or ork we have received nothing certain. They grow exceeding fat, insomuch that an incredible quantity of oil will be extracted out of one whale.” – IBID. “HISTORY OF LIFE AND DEATH.”
“The sovereignest thing on earth is parmacetti for an inward bruise.” – KING HENRY.
“Very like a whale.” – HAMLET.
“Immense as whales, the motion of whose vast bodies can in a peaceful calm trouble the ocean til it boil.” – SIR WILLIAM DAVENANT. PREFACE TO GONDIBERT.
“What spermacetti is, men might justly doubt, since the learned Hosmannus in his work of thirty years, saith plainly, Nescio quid sit.” – SIR T. BROWNE. OF SPERMA CETI AND THE SPERMA CETI WHALE. VIDE HIS V.E.
“By art is created that great Leviathan, called a Commonwealth or State – (in Latin,