Quotation by Herman Melville

Adrift dissolving, bound for death;
Though lumpish thou, a lumbering one—
A lumbering lubbard loitering slow,
Impingers rue thee and go down,
Sounding thy precipice below,
Nor stir the slimy slug that sprawls
Along thy dead indifference of walls.
Herman Melville (1819–1891), U.S. poet, novelist. The Berg (l. 31–37). . .

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