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" I was a good Christian ; born and bred in the bosom of the infallible Presbyterian Church. How then could I unite with this wild idolator in worshipping his piece of wood? But what is worship ? thought I. Do you suppose now, Ishmael that the magnanimous... "
Moby Dick - Page 54
by Herman Melville - 1892 - 543 pages
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Redburn : His First Voyage ; White-Jacket or the World in a Man-of-War ...

Herman Melville - 1983
...them stay. He then went about his evening prayers, took out his idol, and removed the paper fireboard. By certain signs and symptoms, I thought he seemed...Presbyterian Church. How then could I unite with this wild idolater in worshipping his piece of wood? But what is worship? thought I. Do you suppose now, Ishmael,...
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Reimagining America: A Theological Critique of the American Mythos and ...

Charles Mabee - Religion - 1985 - 151 pages
...statement, which follows directly, explains the inner meaning of the second aspect of Mapple's sermon. I was a good Christian; born and bred in the bosom...Presbyterian Church. How then could I unite with this wild idolater in worshipping his piece of wood? But what is worship? thought I. Do you suppose now, Ishmael,...
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Moby Dick, Or The Whale: Volume 6, Scholarly Edition

Herman Melville, Harrison Hayford, Hershel Parker, G. Thomas Tanselle - Fiction - 1988 - 1043 pages
...savage those old rules would not apply. prayers, took out his idol, and removed the paper fireboard. By certain signs and symptoms, I thought he seemed...Presbyterian Church. How then could I unite with this wild idolater in worshipping his piece of wood? But what is worship? thought I. Do you suppose now, Ishmael,...
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Between Two Worlds: The Challenge of Preaching Today

Eldon Jay Epp, Gordon D. Fee - Religion - 1993 - 414 pages
...Sunday, Ishmael was waiting to board a whaler, in order to sail south. Being, as he later explained, 'a good Christian, born and bred in the bosom of the infallible Presbyterian Church',41 he attended divine service in a little 'whaleman's chapel'. Inside he found 'a small scattered...
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Textermination: A Novel

Christine Brooke-Rose - Fiction - 1992 - 182 pages
...spinning that yarn to me. There must be someone telling the yarn if you don't do so yourself. I'ma good Christian born and bred in the bosom of the infallible Presbyterian Church and I tell thee, how can you be united in an impossible category? And what's this, Santeuil, writ down...
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Herman Melville: A Biography, Volume 1; Volumes 1819-1851

Hershel Parker - Biography & Autobiography - 2005 - 928 pages
...ecumenical fashion in chapter io of Moby-Dick, where Ishmael justifies his worshiping Queequeg's god: "I was a good Christian; born and bred in the bosom...Presbyterian Church. How then could I unite with this wild idolater in worshipping his piece of wood? But what is worship? thought I. Do you suppose now, Ishmael,...
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Selected Critical Writings

David Herbert Lawrence, Michael Herbert - Art criticism - 1998 - 365 pages
...arms. The friendship is finally sealed when Ishmael offers sacrifice to Queequeg's little idol, Gogo. I was a good Christian, born and bred in the bosom...infallible Presbyterian Church. How then could I unite with the idolater in worshipping his piece of wood? But what is worship? to do the will of God that...
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Selected Writings

Franz Baermann Steiner - Ethnology - 1999 - 279 pages
...penultimate paragraph of Chapter X, A Bosom Friend'. The marked passage contains the following rumination: I was a good Christian: born and bred in the bosom...his piece of wood? But what is worship? Thought I... And what is the will of God? Now. Queequeg is my fellow man. And what do I wish that this Queequeg...
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Selected Writings

Franz Baermann Steiner - Ethnology - 1999 - 279 pages
...penultimate paragraph of Chapter X, 'A Bosom Friend'. The marked passage contains the following rumination: I was a good Christian: born and bred in the bosom...Presbyterian church. How then could I unite with this wild idolater in worshipping his piece of wood? But what is worship? Thought I... And what is the will of...
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Selected Writings: Taboo, truth, and religion, Volume 1

Franz Baermann Steiner, Jeremy D. Adler, Richard Fardon - Social Science - 1999 - 279 pages
...penultimate paragraph of Chapter X, 'A Bosom Friend'. The marked passage contains the following rumination: I was a good Christian: born and bred in the bosom...Presbyterian church. How then could I unite with this wild idolater in worshipping his piece of wood? But what is worship? Thought I ... And what is the will...
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