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Yeah, well my setting’s older than your setting!

29 Nov

Had Melville and Hardy hung out together on the playground as little boys I bet this is the kind of argument their teacher would have had to break up all the time.

Just listen to how Thomas is poking fun at Herman:

The great inviolate place [the heath] had an ancient permanence which the sea cannot claim.  Who can say of a particular sea that it is old?  Distilled by the sun, kneaded by the moon, it is renewed in a year, in a day, or in an hour.  The sea changed, yet Egdon remained.

Herman probably grew the beard to compensate.

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3 Comments

Posted by on November 29, 2012 in Moby-Dick, The Return of the Native

 

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3 responses to “Yeah, well my setting’s older than your setting!

  1. Adriana @ Classical Quest

    November 29, 2012 at 7:49 am

    Take THAT Herm!
    (Ah…love it.)

     
  2. Ruth

    November 29, 2012 at 11:33 am

    That’s hysterical!

     

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