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1  It is a most refreshing, convivial, beautiful object to behold.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 94. A Squeeze of the Hand.
2  Hemp is a dusky, dark fellow, a sort of Indian; but Manilla is as a golden-haired Circassian to behold.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 60. The Line.
3  As you behold it, you involuntarily yield the immense superiority to him, in point of pervading dignity.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 74. The Sperm Whale's Head—Contrasted View.
4  A pestilent conceit, which so often will insist upon obtruding even when beholding the mightiest royal beadle on his throne.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 79. The Prairie.
5  If you yourself can withstand three cheers at beholding these vivacious fish, then heaven help ye; the spirit of godly gamesomeness is not in ye.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32. Cetology.
6  Nor smile so, while I write that this little black was brilliant, for even blackness has its brilliancy; behold yon lustrous ebony, panelled in king's cabinets.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 93. The Castaway.
7  Fired by the cry which seemed simultaneously taken up by the three look-outs, the men on deck rushed to the rigging to behold the famous whale they had so long been pursuing.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 133. The Chase—First Day.
8  I was surprised to behold resting against the wall the wooden shaft of Queequeg's harpoon, which the landlady the evening previous had taken from him, before our mounting to the chamber.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 17. The Ramadan.
9  As with glass under arm, Ahab to-and-fro paced the deck; in his forward turn beholding the monsters he chased, and in the after one the bloodthirsty pirates chasing him; some such fancy as the above seemed his.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 87. The Grand Armada.
10  And now behold Jonah taken up as an anchor and dropped into the sea; when instantly an oily calmness floats out from the east, and the sea is still, as Jonah carries down the gale with him, leaving smooth water behind.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 9. The Sermon.
11  As he stood hovering over you half suspended in air, so wildly and eagerly peering towards the horizon, you would have thought him some prophet or seer beholding the shadows of Fate, and by those wild cries announcing their coming.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 47. The Mat-Maker.
12  It was thus with the Pequod's; at almost every shock the helmsman had not failed to notice the whirling velocity with which they revolved upon the cards; it is a sight that hardly anyone can behold without some sort of unwonted emotion.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 123. The Musket.
13  No one having previously heard his history, could for the first time behold Father Mapple without the utmost interest, because there were certain engrafted clerical peculiarities about him, imputable to that adventurous maritime life he had led.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 8. The Pulpit.
14  But far more terrible is it to behold, when fathoms down in the sea, you see some sulky whale, floating there suspended, with his prodigious jaw, some fifteen feet long, hanging straight down at right-angles with his body, for all the world like a ship's jib-boom.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 74. The Sperm Whale's Head—Contrasted View.
15  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.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 79. The Prairie.
16  The prow of the boat is partially unbroken, and is drawn just balancing upon the monster's spine; and standing in that prow, for that one single incomputable flash of time, you behold an oarsman, half shrouded by the incensed boiling spout of the whale, and in the act of leaping, as if from a precipice.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 56. Of the Less Erroneous Pictures of Whales, and ...
17  I was watching to see where he kept his razor, when lo and behold, he takes the harpoon from the bed corner, slips out the long wooden stock, unsheathes the head, whets it a little on his boot, and striding up to the bit of mirror against the wall, begins a vigorous scraping, or rather harpooning of his cheeks.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 4. The Counterpane.
18  And as in the great hunting countries of India, the stranger at a distance will sometimes pass on the plains recumbent elephants without knowing them to be such, taking them for bare, blackened elevations of the soil; even so, often, with him, who for the first time beholds this species of the leviathans of the sea.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 58. Brit.
19  Meantime, for that one beholding instant, Tashtego's mast-head hammer remained suspended in his hand; and the red flag, half-wrapping him as with a plaid, then streamed itself straight out from him, as his own forward-flowing heart; while Starbuck and Stubb, standing upon the bowsprit beneath, caught sight of the down-coming monster just as soon as he.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 135. The Chase.—Third Day.
20  Not so the sailor, beholding the scenery of the Antarctic seas; where at times, by some infernal trick of legerdemain in the powers of frost and air, he, shivering and half shipwrecked, instead of rainbows speaking hope and solace to his misery, views what seems a boundless churchyard grinning upon him with its lean ice monuments and splintered crosses.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 42. The Whiteness of The Whale.