Walking in the Shoes of Herman Melville

He said that he was one of six who had killed sixty in two days.” – OTHER OR OTHER’S VERBAL NARRATIVE TAKEN DOWN FROM HIS MOUTH BY KING ALFRED, A.D. 890.

“And whereas all the other things, whether beast or vessel, that enter into the dreadful gulf of this monster’s (whale’s) mouth, are immediately lost and swallowed up, the sea-gudgeon retires into it in great security, and there sleeps.” – MONTAIGNE. – APOLOGY FOR RAIMOND SEBOND.

“Let us fly, let us fly! Old Nick take me if is not Leviathan described by the noble prophet Moses in the life of patient Job.” – RABELAIS.

“This whale’s liver was two cartloads.” – STOWE’S ANNALS.

“The great Leviathan that maketh the seas to seethe like boiling pan.” – LORD BACON’S VERSION OF THE PSALMS.

“Touching that monstrous bulk of the whale

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