1 That's more than ye, ye great gods, ever were.
2 But, gentlemen, the fool had been branded for the slaughter by the gods.
Moby Dick By Herman MelvilleContextHighlight In CHAPTER 54. The Town-Ho's Story.
3 You would have thought we were offering up ten thousand red oxen to the sea gods.
4 Lifted by those eternal swells, you needs must own the seductive god, bowing your head to Pan.
5 Lit up by the moon, it looked celestial; seemed some plumed and glittering god uprising from the sea.
6 He lay without moving a few minutes, then told one to go to his bag and bring out his little god, Yojo.
Moby Dick By Herman MelvilleContextHighlight In CHAPTER 110. Queequeg in His Coffin.
7 Life folded Death; Death trellised Life; the grim god wived with youthful Life, and begat him curly-headed glories.
Moby Dick By Herman MelvilleContextHighlight In CHAPTER 102. A Bower in the Arsacides.
8 As it seemed to me at the time, such a grand embodiment of adoration of the gods was never beheld, even in Persia, the home of the fire worshippers.
9 Our grand master is still to be named; for like royal kings of old times, we find the head waters of our fraternity in nothing short of the great gods themselves.
Moby Dick By Herman MelvilleContextHighlight In CHAPTER 82. The Honour and Glory of Whaling.
10 The sailors, mostly poor devils, cringed, and some of them fawned before him; in obedience to his instructions, sometimes rendering him personal homage, as to a god.
Moby Dick By Herman MelvilleContextHighlight In CHAPTER 71. The Jeroboam's Story.
11 A most imperial and archangelical apparition of that unfallen, western world, which to the eyes of the old trappers and hunters revived the glories of those primeval times when Adam walked majestic as a god, bluff-browed and fearless as this mighty steed.
Moby Dick By Herman MelvilleContextHighlight In CHAPTER 42. The Whiteness of The Whale.
12 But soon the fore part of him slowly rose from the water; for an instant his whole marbleized body formed a high arch, like Virginia's Natural Bridge, and warningly waving his bannered flukes in the air, the grand god revealed himself, sounded, and went out of sight.
Moby Dick By Herman MelvilleContextHighlight In CHAPTER 133. The Chase—First Day.
13 Being returned home at last, Captain Pollard once more sailed for the Pacific in command of another ship, but the gods shipwrecked him again upon unknown rocks and breakers; for the second time his ship was utterly lost, and forthwith forswearing the sea, he has never tempted it since.
14 If hereafter any highly cultured, poetical nation shall lure back to their birth-right, the merry May-day gods of old; and livingly enthrone them again in the now egotistical sky; in the now unhaunted hill; then be sure, exalted to Jove's high seat, the great Sperm Whale shall lord it.
15 To trail the genealogies of these high mortal miseries, carries us at last among the sourceless primogenitures of the gods; so that, in the face of all the glad, hay-making suns, and soft cymballing, round harvest-moons, we must needs give in to this: that the gods themselves are not for ever glad.
16 But as the mind does not exist unless leagued with the soul, therefore it must have been that, in Ahab's case, yielding up all his thoughts and fancies to his one supreme purpose; that purpose, by its own sheer inveteracy of will, forced itself against gods and devils into a kind of self-assumed, independent being of its own.
17 I have forgotten to mention that, in many things, Queequeg placed great confidence in the excellence of Yojo's judgment and surprising forecast of things; and cherished Yojo with considerable esteem, as a rather good sort of god, who perhaps meant well enough upon the whole, but in all cases did not succeed in his benevolent designs.
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