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" tis enough. He tasks me; he heaps me; I see in him outrageous strength, with an inscrutable malice sinewing it. That inscrutable thing is chiefly what I hate; and be the white whale agent, or be the white whale principal, I will wreak that hate upon him. "
The Century: A Popular Quarterly - Page 472
edited by - 1925
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Moby Dick: Or, The White Whale

Herman Melville - 1892 - 545 pages
...? To me, the white whale is that wall, shoved near to me. Sometimes I think there's naught beyond. But 'tis enough. He tasks me ; he heaps me ; I see...that hate upon him. Talk not to me of blasphemy, man ; I'd strike the sun if it insulted me. For could the sun do that, then could I do the others ; since...
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The London Mercury, Volume 3

Sir John Collings Squire, Rolfe Arnold Scott-James - English literature - 1921
...wall ? To me the white whale is that wall, shoved near to me. Sometimes I think there's naught beyond. But 'tis enough. He tasks me ; he heaps me ; I see in him outrageous strength, with an incurable malice sinewing it. That inscrutable thing is chiefly what I hate ; and to be the white whale...
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moby-dick or the whale

herman melville - 1922
...whale is that wall, shoved, near to me. Sometimes I think there's naught beyond. But 'tis enough. Ho tasks me ; he heaps me ; I see in him outrageous strength,...inscrutable malice sinewing it. That inscrutable thing is chiefly_whajLl_hate ; and be the white whale ggent^ of"T5e theiwhite whale .principal. I will wreak...
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The Bookman, Volume 59

Book collecting - 1924
...godless chaos has wrought this havoc upon him, against whatever it is that Moby Dick is or represents. "That inscrutable thing is chiefly what I hate; and...that hate upon him. Talk not to me of blasphemy, man; I'd strike the sun if it insulted me." "The prophecy was that I should be dismembered ; and — Aye...
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American Criticism, 1926

Literature, Modern - 1926
...thrusting through the wall? To me, the whale is that wall, shoved near to me. Sometimes I think there's naught behind. But 'tis enough. He tasks me ; he heaps...that hate upon him. Talk not to me of blasphemy, man; I'd strike the sun if it insulted me. For could the sun do that, then could I do the other; since there...
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The Fatalism of Herman Melville

Patrick Francis Quinn - 1939
...wall? To me, the white whale is that wall, shoved near to me. Sometimes I think there's naught beyond. But 'tis enough. He tasks me; he heaps me; I see in...whale principal, I will wreak; that hate upon him... There is ever a sort of fair play herein, Jealousy presiding over all creations. But not my master,...
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Man's Changing Mask: Modes and Methods of Characterization in Fiction

Charles Child Walcutt - Characters and characteristics in literature - 1966 - 368 pages
...wall? To me, the white whale is that wall, shoved near to me. Sometimes I think there's naught beyond. But 'tis enough. He tasks me; he heaps me; I see in...that hate upon him. Talk not to me of blasphemy, man; I'd strike the sun if it insulted me. For could the sun do that, then could I do the other . . .'"...
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Melville and the Politics of Identity: From King Lear to Moby-Dick

Julian Markels - Literary Criticism - 1993 - 164 pages
...wall? To me, the white whale is that wall, shoved near to me. Sometimes I think there's naught beyond. But 'tis enough. He tasks me; he heaps me: I see in...that hate upon him. Talk not to me of blasphemy, man; I'd strike the sun if it insulted me. For could the sun do that, then could I do the other; since there...
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Melville's Art of Democracy

Nancy Fredricks - Biography & Autobiography - 1995 - 155 pages
...wall? To me, the white whale is that wall, shoved near to me. Sometimes I think there's naught beyond. But 'tis enough. He tasks me; He heaps me; I see in...whale principal, I will wreak that hate upon him. (164) Ahab, like Ishmael before the face that is no face, experiences the white whale as a limit to...
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The Errant Art of Moby-Dick: The Canon, the Cold War, and the Struggle for ...

William V. Spanos - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 374 pages
...behind the unreasoning mask If man will strike, strike through the mask! I see in [the white whale] outrageous strength, with an inscrutable malice sinewing...white whale principal, I will wreak that hate upon him " (P. 164) In thus taking Starbuck down a "little lower layer," Ahab, as Donald Pease has shown in...
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