ABOUT OUR EPIGRAPH, "TIME, STRENGTH, CASH AND PATIENCE"


from Herman Melville, Moby Dick, Chapter XXXII, "Cetology"


 

"But I now leave my cetological System standing thus unfinished, even as the great Cathedral of Cologne was left, with the crane still standing upon the top of the uncompleted tower. For small erections may be finished by their first architects; grand ones, true ones, ever leave the copestone to posterity. God keep me from ever completing anything. This whole book is but a draught -- nay, but the draught of a draught. Oh,Time, Strength, Cash, and Patience!"

 

 

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