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Herman Melville

  • nevena3005hat Zitat gemachtvor 2 Jahren
    Next: how shall we define the whale, by his obvious externals, so as conspicuously to label him for all time to come? To be short, then, a whale is A SPOUTING FISH WITH A HORIZONTAL TAIL.
  • Peter Gazaryanhat Zitat gemachtvor 10 Monaten
    The act of paying is perhaps the most uncomfortable infliction that the two orchard thieves entailed upon us.
  • Tania Udalovahat Zitat gemachtvor 2 Jahren
    nd at last amid the whirl of woe he feels, a deep stupor steals over him, as over the man who bleeds to death, for conscience is the wound, and there's naught to staunch it; so, after sore wrestlings in his berth, Jonah's prodigy of ponderous misery drags him drowning down to sleep.
  • Tania Udalovahat Zitat gemachtvor 2 Jahren
    Like one who after a night of drunken revelry hies to his bed, still reeling, but with conscience yet pricking him, as the plungings of the Roman race-horse but so much the more strike his steel tags into him; as one who in that miserable plight still turns and turns in giddy anguish, praying God for annihilation until the fit be passed; and at last amid the whirl of woe he feels, a deep stupor steals over him, as over the man who bleeds to death, for conscience is the wound, and there's naught to staunch it; so, after sore wrestlings in his berth, Jonah's prodigy of ponderous misery drags him drowning down to sleep.
  • Виктория Лютковскаяhat Zitat gemachtvor 2 Jahren
    knocking people's hats off
  • nevena3005hat Zitat gemachtletztes Jahr
    they would ostentatiously sharpen their knives
  • nevena3005hat Zitat gemachtletztes Jahr
    But where this superiority in the English whalemen does really consist, it would be hard to say, seeing that the Yankees in one day, collectively, kill more whales than all the English, collectively, in ten years.
  • nevena3005hat Zitat gemachtletztes Jahr
    Now, by all odds, the most ancient extant portrait anyways purporting to be the whale's, is to be found in the famous cavern-pagoda of Elephanta, in India. The Brahmins maintain that in the almost endless sculptures of that immemorial pagoda, all the trades and pursuits, every conceivable avocation of man, were prefigured ages before any of them actually came into being. No wonder then, that in some sort our noble profession of whaling should have been there shadowed forth. The Hindoo whale referred to, occurs in a separate department of the wall, depicting the incarnation of Vishnu in the form of leviathan, learnedly known as the Matse Avatar. But though this sculpture is half man and half whale, so as only to give the tail of the latter, yet that small section of him is all wrong.
  • nevena3005hat Zitat gemachtletztes Jahr
    Of the Monstrous Pictures of Whales.
  • nevena3005hat Zitat gemachtletztes Jahr
    Nor does Hogarth, in painting the same scene in his own "Perseus Descending," make out one whit better.
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