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Herman Melville

Monday, April 1st, 1996

Give me a condor’s quill! Give me Vesu­vius’ crater for an inkstand! Friends, hold my arms! For in the mere act of penning my thoughts of this Leviathan, they weary me, and make me faint with their out-reaching compre­hen­sive­ness of sweep, as if to include the whole circle of the sciences, and all the gener­a­tions of whales, and men, and mastodons, past, present, and to come, with all the revolving panoramas of empire on earth, and throughout the whole universe.”

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