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Philip_D_Conrad: Life's a voyage that's homeward bound. (Herman Melville

W_TripSolution: “It is not down in any map; true places never are.” – Herman Melville

stvore: We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men. Herman Melville

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libyant2: On which had many wretches hanged beene Herman Melville, The Encantadas

BananaFaceMcGee: Herman Melville could shove his manuscript of Bartleby the Scrivener up my ass and it would still be less painless than having to read that shit

DommesScarlet: "In this world, shipmates, sin that pays its way can travel freely and without a passport." ― Herman Melville, Moby-Dick, or, the Whale

StephenGByrne: In Herman Melville's Redburn the eponymous hero calls triplets 'three twin sons'. I've stared at the phrase so long my head hurts...

paquirrirri1: “I know not all that may be coming, but be it what it will, I'll go to it laughing.” ― Herman Melville

welfordwrites: Truth uncompromisingly told will always have its jagged edges. Herman Melville

MartinPengelly: Beam of celestial light on plane-bound reading - Our Lincoln, editor Eric Foner - illuminates Herman Melville essentially saying he trusts editors with commas. I think we all know what this means.

armadill2010: Life's a voyage that's homeward bound. (Herman Melville)

AriadnaLohrman: "Real strength never impairs beauty or harmony, but it often bestows it, and in everything imposingly beautiful, strength has much to do with the magic." Herman Melville.

AnnPettifor: Having spent the Xmas hols finishing Herman Melville's 650 page novel, Moby Dick, am struck that Melville knew everything there was to know about whales, except this, their crucial role in saving the planet.

SocioTrip: “It is not down in any map; true places never are.” – Herman Melville

darealBeefKirky: Herman Melville's Moby Dick. Small whales, such as belugas, are modified nostrils located on top of the humpback whale, Monodontidae

erasmusNYT: THE LIGHTHOUSE is good. people had been clamoring for the works of Herman Melville done up Eraserhead-style, it’s surprising it took so long for someone to do it

Discussion_Plan: It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation - Herman Melville

SnatcherInThePi: Moby Fiddlestick by Herman Melville

RealDorianDawes: Bartleby the Scrivener by Herman Melville had another impact on me as a teenageer. Had barely started working and I was already exhausted by capitalism. There's good stuff in the classics, but not all of it is worth shoving onto kids.

mikepowernyc: But when a man's religion becomes really frantic; when it is a positive torment to him; and, in fine, makes this earth of ours an uncomfortable inn to lodge in; then I think it high time to take that individual aside and argue the point with him." Herman Melville

libyant2: Southeast of Crossman's Isle lies Herman Melville, The Encantadas

W_TripSolution: “It is not down in any map; true places never are.” – Herman Melville

WH4Vets: No philosophers so thoroughly comprehend us as dogs and horses. Herman Melville

MarkBKelley: "I feel that the Godhead is broken up like the bread at the Supper, and that we are the pieces. Hence this infinite fraternity of feeling." Herman Melville to Nathaniel Hawthorne, 1851

meer_ishtiaq: "It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation." -- Herman Melville

AlexWattsEsq: Teenage mutant Herman Melville Teenage mutant HERMAN MELVILLE TEENAGE MUTANT HERMAN MELVILLE Writer of a whale book Very long!

Mitchells_Comet: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Herman Melville, Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth Just some awesome people I got to hang out with when I was younger ☺️

TimGStevens: Oh, and Herman Melville. I first read Moby-Dick in Afrikaans. It was about 200 pages long, so I suspect it was a slightly trimmed version. I certainly don’t remember all the digressions about the technicalities of whaling.

AskJayWarren: It is better to fail in originality than to succeed as a imitation. - Herman Melville

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The Rainbow, Or Curious Covenant
 by Robert Herrick

Mine eyes, like clouds, were drizzling rain;
And as they thus did entertain
The gentle beams from Julia's sight
To mine eyes levell'd opposite,
O thing admir'd! there did appear
A curious rainbow smiling there;
Which was the covenant that she
No more would drown mine eyes or me.

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