Walking in the Shoes of Herman Melville

vents, which nature has placed on their shoulders.” – SIR T. HERBERT’S VOYAGES INTO ASIA AND AFRICA. HARRIS COLL.

“Here they saw such huge troops of whales, that they were forced to proceed with a great deal of caution for fear they should run their ship upon them.” – SCHOUTEN’S SIXTH CIRCUMNAVIGATION.

“We set sail from the Elbe, wind N.E. in the ship called The Jonas-in-the-Whale…. Some say the whale can’t open his mouth, but that is a fable…. They frequently climb up the masts to see whether they can see a whale, for the first discoverer has a ducat for his pains…. I was told of a whale taken near Shetland, that had above a barrel of herrings in his belly…. One of our harpooners told me that he caught once a whale in Spitzbergen that was white all over.” – A VOYAGE TO GREENLAND, A.D. 1671 HARRIS COLL.

“Several whales have come in upon this coast (Fife) Anno 1652, one eighty feed in

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