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- For be a man's intellectual superiority what it will, it can never assume the practical, available supremacy over other men, without the aid of some sort of external arts and entrenchments, always, in themselves, more or less paltry and base.Chapters 31-33 -- Queen Mab; Cetology; The Specksnyder (97% in)
- Aye," lighting from the boat to the deck, "thus I trample on thee, thou paltry thing that feebly pointest on high; thus I split and destroy thee!"Chapters 118-120 -- The Quadrant; The Candles; The Deck (18% in)
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