Quotation by Herman Melville

About the Shark, phlegmatical one,
Pale sot of the Maldive sea,
The sleek little pilot-fish, azure and slim,
Herman Melville (1819–1891), U.S. poet, novelist. The Maldive Shark (l. 1–3). . .

Selected Poems of Herman Melville. Hennig Cohen, ed. (1991) Fordham University Press.
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