Saturday, April 30, 2011

Where else would Ishmael set sail

I want not to record the annals
of the island of Nantucket -
its inhabitants have no annals
for they are not a race of warriors.

.. and there they found an empty ivory
  casket ..

J. Hector St. John Crèvecoeur
Letter IV
Doubleday, 1966©

Herman Melville
Moby-Dick, or The Whale
Harrison Hayford, Hershel Parker,
  G. Thomas Tanselle, editors
Northwestern University Press and
  The Newberry Library, 1988©

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