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- The permanent constitutional condition of the manufactured man, thought Ahab, is sordidness.Chapters 46-48 -- Surmises; The Mat-Maker; The First Lowering (10% in)
- The gallant Perseus, a son of Jupiter, was the first whaleman; and to the eternal honour of our calling be it said, that the first whale attacked by our brotherhood was not killed with any sordid intent.Chapters 82-84 -- The Honour and Glory of Whaling; Jonah Historically Regarded; Pitchpoling (5% in)
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