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genealogy
used in Moby Dick

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family ancestry or its study
  • Oh, thou magnanimous! now I do glory in my genealogy.
    Chapters 118-120 -- The Quadrant; The Candles; The Deck (81% in)
  • ...they yield their beaches to wild barbarians, whose red painted faces flash from out their peltry wigwams; for leagues and leagues are flanked by ancient and unentered forests, where the gaunt pines stand like serried lines of kings in Gothic genealogies; those same woods harboring wild Afric beasts of prey, and silken creatures whose exported furs give robes to Tartar Emperors; they mirror the paved capitals of Buffalo and Cleveland, as well as Winnebago villages; they float alike the...
    Chapters 52-54 -- The Albatross; The Gam; The Town-Ho's Story (33% in)
  • To trail the genealogies of these high mortal miseries, carries us at last among the sourceless primogenitures of the gods; so that, in the face of all the glad, hay-making suns, and soft cymballing, round harvest-moons, we must needs give in to this: that the gods themselves are not for ever glad.
    Chapters 106-108 -- Ahab's Leg; The Carpenter; Ahab and the Carpenter (13% in)

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