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Books, Memes, and Gang: magine having to charge your book this post was made bv amazonkindle Greenland or right-whale, he is the best existing authority But Scoresby knew nothing and says nothing of the great sperm whale, compared with which the Greenland whale is almost unworthy mentioning. And here be it said, that the Greenland whale is an usurper upon the throne of the seas, He is not even by any means the largest of the whales. Yet, owing to the long priority of his claims, and the profound ignorance which, till some seventy years back, invested the then fabulous or utterly unknown sperm-whale, and which ignorance to this present day still reigns in all but some few scientific retreats and whale-ports, this usurpation has been every way complete. Reference to nearly all the leviathanic allusions in the great poets of past days, will satisfy you that the Greenland whale, without one rival, was to them the monarch of the seas. But the time has at last come for a new proclamation. This is Charing Cross; hear ye! good people all,-the Greenland whale is deposed, the great sperm whale now reigneth! paper booK gang There are only two books in being which at all pretend to put the living sperm whale before you, and at the same time, in the remotest degree succeed in the attempt. Those books are Beale's and Bennett's; both in their time surgeons to English South-Sea whale-ships, and both exact and reliable men. The original matter touching the sperm whale to be found in their volumes is necessarily small; but so far as it goes, it is of excellent quality, though 25% Locations 2384-94 9444 Home Back before reading it Gang gang
Books, Memes, and Gang: magine having to
 charge your book
 this post was
 made bv
 amazonkindle
 Greenland or right-whale, he is the best existing authority
 But Scoresby knew nothing and says nothing of the great
 sperm whale, compared with which the Greenland whale
 is almost unworthy mentioning. And here be it said, that
 the Greenland whale is an usurper upon the throne of the
 seas, He is not even by any means the largest of the
 whales. Yet, owing to the long priority of his claims, and
 the profound ignorance which, till some seventy years
 back, invested the then fabulous or utterly unknown
 sperm-whale, and which ignorance to this present day still
 reigns in all but some few scientific retreats and
 whale-ports, this usurpation has been every way complete.
 Reference to nearly all the leviathanic allusions in the
 great poets of past days, will satisfy you that the Greenland
 whale, without one rival, was to them the monarch of the
 seas. But the time has at last come for a new proclamation.
 This is Charing Cross; hear ye! good people all,-the
 Greenland whale is deposed, the great sperm whale now
 reigneth!
 paper booK gang
 There are only two books in being which at all pretend
 to put the living sperm whale before you, and at the same
 time, in the remotest degree succeed in the attempt. Those
 books are Beale's and Bennett's; both in their time
 surgeons to English South-Sea whale-ships, and both exact
 and reliable men. The original matter touching the sperm
 whale to be found in their volumes is necessarily small;
 but so far as it goes, it is of excellent quality, though
 25%
 Locations 2384-94
 9444
 Home
 Back
 before reading it
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