Quotation by Henry David Thoreau

The attention of those who frequent the camp-meetings at Eastham is said to be divided between the preaching of the Methodists and the preaching of the billows on the back side of the Cape, for they all stream over here in the course of their stay. I trust that in this case the loudest voice carries it. With what effect may we suppose the ocean to say, "My hearers!" to the multitude on the bank. On that side some John N. Maffit; on this, the Reverend Poluphloisboios Thalassa.
Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Cape Cod (1855-1865), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 4, p. 67, Houghton Mifflin (1906).

"Poluphloisboios Thalassa" is Thoreau's transliteration of a phrase (which translates as "the many ringing sea") in a line from Homer's Odyssey that he has just quoted.
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