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Moby Dick
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  • While composing a little treatise on Eternity, I had the curiosity to place a mirror before me; and ere long saw reflected there, a curious involved worming and undulation in the atmosphere over my head.
  • In his treatise on "Queen-Gold," or Queen-pinmoney, an old King’s Bench author, one William Prynne, thus discourseth: "Ye tail is ye Queen’s, that ye Queen’s wardrobe may be supplied with ye whalebone."
  • And this tattooing had been the work of a departed prophet and seer of his island, who, by those hieroglyphic marks, had written out on his body a complete theory of the heavens and the earth, and a mystical treatise on the art of attaining truth; so that Queequeg in his own proper person was a riddle to unfold; a wondrous work in one volume; but whose mysteries not even himself could read, though his own live heart beat against them; and these mysteries were therefore destined in the…

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  • She still has to publish a treatise to earn her PhD.
  • I’m reading Hume’s "A Treatise of Human Nature".

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