And the mere sight of the torment, with his fishy eyes and mouth open, his sandy hair inquisitively on end, and his waistcoat heaving
with windy arithmetic, made me vicious in my reticence.
For awhile she lay silent, and I did not speak, though I saw by the heaving
of her breast that she was weeping.
I ate my breakfast before the sun was up; and heaving
anchor, the wind being favourable, I steered the same course that I had done the day before, wherein I was directed by my pocket compass.
And now it is the time; from Hell's abyss Come thirsting Tantalus, come Sisyphus Heaving
the cruel stone, come Tityus With vulture, and with wheel Ixion come, And come the sisters of the ceaseless toil; And all into this breast transfer their pains, And (if such tribute to despair be due) Chant in their deepest tones a doleful dirge Over a corse unworthy of a shroud.