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1  He answered, to go to sea again, in his old vocation.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 12. Biographical.
2  But the sea rebels; he will not bear the wicked burden.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 9. The Sermon.
3  One and all, they were harpooned and dragged up hither from the bottom of the sea.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 6. The Street.
4  For the sea is his; he owns it, as Emperors own empires; other seamen having but a right of way through it.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 14. Nantucket.
5  Finally, I always go to sea as a sailor, because of the wholesome exercise and pure air of the fore-castle deck.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 1. Loomings.
6  A tramping of sea boots was heard in the entry; the door was flung open, and in rolled a wild set of mariners enough.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 3. The Spouter-Inn.
7  And how pleasing to God was this conduct in Jonah, is shown in the eventual deliverance of him from the sea and the whale.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 9. The Sermon.
8  No, when I go to sea, I go as a simple sailor, right before the mast, plumb down into the forecastle, aloft there to the royal mast-head.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 1. Loomings.
9  And now the time of tide has come; the ship casts off her cables; and from the deserted wharf the uncheered ship for Tarshish, all careening, glides to sea.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 9. The Sermon.
10  When the revelry of his companions had mounted to its height, this man slipped away unobserved, and I saw no more of him till he became my comrade on the sea.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 3. The Spouter-Inn.
11  Again, I always go to sea as a sailor, because they make a point of paying me for my trouble, whereas they never pay passengers a single penny that I ever heard of.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 1. Loomings.
12  The liquor soon mounted into their heads, as it generally does even with the arrantest topers newly landed from sea, and they began capering about most obstreperously.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 3. The Spouter-Inn.
13  Nor was there any earthly reason why I as a sailor should sleep two in a bed, more than anybody else; for sailors no more sleep two in a bed at sea, than bachelor Kings do ashore.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 3. The Spouter-Inn.
14  He sees no black sky and raging sea, feels not the reeling timbers, and little hears he or heeds he the far rush of the mighty whale, which even now with open mouth is cleaving the seas after him.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 9. The Sermon.
15  Now, when I say that I am in the habit of going to sea whenever I begin to grow hazy about the eyes, and begin to be over conscious of my lungs, I do not mean to have it inferred that I ever go to sea as a passenger.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 1. Loomings.
16  And now behold Jonah taken up as an anchor and dropped into the sea; when instantly an oily calmness floats out from the east, and the sea is still, as Jonah carries down the gale with him, leaving smooth water behind.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 9. The Sermon.
17  He paused a little; then kneeling in the pulpit's bows, folded his large brown hands across his chest, uplifted his closed eyes, and offered a prayer so deeply devout that he seemed kneeling and praying at the bottom of the sea.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 9. The Sermon.
18  And thus have these naked Nantucketers, these sea hermits, issuing from their ant-hill in the sea, overrun and conquered the watery world like so many Alexanders; parcelling out among them the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian oceans, as the three pirate powers did Poland.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 14. Nantucket.
19  They were nearly all whalemen; chief mates, and second mates, and third mates, and sea carpenters, and sea coopers, and sea blacksmiths, and harpooneers, and ship keepers; a brown and brawny company, with bosky beards; an unshorn, shaggy set, all wearing monkey jackets for morning gowns.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 5. Breakfast.
20  To all this I joyously assented; for besides the affection I now felt for Queequeg, he was an experienced harpooneer, and as such, could not fail to be of great usefulness to one, who, like me, was wholly ignorant of the mysteries of whaling, though well acquainted with the sea, as known to merchant seamen.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 12. Biographical.