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- Why did the Greeks give it a separate deity, and own brother of Jove?Chapters 1-3 -- Loomings; The Carpet-Bag; The Spouter-Inn (10% in)
- But not yet have we solved the incantation of this whiteness, and learned why it appeals with such power to the soul; and more strange and far more portentous—why, as we have seen, it is at once the most meaning symbol of spiritual things, nay, the very veil of the Christian's Deity; and yet should be as it is, the intensifying agent in things the most appalling to mankind.Chapters 40-42 -- Midnight, Forecastle; Moby Dick; The Whiteness of the Whale (97% in)
- Besides, when making a passage from one feeding-ground to another, the sperm whales, guided by some infallible instinct—say, rather, secret intelligence from the Deity—mostly swim in VEINS, as they are called; continuing their way along a given ocean-line with such undeviating exactitude, that no ship ever sailed her course, by any chart, with one tithe of such marvellous precision.Chapters 43-45 -- Hark!; The Chart; The Affidavit (16% in)
- But in the great Sperm Whale, this high and mighty god-like dignity inherent in the brow is so immensely amplified, that gazing on it, in that full front view, you feel the Deity and the dread powers more forcibly than in beholding any other object in living nature.Chapters 79-81 -- The Prairie; The Nut; The Pequod Meets the Virgin (10% in)
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