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Moby Dick
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  • Delightful inducements to embark, fine chance for promotion, it seems—aye, a stove boat will make me an immortal by brevet.
  • —chiefly known to me by Thy rod—mortal or immortal, here I die.
  • For what he ate did not so much relieve his hunger, as keep it immortal in him.
  • A very white, and famous, and most deadly immortal monster, Don;—but that would be too long a story.
  • Can it be that in some spiritual sense the coffin is, after all, but an immortality-preserver!
  • The wind increased to a howl; the waves dashed their bucklers together; the whole squall roared, forked, and crackled around us like a white fire upon the prairie, in which, unconsumed, we were burning; immortal in these jaws of death!
  • Wherefore, for all these things, we account the whale immortal in his species, however perishable in his individuality.
  • Oh God! that man should be a thing for immortal souls to sieve through!
  • Oh, immortal infancy, and innocency of the azure!
  • But not only did each of these famous whales enjoy great individual celebrity—Nay, you may call it an ocean-wide renown; not only was he famous in life and now is immortal in forecastle stories after death, but he was admitted into all the rights, privileges, and distinctions of a name; had as much a name indeed as Cambyses or Caesar.
  • …who yesterday departed for the other world, we prefix so significant and infidel a word, and yet do not thus entitle him, if he but embarks for the remotest Indies of this living earth; why the Life Insurance Companies pay death-forfeitures upon immortals; in what eternal, unstirring paralysis, and deadly, hopeless trance, yet lies antique Adam who died sixty round centuries ago; how it is that we still refuse to be comforted for those who we nevertheless maintain are dwelling in…
  • …knowing that after repeated, intrepid assaults, the White Whale had escaped alive; it cannot be much matter of surprise that some whalemen should go still further in their superstitions; declaring Moby Dick not only ubiquitous, but immortal (for immortality is but ubiquity in time); that though groves of spears should be planted in his flanks, he would still swim away unharmed; or if indeed he should ever be made to spout thick blood, such a sight would be but a ghastly deception; for…
  • …as these; and knowing that after repeated, intrepid assaults, the White Whale had escaped alive; it cannot be much matter of surprise that some whalemen should go still further in their superstitions; declaring Moby Dick not only ubiquitous, but immortal (for immortality is but ubiquity in time); that though groves of spears should be planted in his flanks, he would still swim away unharmed; or if indeed he should ever be made to spout thick blood, such a sight would be but a ghastly…
  • Oh, grassy glades! oh, ever vernal endless landscapes in the soul; in ye,—though long parched by the dead drought of the earthy life,—in ye, men yet may roll, like young horses in new morning clover; and for some few fleeting moments, feel the cool dew of the life immortal on them.
  • But as all else in him thinned, and his cheek-bones grew sharper, his eyes, nevertheless, seemed growing fuller and fuller; they became of a strange softness of lustre; and mildly but deeply looked out at you there from his sickness, a wondrous testimony to that immortal health in him which could not die, or be weakened.
  • " ’tis July’s immortal Fourth; all fountains must run wine today!
  • —I am immortal then, on land and on sea," cried Ahab, with a laugh of derision;—"Immortal on land and on sea!"
  • —I am immortal then, on land and on sea," cried Ahab, with a laugh of derision;—"Immortal on land and on sea!"

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  • Zeus and the other gods were supposed to be immortal.
  • She believes we have an immortal soul.

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