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" There is no life in thee, now, except that rocking life imparted by a gently rolling ship; by her, borrowed from the sea; by the sea, from the inscrutable tides of God. But while this sleep, this dream is on ye, move your foot or hand an inch; slip your... "
The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine - Page 471
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The Consolations of Space: The Place of Romance in Hawthorne, Melville, and ...

Pamela Schirmeister - Literary Criticism - 1990 - 219 pages
...Wickliffs sprinkled Pantheistic ashes, forming at last a part of every shore the round globe over. There is no life in thee, now, except that rocking...is on ye, move your foot or hand an inch; slip your hold at all; and your identity comes back in horror. Over Descartian vortices you hover. (p. i40) Posted...
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The Corporeal Self: Allegories of the Body in Melville and Hawthorne

Sharon Cameron - Literary Criticism - 1991 - 166 pages
...on the masthead, mesmerized by the sea, is jolted back to his senses in the following recognition: "But while this sleep, this dream is on ye, move your foot or hand an inch; slip your hold at all; and your identity comes back in horror. Over Descartian vortices you hover" (35:214-15)....
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Influence and Intertextuality in Literary History

John B Clayton - Literary Criticism - 1991 - 349 pages
...branded "that inscrutable Ahab" (325), and the rocking motion imparted to the lamp above his head is "borrowed from the sea; by the sea, from the inscrutable tides of God" (257). Citations from Penguin Edition, editor Harold Beaver. 13 Harris, for example, mentions existentialism...
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American Fiction in the Cold War

Thomas H. Schaub - Literary Criticism - 1991 - 214 pages
...himself is branded "that inscrutable Ahab," and the rocking motion imparted to the lamp above his head is "borrowed from the sea; by the sea, from the inscrutable tides of God." For the significance of Melville during the cold war, see Geraldine Murphy, "The Politics of Reading...
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The Art of John Gardner: Instruction and Exploration

Per Winther - Literary Criticism - 1992 - 221 pages
...against enlisting in their fisheries. Ishmael has a sound piece of warning for the Platonists as well: But while this sleep, this dream is on ye, move your foot or hand an inch; slip your hold at all; and your identity comes back in horror. Over Descartian vortices you hover. And perhaps,...
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Form and Fable in American Fiction

Daniel Hoffman - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 368 pages
...flitting through it. ... There is no life in thee, now, except that rocking life imparted by a gentle rolling ship; by her, borrowed from the sea; by the...is on ye, move your foot or hand an inch; slip your hold at all; and your identity comes back in horror. Over Descartian vortices you hover. And perhaps...
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Healing the Republic: The Language of Health and the Culture of Nationalism ...

Joan Burbick - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 355 pages
...with it the ability to survive since your awareness of where you are and who you are has vanished: "But while this sleep, this dream is on ye, move your foot or hand an inch, slip your hold at all; and your identity comes back in horror" (MD, 159). Observation is necessary not only to...
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Struggling for Wings: The Art of James Dickey

Robert Kirschten - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 276 pages
...embodiment of those elusive thoughts that only people the soul by continually flitting through it . . . But while this sleep, this dream is on ye, move your foot or hand an inch; slip your hold at all; and your identity comes back in horror. Over Descartian vortices you hover. And perhaps,...
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Cartesian Metaphysics: The Scholastic Origins of Modern Philosophy

Jorge Secada - Philosophy - 2000 - 333 pages
...of Carmen Koechlin Meyans, Narda Koechlin Meyans and Carlos Secada Mas There is no life in thee, no, except that rocking life imparted by a gently rolling...is on ye, move your foot or hand an inch; slip your hold at all; and your identity comes back in horror. Over Descartian vortices you hover. H. Melville...
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The Machine in the Garden: Technology and the Pastoral Ideal in America

Leo Marx - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 414 pages
...reveal, however, the voyage of the Pequod had taught him the perilousness of such transcendental moments: But while this sleep, this dream is on ye, move your foot or hand an inch; slip your hold at all; and your identity comes back in horror. Over Descartian vortices you hover. And perhaps,...
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