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Quakers
used in Moby Dick

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a member of the Religious Society of Friends founded by George Fox (the Friends have never called themselves Quakers)
  • For some of these same Quakers are the most sanguinary of all sailors and whale-hunters.
    Chapters 16-18 — The Ship; The Ramadan; His Mark (25% in)
  • There was nothing so very particular, perhaps, about the appearance of the elderly man I saw; he was brown and brawny, like most old seamen, and heavily rolled up in blue pilot-cloth, cut in the Quaker style; only there was a fine and almost microscopic net-work of the minutest wrinkles interlacing round his eyes, which must have arisen from his continual sailings in many hard gales, and always looking to windward;—for this causes the muscles about the eyes to become pursed together.
    Chapters 16-18 — The Ship; The Ramadan; His Mark (13% in)
  • I saw that under the mask of these half humorous innuendoes, this old seaman, as an insulated Quakerish Nantucketer, was full of his insular prejudices, and rather distrustful of all aliens, unless they hailed from Cape Cod or the Vineyard.
    Chapters 16-18 — The Ship; The Ramadan; His Mark (16% in)
  • Now, Bildad, like Peleg, and indeed many other Nantucketers, was a Quaker, the island having been originally settled by that sect; and to this day its inhabitants in general retain in an uncommon measure the peculiarities of the Quaker, only variously and anomalously modified by things altogether alien and heterogeneous.
    Chapters 16-18 — The Ship; The Ramadan; His Mark (25% in)
  • Now, Bildad, like Peleg, and indeed many other Nantucketers, was a Quaker, the island having been originally settled by that sect; and to this day its inhabitants in general retain in an uncommon measure the peculiarities of the Quaker, only variously and anomalously modified by things altogether alien and heterogeneous.
    Chapters 16-18 — The Ship; The Ramadan; His Mark (25% in)
  • They are fighting Quakers; they are Quakers with a vengeance.
    Chapters 16-18 — The Ship; The Ramadan; His Mark (26% in)
  • They are fighting Quakers; they are Quakers with a vengeance.
    Chapters 16-18 — The Ship; The Ramadan; His Mark (26% in)
  • So that there are instances among them of men, who, named with Scripture names—a singularly common fashion on the island—and in childhood naturally imbibing the stately dramatic thee and thou of the Quaker idiom; still, from the audacious, daring, and boundless adventure of their subsequent lives, strangely blend with these unoutgrown peculiarities, a thousand bold dashes of character, not unworthy a Scandinavian sea-king, or a poetical Pagan Roman.
    Chapters 16-18 — The Ship; The Ramadan; His Mark (26% in)
  • But, as yet we have not to do with such an one, but with quite another; and still a man, who, if indeed peculiar, it only results again from another phase of the Quaker, modified by individual circumstances.
    Chapters 16-18 — The Ship; The Ramadan; His Mark (29% in)
  • But unlike Captain Peleg—who cared not a rush for what are called serious things, and indeed deemed those self-same serious things the veriest of all trifles—Captain Bildad had not only been originally educated according to the strictest sect of Nantucket Quakerism, but all his subsequent ocean life, and the sight of many unclad, lovely island creatures, round the Horn—all that had not moved this native born Quaker one single jot, had not so much as altered one angle of his vest.
    Chapters 16-18 — The Ship; The Ramadan; His Mark (30% in)
  • For a pious man, especially for a Quaker, he was certainly rather hard-hearted, to say the least.
    Chapters 16-18 — The Ship; The Ramadan; His Mark (33% in)
  • "I dost," said I unconsciously, he was so intense a Quaker.
    Chapters 16-18 — The Ship; The Ramadan; His Mark (36% in)
  • I thought him the queerest old Quaker I ever saw, especially as Peleg, his friend and old shipmate, seemed such a blusterer.
    Chapters 16-18 — The Ship; The Ramadan; His Mark (37% in)
  • The chief mate of the Pequod was Starbuck, a native of Nantucket, and a Quaker by descent.
    Chapters 25-27 — Postscript; Knights and Squires; Knights and Squires (10% in)

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