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By Herman Melville

A narrative of the battle among guy and mammal, during which the writer explores his obsessions with sturdy and evil, love and solitude, speech and silence, utilizing his technical wisdom of cruising and the ocean to inform a narrative that's instantly minutely life like and powerfully symbolic.

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It was a very dubious-looking, nay, a very dark and dismal night, bitingly cold and cheerless. 1 knew no one in the place. With anxious grapnels I had sounded my pocket, and only brought up a few pieces of silver,—So, wherever you go, Ishmael, said I to myself, as I stood in the middle of a dreary street shouldering my bag, and comparing the gloom towards the north with the darkness towards the south—wherever in your wisdom you may conclude to lodge for the night, my dear Ishmael, be sure to inquire the price, and don’t be too particular.

Ay ay, sir! There she blows! ” “Thunder and lightning! so near! ” J. Ross Browne’s Etchings of a Whaling Cruise. 1846. ” “Narrative of the Globe Mutiny,” by Lay and Hussey, survivors. D. 1828. ” Missionary Journal of Tyerman and Bennet. Page xxvii “Nantucket itself,” said Mr. Webster, “is a very striking and peculiar portion of the National interest. ” Report of Daniel Webster’s Speech in the U. S. Senate, on the application for the Erection of a Breakwater at Nantucket. 1828. ’’ By Rev. Henry T.

But though the picture lies thus tranced, and though this pine-tree shakes down its sighs like leaves upon this shepherd’s head, yet all were vain, unless the shepherd’s Page 5 eye were fixed upon the magic stream before him. —Water—there is not a drop of water there! Were Niagara but a cataract of sand, would you travel your thousand miles to see it? Why did the poor poet of Tennessee, upon suddenly receiving two handfuls of silver, deliberate whether to buy him a coat, which he sadly needed, or invest his money in a pedestrian trip to Rockaway Beach?

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