felt . . . other sufferings.
The context, as earlier in the chapter (III:3:7
), here once again brings to mind the circumstances of Coleridge's "Rime of the Ancient Mariner," lines 119ff., which is associated in the novel both with a transgressive voyaging (see I:L2:6
) and with a fear of retribution for tampering recklessly with life (I:4:7