Vocabulary in The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner in Seven Parts 2
"About my neck was hung...."   (The Rime of the Ancient Mariner in Seven Parts)

This famous passage also created an expression in the English language---to have an albatross around one’s neck---which means that something you have done or are connected to is causing you problems or stopping you from being successful.

"unaware..."   (The Rime of the Ancient Mariner in Seven Parts)

Coleridge's words emphasize that the blessing was not done consciously for the purpose of achieving forgiveness. When the Mariner blesses the snakes "unawares", he is indicating that the Mariner blesses the snakes "in his heart."