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1  Sweet fields beyond the swelling flood, Stand dressed in living green.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 22. Merry Christmas.
2  Yea, foolish mortals, Noah's flood is not yet subsided; two thirds of the fair world it yet covers.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 58. Brit.
3  THERE is his home; THERE lies his business, which a Noah's flood would not interrupt, though it overwhelmed all the millions in China.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 14. Nantucket.
4  Started from his slumbers, Ahab, face to face, saw the Parsee; and hooped round by the gloom of the night they seemed the last men in a flooded world.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 117. The Whale Watch.
5  Most statistical tables are parchingly dry in the reading; not so in the present case, however, where the reader is flooded with whole pipes, barrels, quarts, and gills of good gin and good cheer.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 101. The Decanter.
6  In Noah's flood he despised Noah's Ark; and if ever the world is to be again flooded, like the Netherlands, to kill off its rats, then the eternal whale will still survive, and rearing upon the topmost crest of the equatorial flood, spout his frothed defiance to the skies.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 105. Does the Whale's Magnitude Diminish?—Will He ...
7  In Noah's flood he despised Noah's Ark; and if ever the world is to be again flooded, like the Netherlands, to kill off its rats, then the eternal whale will still survive, and rearing upon the topmost crest of the equatorial flood, spout his frothed defiance to the skies.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 105. Does the Whale's Magnitude Diminish?—Will He ...
8  So deep did they go; and so ancient, and corroded, and weedy the aspect of the lowermost puncheons, that you almost looked next for some mouldy corner-stone cask containing coins of Captain Noah, with copies of the posted placards, vainly warning the infatuated old world from the flood.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 110. Queequeg in His Coffin.
9  When I stand among these mighty Leviathan skeletons, skulls, tusks, jaws, ribs, and vertebrae, all characterized by partial resemblances to the existing breeds of sea-monsters; but at the same time bearing on the other hand similar affinities to the annihilated antichronical Leviathans, their incalculable seniors; I am, by a flood, borne back to that wondrous period, ere time itself can be said to have begun; for time began with man.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 104. The Fossil Whale.