Herman Melville quotes

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Our institutions have a potent digestion, and may in time convert and assimilate to good all elements thrown in, however originall ...
There seems no reason why patriotism and narrowness should go together, or why intellectual fairmindedness should be confounded wi ...
Those of us who always abhorred slavery as an atheistical iniquity, gladly we join in the exulting chorus of humanity over its dow ...
Let us pray that the great historic tragedy of our time may not have been enacted without instructing our whole beloved country th ...
I seem, in most of these verses, to have but placed a harp in a window, and noted the contrasted airs which wayward winds have pla ...
the negro Babo took by succession each Spaniard forward, and asked him whose skeleton that was, and whether, from its whiteness, h ...
"what has cast such a shadow upon you" "The negro."
"you were with me all day; stood with me, sat with me, talked with me, looked at me, ate with me, drank with me; and yet, your las ...
Through the port comes the moon-shine astray!
It tips the guard's cutlass and silvers this nook;
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I am sleepy, and the oozy weeds about me twist.
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