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  1. Last 7 days
    1. if you come of an old established family in the land, the Van Rensselaers, or Randolphs, or Hardicanutes. And more than all, if just previous to putting your hand into the tar-pot, you have been lording it as a country schoolmaster, making the tallest boys stand in awe of you.

      I can relate to this

    2. I am just trying this out.

    3. ever mind ho

      I am just trying this out

  2. Jul 2020
    1. etexts, one from the now-defunct ERIS project at Virginia Tech and one from Project Gutenberg’s archives. The proofreaders of this version are indebted

      asdasd

  3. Jun 2020
    1. There was nothing so very remarkable in that

      Test

    2. almost all men in their degree

      Testing this out

    3. This ended, in prolonged solemn tones, like the continual tolling of a bell in a ship that is foundering at sea in a fog—in such tones he commenced reading the following hymn

      important text

  4. Dec 2018
  5. Nov 2018
    1. Call me Ishmael.

      Que de versions différentes, en Français, pour traduire cette petite phrase!

    2. The transition is a keen one, I assure you, from a schoolmaster to a sailor, and requires a strong decoction of Seneca and the Stoics to enable you to grin and bear it. But even this wears off in time.

      This phrase is typical of Melville's sentence construction. Comparison is the mean and reason is the goal.

  6. Aug 2018
    1. No, I'll look first," she said, "and see whether it's marked 'poison' or not," for she had never forgotten that, if you drink from a bottle marked "poison,"

      thats it

  7. Jul 2018
  8. May 2018
    1. It is a way I have of driving off the spleen and regulating the circulation.

      Interesting sentence

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  10. Aug 2017