1 Like cures like; and for this hunt, my malady becomes my most desired health.
Moby Dick By Herman MelvilleGet Context In CHAPTER 129. The Cabin.
2 Nor indeed can the whale possibly be otherwise than fragrant, when, as a general thing, he enjoys such high health; taking abundance of exercise; always out of doors; though, it is true, seldom in the open air.
Moby Dick By Herman MelvilleGet Context In CHAPTER 92. Ambergris.
3 For young whales, in the highest health, and swelling with noble aspirations, prematurely cut off in the warm flush and May of life, with all their panting lard about them; even these brawny, buoyant heroes do sometimes sink.
Moby Dick By Herman MelvilleGet Context In CHAPTER 81. The Pequod Meets The Virgin.
4 So, though in the clear air of day, suspended against a blue-veined neck, the pure-watered diamond drop will healthful glow; yet, when the cunning jeweller would show you the diamond in its most impressive lustre, he lays it against a gloomy ground, and then lights it up, not by the sun, but by some unnatural gases.
Moby Dick By Herman MelvilleGet Context In CHAPTER 93. The Castaway.
5 But as all else in him thinned, and his cheek-bones grew sharper, his eyes, nevertheless, seemed growing fuller and fuller; they became of a strange softness of lustre; and mildly but deeply looked out at you there from his sickness, a wondrous testimony to that immortal health in him which could not die, or be weakened.
Moby Dick By Herman MelvilleGet Context In CHAPTER 110. Queequeg in His Coffin.
6 His pure tight skin was an excellent fit; and closely wrapped up in it, and embalmed with inner health and strength, like a revivified Egyptian, this Starbuck seemed prepared to endure for long ages to come, and to endure always, as now; for be it Polar snow or torrid sun, like a patent chronometer, his interior vitality was warranted to do well in all climates.
Moby Dick By Herman MelvilleGet Context In CHAPTER 26. Knights and Squires.
7 I then went on, beginning with the rise and progress of the primitive religions, and coming down to the various religions of the present time, during which time I labored to show Queequeg that all these Lents, Ramadans, and prolonged ham-squattings in cold, cheerless rooms were stark nonsense; bad for the health; useless for the soul; opposed, in short, to the obvious laws of Hygiene and common sense.
Moby Dick By Herman MelvilleGet Context In CHAPTER 17. The Ramadan.