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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... "
Scribner's Monthly: An Illustrated Magazine for the People - Page 471
1925
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Moby Dick

Herman Melville - Adventure stories - 1892 - 576 pages
...like Crammer's 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. And perhaps,...
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Moby Dick: Or, The White Whale

Herman Melville - 1892 - 545 pages
...like Crammer's sprinkled Pantheistic ashes forming at last a part of every snore the round globe over. There is no life in thee, now, except that rocking...this sleep, this dream is on ye, move your foot or band an inch ; slip your hold at all ; and your identity comes back in horror. Over Descartian vortices...
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moby-dick or the whale

herman melville - 1922 - 742 pages
...Cranmer's 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 life imparted by a gentle rolling ship ; by her, borrowed from the sea; by the sea, from the inscrutable tides of God....
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Herman Melville: Redburn, White-Jacket, Moby-Dick (LOA #9)

Herman Melville - Fiction - 1983 - 1436 pages
...Wickliff's 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. And perhaps,...
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New Essays on Moby-Dick

Richard H. Brodhead - Literary Criticism - 1986 - 184 pages
...its untoward consequences for those who mistake the roll of the sea for the rhythms of their soul. 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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Melville's Later Novels

William B. Dillingham - Literary Criticism - 1986 - 464 pages
...perniciousness of the experience. He calls it a "trance" or an "enchantment" and always stresses its flimsiness: "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." It thus takes only the slightest interruption...
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Auctor Ludens: Essays on Play in Literature

Gerald Guinness, Andrew Hurley - Literary Criticism - 1986 - 204 pages
...first had us moved by Ahab; but immediately he warns us to pull away: But while this sleep, this drea-n 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. (157) This...
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R.W. Emersons Naturauffassung und ihre philosophischen Ursprünge: eine ...

Thomas Krusche - Idealism - 1987 - 380 pages
...Cranmer's 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. And perhaps,...
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Wilderness Lost: The Religious Origins of the American Mind

David Ross Williams - History - 1987 - 293 pages
...enchanted mood, thy spirit ebbs away to whence it came; becomes diffused through time and space. . . . 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 to you in horror. Over Descartian vortices you hover. And...
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Moby-Dick, Or The Whale: Volume 6, Scholarly Edition

Herman Melville, G. Thomas Tanselle - Fiction - 1988 - 1048 pages
...WicklifTs 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. And perhaps,...
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