- Now, by all odds, the most ancient extant portrait anyways purporting to be the whale’s, is to be found in the famous cavern-pagoda of Elephanta, in India.
- But quitting all these unprofessional attempts, let us glance at those pictures of leviathan purporting to be sober, scientific delineations, by those who know.
- In this book is an outline purporting to be a "Picture of a Physeter or Spermaceti whale, drawn by scale from one killed on the coast of Mexico, August, 1793, and hoisted on deck."
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- They purport to support the legislation out of concern for the environment, but I suspect profit is their primary motive.
- They purport that the poll is unbiased and shows that Americans who are acquainted with the facts support the legislation.
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