Walking in the Shoes of Herman Melville

attended with such an insupportable smell, as to bring on a disorder of the brain.” – ULLOA’s SOUTH MERICA

“If we compare land animals in respect to magnitude, with those that take up their abode in the deep, we shall find they will appear contemptible in the comparison. The whale is doubtless the largest animal in creation.” – GOLDSMITH, NAT. HIST.

“If you should write a fable for little fishes, you would make them speak like great whales.” – GOLDSMITH TO JOHNSON.

“In the afternoon we saw what was supposed to be a rock, but it was found to be a dead whale, which some Asiatics had killed, and were then towing ashore. They seemed to endeavor to conceal themselves behind the whale, in order to avoid being seen by us.” – COOK’S VOYAGES.

“The larger whales, they seldom venture to attack. They stand in so great dread of some of them, that when out at sea they are afraid to mention even their names, and carry dung,

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