But the only thing to be considered here, is this—what kind of oil is used at coronations?
It is well known that at the coronation of kings and queens, even modern ones, a certain curious process of seasoning them for their functions is gone through.
Certain I am, however, that a king’s head is solemnly oiled at his coronation, even as a head of salad.
Think of that, ye loyal Britons! we whalemen supply your kings and queens with coronation stuff!
By hints, I asked him whether he did not propose going back, and having a coronation; since he might now consider his father dead and gone, he being very old and feeble at the last accounts.
For, like the Coronation banquet at Frankfort, where the German Emperor profoundly dines with the seven Imperial Electors, so these cabin meals were somehow solemn meals, eaten in awful silence; and yet at table old Ahab forbade not conversation; only he himself was dumb.
And who could tell whether, in that congregated caravan, Moby Dick himself might not temporarily be swimming, like the worshipped white-elephant in the coronation procession of the Siamese!
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She watched Queen Elizabeth’s coronation.
looked more like a coronation than an inauguration