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1  The whale has no famous author, and whaling no famous chronicler, you will say.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 24. The Advocate.
2  But think not that this famous town has only harpooneers, cannibals, and bumpkins to show her visitors.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 6. The Street.
3  Yes, it was the famous Father Mapple, so called by the whalemen, among whom he was a very great favourite.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 8. The Pulpit.
4  He must have been born in some time of general drought and famine, or upon one of those fast days for which his state is famous.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 26. Knights and Squires.
5  Zogranda, one of their most famous doctors, recommends strips of blubber for infants, as being exceedingly juicy and nourishing.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 65. The Whale as a Dish.
6  But the placing of the cap-sheaf to all this blundering business was reserved for the scientific Frederick Cuvier, brother to the famous Baron.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 55. Of the Monstrous Pictures of Whales.
7  Thus I soon engaged his interest; and from that we went to jabbering the best we could about the various outer sights to be seen in this famous town.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 10. A Bosom Friend.
8  Now, by all odds, the most ancient extant portrait anyways purporting to be the whale's, is to be found in the famous cavern-pagoda of Elephanta, in India.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 55. Of the Monstrous Pictures of Whales.
9  Langsdorff, you must know by the way, was attached to the Russian Admiral Krusenstern's famous Discovery Expedition in the beginning of the present century.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 45. The Affidavit.
10  And as that famous great tierce is mystically carved in front, so the whale's vast plaited forehead forms innumerable strange devices for the emblematical adornment of his wondrous tun.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 77. The Great Heidelburgh Tun.
11  For my mind was made up to sail in no other than a Nantucket craft, because there was a fine, boisterous something about everything connected with that famous old island, which amazingly pleased me.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 2. The Carpet-Bag.
12  By my retentive memory of the hieroglyphics upon one Sperm Whale in particular, I was much struck with a plate representing the old Indian characters chiselled on the famous hieroglyphic palisades on the banks of the Upper Mississippi.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 68. The Blanket.
13  Still, in that famous work of his, Lavater not only treats of the various faces of men, but also attentively studies the faces of horses, birds, serpents, and fish; and dwells in detail upon the modifications of expression discernible therein.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 79. The Prairie.
14  Most famous in our Western annals and Indian traditions is that of the White Steed of the Prairies; a magnificent milk-white charger, large-eyed, small-headed, bluff-chested, and with the dignity of a thousand monarchs in his lofty, overscorning carriage.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 42. The Whiteness of The Whale.
15  The landlord of the Spouter-Inn had recommended us to his cousin Hosea Hussey of the Try Pots, whom he asserted to be the proprietor of one of the best kept hotels in all Nantucket, and moreover he had assured us that Cousin Hosea, as he called him, was famous for his chowders.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 15. Chowder.
16  There you stand, a hundred feet above the silent decks, striding along the deep, as if the masts were gigantic stilts, while beneath you and between your legs, as it were, swim the hugest monsters of the sea, even as ships once sailed between the boots of the famous Colossus at old Rhodes.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 35. The Mast-Head.
17  This it is, that for ever keeps God's true princes of the Empire from the world's hustings; and leaves the highest honours that this air can give, to those men who become famous more through their infinite inferiority to the choice hidden handful of the Divine Inert, than through their undoubted superiority over the dead level of the mass.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 33. The Specksnyder.
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