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The Rime of the Ancient Mariner 7-12

Man of the Fort Story, Va. coastal defense (LOC) Originally uploaded by The Library of Congress He prayeth best, who loveth best All things both great and small; For the dear God who loveth us, He made and loveth all. The Mariner, whose eye is bright, Whose beard with age is hoar, Is gone: and [...]

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner 7-11

Musical stars Madge Elliott and Cyril Ritchard’s wedding, St Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney, 1935 / photograph by Sam Hood Originally uploaded by State Library of New South Wales To walk together to the kirk, And all together pray, While each to his great Father bends, Old men, and babes, and loving friends, And youths and maidens [...]

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner 7-10

[Eleanor Wilson, daughter of Woodrow Wilson, with her sister Jessie and others] (LOC) Originally uploaded by The Library of Congress O Wedding-Guest! this soul hath been Alone on a wide wide sea: So lonely ’twas, that God Himself Scarce seemed there to be. O sweeter than the marriage-feast, ‘Tis sweeter far to me, To walk [...]

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner 7-9

Belvidere Street Originally uploaded by The Library of Virginia I pass, like night, from land to land; I have strange power of speech; That moment that his face I see, I know the man that must hear me: To him my tale I teach. What loud uproar bursts from that door! The wedding-guests are there: [...]

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner 7-8

Catholic theatre, detective story Originally uploaded by The Library of Virginia Forthwith this frame of mine was wrenched With a woeful agony, Which forced me to begin my tale; And then it left me free. Since then, at an uncertain hour, That agony returns: And till my ghastly tale is told, This heart within me [...]

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner 7-7

Hindu Priest – India (LOC) Originally uploaded by The Library of Congress And now, all in my own countree, I stood on the firm land! The Hermit stepped forth from the boat, And scarcely he could stand. ‘O shrieve me, shrieve me, holy man!’ The Hermit crossed his brow. ‘Say quick,’ quoth he, ‘I bid [...]

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, [...]

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner 7-5

Whirlpool Galaxy (M51): A Classic Beauty (A spiral galaxy 31 million light years from Earth.) Originally uploaded by Smithsonian Institution Stunned by that loud and dreadful sound, Which sky and ocean smote, Like one that hath been seven days drowned My body lay afloat; But swift as dreams, myself I found Within the Pilot’s boat. [...]

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner 7-4

TITANIC life boats on way to CARPATHIA (LOC) Originally uploaded by The Library of Congress The boat came closer to the ship, But I nor spake nor stirred; The boat came close beneath the ship, And straight a sound was heard. Under the water it rumbled on, Still louder and more dread: It reached the [...]

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner 7-3

Skeleton of sea-elephant & Harold Hamilton Originally uploaded by State Library of New South Wales Brown skeletons of leaves that lag My forest-brook along; When the ivy-tod is heavy with snow, And the owlet whoops to the wolf below, That eats the she-wolf’s young.’ ‘Dear Lord! it hath a fiendish look – (The Pilot made [...]

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner 7-2

Cornell crew (LOC) Originally uploaded by The Library of Congress The skiff-boat neared: I heard them talk, ‘Why this is strange, I trow! Where are those lights to many and fair, That signal made but now?’ ‘Strange, by my faith!’ the Hermit said – ‘And they answered not our cheer! The planks look warped! and [...]

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner 7-1

Farm Security Administration borrower, vicinity of Frederiksted, St. Croix, Virgin Islands (LOC) Originally uploaded by The Library of Congress PART THE SEVENTH “This hermit good lives in that wood Which slopes down to the sea. How loudly his sweet voice he rears! He loves to talk with mariners That come from a far countree. He [...]

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner 6-11

Woman in a rowing boat Originally uploaded by National Media Museum But soon I heard the dash of oars, I heard the Pilot’s cheer; My head was turned perforce away, And I saw a boat appear. The Pilot and the Pilot’s boy, I heard them coming fast: Dear Lord in Heaven! it was a joy [...]

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner 6-10

World’s Columbian Exposition: Transportation Building, Chicago, United States, 1893. Originally uploaded by Brooklyn Museum Each corse lay flat, lifeless and flat, And, by the holy rood! A man all light, a seraph-man, On every corse there stood. This seraph-band, each waved his hand: It was a heavenly sight! They stood as signals to the land, [...]

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner 6-9

The harbor, Frederiksted, Saint Croix island, Virgin Islands (LOC) Originally uploaded by The Library of Congress And the bay was white with silent light, Till rising from the same, Full many shapes, that shadows were, In crimson colours came. A little distance from the prow Those crimson shadows were: I turned my eyes upon the [...]