The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (IV)

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Can you name the following line in The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Part the Sixth?

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But tell me, tell me! speak again,Part the Sixth (FIRST VOICE)
What makes that ship drive on so fast?
Still as a slave before his lord,(SECOND VOICE)
His great bright eye most silently
If he may know which way to go;
See, brother, see! how graciously
But why drives on that ship so fast,(FIRST VOICE)
The air is cut away before,(SECOND VOICE)
Fly, brother, fly! more high, more high
For slow and slow that ship will go,
I woke, and we were sailing on(voices end)
'Twas night, calm night, the Moon was high;
All stood together on the deck,
All fixed on me their stony eyes,
The pang, the curse, with which they died,
I could not draw my eyes from theirs,
And now this spell was snapt: once more
And looked far forth, yet little saw
Like one that on a lonesome road
And having once turned round walks on,
Because he knows, a frightful fiend
But soon there breathed a wind on me,
Its path was not upon the sea,
It raised my hair, it fanned my cheek
It mingled strangely with my fears,
Swiftly, swiftly flew the ship,
Sweetly, sweetly blew the breeze—
Oh! dream of joy! is this indeed
Is this the hill? is this the kirk?
We drifted o'er the harbour-bar,
O let me be awake, my God!
The harbour-bay was clear as glass,
And on the bay the moonlight lay,
The rock shone bright, the kirk no less,
The moonlight steeped in silentness
And the bay was white with silent light,
Full many shapes, that shadows were,
A little distance from the prow
I turned my eyes upon the deck—
Each corse lay flat, lifeless and flat,
A man all light, a seraph-man,
This seraph band, each waved his hand:
They stood as signals to the land,
This seraph-band, each waved his hand,
No voice; but oh! the silence sank
But soon I heard the dash of oars;
My head was turned perforce away,
The Pilot, and the Pilot's boy,
Dear Lord in Heaven! it was a joy
I saw a third—I heard his voice:
He singeth loud his godly hymns
He'll shrieve my soul, he'll wash away

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