Moby Dick; Or The Whale (8 x 8)

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  • 1. The firm tower, that is Ahab; the volcano, that is Ahab; the courageous, the undaunted, and victorious fowl, that, too, is Ahab; all are Ahab; and this round gold is but the image of the rounder globe, which, like a magician's glass, to each and every man in turn but mirrors back his own mysterious ____
  • 5. End of Project Gutenberg's Moby Dick; or ___ Whale, by Herman Melville
  • 8. Now, inclusive of the occasional wide intervals between the revolving outer circles, and inclusive of the spaces between the various pods in any one of those circles, the entire ____ at this juncture, embraced by the whole multitude, must have contained at least two or three square miles
  • 9. He would stand still for hours: but never sat or leaned; his ___ but wondrous eyes did plainly say--We two watchmen never rest
  • 10. Though in many natural objects, whiteness refiningly enhances beauty, as if imparting some special virtue of its own, as in marbles, japonicas, and pearls; and though various nations have in some way recognised a certain royal preeminence in this hue; even the barbaric, grand old kings of ____ placing the title "Lord of the White Elephants" above all their other magniloquent ascriptions of dominion; and the modern kings of Siam unfurling the same snow-white quadruped in the royal standard; and the Hanoverian flag bearing the one figure of a snow-white charger; and the great Austrian Empire, Caesarian, heir to overlording Rome, having for the imperial colour the same imperial hue; and though this pre-eminence in it applies to the human race itself, giving the white man ideal mastership over every dusky tribe; and though, besides, all this, whiteness has been even made significant of gladness, for among the Romans a white stone marked a joyful day; and though in other mortal sympathies and symbolizings, this same hue is made the emblem of many touching, noble things--the innocence of brides, the benignity of age; though among the Red Men of America the giving of the white belt of wampum was the deepest pledge of honour; though in many climes, whiteness typifies the majesty of Justice in the ermine of the Judge, and contributes to the daily state of kings and queens drawn by milk-white steeds; though even in the higher mysteries of the most august religions it has been made the symbol of the divine spotlessness and power; by the Persian fire worshippers, the white forked flame being held the holiest on the altar; and in the Greek mythologies, Great Jove himself being made incarnate in a snow-white bull; and though to the noble Iroquois, the midwinter sacrifice of the sacred White Dog was by far the holiest festival of their theology, that spotless, faithful creature being held the purest envoy they could send to the Great Spirit with the annual tidings of their own fidelity; and though directly from the Latin word for white, all Christian priests derive the name of one part of their sacred vesture, the alb or tunic, worn beneath the cassock; and though among the holy pomps of the Romish faith, white is specially employed in the celebration of the Passion of our Lord; though in the Vision of St
  • 11. Lashed round and round to the fish's back; pinioned in the turns upon turns in which, during the past night, the whale had reeled the involutions of the lines around him, the half torn body of the Parsee was seen; his sable raiment frayed to shreds; his distended eyes turned full upon ___ Ahab
  • 12. --But even with a broken bone, old Ahab is untouched; and I account no living bone of mine one jot more me, than this dead one that's ____
  • 14. OF SPERMA ____ AND THE SPERMA ____ WHALE
  • 16. Arter that, ___ said it wouldn't do
  • 17. Sideways lashed in each of her three basketed tops were two barrels of sperm; above which, in her top-mast cross-trees, you saw slender breakers of the same precious fluid; and nailed to her main truck was a brazen ____
  • 21. Stubb saw him pause; and perhaps intending, not vainly, though, to evince his own unabated fortitude, and thus keep up a valiant place in his Captain's mind, he advanced, and eyeing the wreck exclaimed--"The thistle the ___ refused; it pricked his mouth too keenly, sir; ha
  • 22. What, when the great Pope washes the feet of beggars, using his tiara for ____
  • 23. From beneath his slouched hat Ahab dropped a tear into the sea; nor did all the Pacific contain such wealth as that one ___ drop
  • 24. So like a choice casket is it secreted in him, that I have known some whalemen who peremptorily ____ that the Sperm Whale has any other brain than that palpable semblance of one formed by the cubic-yards of his sperm magazine
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  • 1. The eternal ___ runs up in Ahab's bones again
  • 2. Ahab stooped to clear it; he did clear it; but the flying turn caught him round the neck, and voicelessly as Turkish mutes bowstring their victim, he was shot out of the boat, ___ the crew knew he was gone
  • 3. Two days chased; twice stove to splinters; thy very ___ once more snatched from under thee; thy evil shadow gone--all good angels mobbing thee with warnings:-- "What more wouldst thou have
  • 4. Serious _____ might be found with the anatomical details of this whale, but let that pass; since, for the life of me, I could not draw so good a one
  • 5. Now, with elated step, they pace the planks in ____ and threes, and humorously discourse of parlors, sofas, carpets, and fine cambrics; propose to mat the deck; think of having hanging to the top; object not to taking tea by moonlight on the piazza of the forecastle
  • 6. Suddenly he came to a ____ by the bulwarks, and inserting his bone leg into the auger-hole there, and with one hand grasping a shroud, he ordered Starbuck to send everybody aft
  • 7. ___ of Project Gutenberg's Moby Dick; or The Whale, by Herman Melville
  • 13. Certain I am, however, that a king's head is solemnly _____ at his coronation, even as a head of salad
  • 14. " It is often the ____ that when a boat is stove, its crew, being picked up by another boat, help to work that second boat; and the chase is thus continued with what is called double-banked oars
  • 15. They must lead somewhere--to something ____ than common land, more palmy than the palms
  • 16. " Soon they through dim, bewildering mediums ___ her sidelong fading phantom, as in the gaseous Fata Morgana; only the uppermost masts out of water; while fixed by infatuation, or fidelity, or fate, to their once lofty perches, the pagan harpooneers still maintained their sinking lookouts on the sea
  • 18. Whatever pale fears and forebodings some of them might have felt before; these were not only now kept out of sight through the growing ___ of Ahab, but they were broken up, and on all sides routed, as timid prairie hares that scatter before the bounding bison
  • 19. It so chanced, that after the Parsee's disappearance, I was he whom the Fates ordained to take the place of Ahab's bowsman, when that bowsman assumed the vacant post; the same, who, when on the last day the three ___ were tossed from out of the rocking boat, was dropped astern
  • 20. In vain handspikes and crows were brought to bear upon the immovable fluke-chains, to ___ them adrift from the timberheads; and so low had the whale now settled that the submerged ends could not be at all approached, while every moment whole tons of ponderosity seemed added to the sinking bulk, and the ship seemed on the point of going over
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