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The Rime of the Ancient Mariner 7-6

[Stanford University crew rowing on Hudson River with Poughkeepsie Bridge, New York, in background] (LOC)

Originally uploaded by The Library of Congress

I moved my lips – the Pilot shrieked
And fell down in a fit;
The holy Hermit raised his eyes,
And prayed where he did sit.

I took the oars: the Pilot’s boy,
Who now doth crazy go,
Laughed loud and long, and all the while
His eyes went to and fro.
‘Ha! ha!’ quoth he, ‘full plain I see,
The Devil knows how to row.’

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