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Holland
used in Moby Dick

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Informal reference to The Netherlands (confusion arises because important provinces in The Netherlands are North Holland and South Holland).
  • HOLLAND'S PLUTARCH'S MORALS.
    Extracts (13% in)
  • HOLLAND'S PLINY.
    Extracts (14% in)
  • Perhaps the only formal whaling code authorized by legislative enactment, was that of Holland.
    Chapters 88-90 — Schools and Schoolmasters; Fast-Fish and Loose-Fish; Heads or Tails (38% in)
  • As its name imports (smeer, fat; berg, to put up), this village was founded in order to afford a place for the blubber of the Dutch whale fleet to be tried out, without being taken home to Holland for that purpose.
    Chapters 91-93 — The Pequod Meets The Rose-Bud; Ambergris; The Castaway (63% in)
  • ...and placed upon the try-works, completely hiding the pots; every cask is out of sight; all tackles are coiled in unseen nooks; and when by the combined and simultaneous industry of almost the entire ship's company, the whole of this conscientious duty is at last concluded, then the crew themselves proceed to their own ablutions; shift themselves from top to toe; and finally issue to the immaculate deck, fresh and all aglow, as bridegrooms new-leaped from out the daintiest Holland.
    Chapters 97-99 — The Lamp; Stowing Down & Clearing Up; Doubloon (24% in)
  • In short, this ancient and learned Low Dutch book treated of the commerce of Holland; and, among other subjects, contained a very interesting account of its whale fishery.
    Chapters 100-102 — The Pequod meets....; The Decanter; A Bower in the Arsacides (64% in)
  • And there seems no reason to doubt that if these elephants, which have now been hunted for thousands of years, by Semiramis, by Porus, by Hannibal, and by all the successive monarchs of the East—if they still survive there in great numbers, much more may the great whale outlast all hunting, since he has a pasture to expatiate in, which is precisely twice as large as all Asia, both Americas, Europe and Africa, New Holland, and all the Isles of the sea combined.
    Chapters 103-105 — Measurement of The Whale's Skeleton; The Fossil Whale; Does the Whale Diminish (95% in)

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