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Monday Morning Exhortation

"One often hears of writers that rise and swell with their subject, though it may seem but an ordinary one.  How then, with me, writing of this Leviathan?  Unconsciously my chirography expands into placard capitals.  Give me a condor's quill!  Give me Vesuvius' crater for an inkstand!  Friends, hold my arms!"

--Herman Melville