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1  Of a retiring nature, he eludes both hunters and philosophers.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32. Cetology.
2  With a philosophical flourish Cato throws himself upon his sword; I quietly take to the ship.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 1. Loomings.
3  But, perhaps, to be true philosophers, we mortals should not be conscious of so living or so striving.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 10. A Bosom Friend.
4  As for Peleg himself, he took it more like a philosopher; but for all his philosophy, there was a tear twinkling in his eye, when the lantern came too near.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 22. Merry Christmas.
5  And if you be a philosopher, though seated in the whale-boat, you would not at heart feel one whit more of terror, than though seated before your evening fire with a poker, and not a harpoon, by your side.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 60. The Line.
6  But as perhaps fifty of these whale-bone whales are harpooned for one cachalot, some philosophers of the forecastle have concluded that this positive havoc has already very seriously diminished their battalions.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 105. Does the Whale's Magnitude Diminish?—Will He ...
7  I freely assert, that the cosmopolite philosopher cannot, for his life, point out one single peaceful influence, which within the last sixty years has operated more potentially upon the whole broad world, taken in one aggregate, than the high and mighty business of whaling.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 24. The Advocate.
8  Very often do the captains of such ships take those absent-minded young philosophers to task, upbraiding them with not feeling sufficient "interest" in the voyage; half-hinting that they are so hopelessly lost to all honourable ambition, as that in their secret souls they would rather not see whales than otherwise.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 35. The Mast-Head.