Herman Melville

Herman Melville

New York City, New York
Herman Melville
New York City, New York
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Biography
Herman Melville was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet. He is best known for his novel Moby-Dick. His first three books gained much contemporary attention (the first, Typee, becoming a bestseller), and after a fast-blooming literary success in the late 1840s, his popularity declined precipitously in the mid-1850s and never ...
Popular Poems
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Art
In placid hours well-pleased we dream
Of many a brave unbodied scheme.
But form to lend, pulsed life create,
What unlike things must meet and mate:
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2.
Misgivings
When ocean-clouds over inland hills
Sweep storming in late autumn brown,
And horror the sodden valley fills,
And the spire falls crashing in the town,
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3.
America
I

Where the wings of a sunny Dome expand
I saw a Banner in gladsome air-
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4.
Gettysburg
O Pride of the days in prime of the months
Now trebled in great renown,
When before the ark of our holy cause
Fell Dagon down-
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5.
Gold In The Mountain
Gold in the mountain,
And gold in the glen,
And greed in the heart,
Heaven having no part,
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Popular Quotes
11 November 2014
The pleasure of leaving home, care-free, with no concern but to enjoy, has also as a pendant the pleasure of coming back to the old hearthstone, the home to which, however traveled, the heart still fondly turns, ignoring the burden of its anxieties and cares.
11 November 2014
Backward and forward, eternity is the same; already we have been the nothing we dread to be.
11 November 2014
His duty he always faithfully did; but duty is sometimes a dry obligation, and he was for irrigating its aridity, whensoever possible, with a fertilizing decoction of strong waters.
11 November 2014
As for the possible hereafter of the whales; a creature eighty feet long without stockings, and thirty feet round the waist before dinner, is not inconsiderately to be consigned to annihilation.
11 November 2014
The universe is finished; the copestone is on, and the chips were carried off a million years ago.

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GANG GANG 30 November 2018
Herman Melville is an awesome guy who wrote a lot of awesome stuff.
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