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PinkMonkey.com-MonkeyNotes-Billy Budd, by Herman Melville
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QUOTATION: I am sleepy, and the oozy weeds about me twist.
QUOTATION: Fathoms down, fathoms down, how Ill dream fast
QUOTATION: A true military officer is in one particular like a
true monk. Not with more self-abnegation will the latter keep his vows
of monastic obedience than the former his vows of allegiance to martial
QUOTATION: To an immature nature essentially honest and humane,
forewarning intimations of subtler danger from ones kind come tardily
if at all.
QUOTATION: To anybody who can hold the Present at its worth without
being inappreciative of the Past, it may be forgiven, if to such an one
the solitary old hulk at Portsmouth, Nelsons Victory, seems to float
there, not alone as the decaying monument of a fame incorruptible, but
also as a poetic approach, softened by its picturesqueness, to the Monitors
and yet mightier hulls of the European ironclads.
QUOTATION: Truth uncompromisingly told will always have its ragged
QUOTATION: Are sailors, frequenters of fiddlers greens,
without vices? No; but less often than with landsmen do their vices, so
called, partake of crookedness of heart, seeming less to proceed from
viciousness than exuberance of vitality after long constraint: frank manifestations
in accordance with natural law.
QUOTATION: If a well-constituted individual refrains from blazoning
aught amiss or calamitous in his family, a nation in the like circumstance
may without reproach be equally discreet.
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