A man thinks that by mouthing hard words he understands hard things.

Herman Melville

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Herman Melville (born Melvill; August 1, 1819 – September 28, 1891) was an American novelist, short story writer, and poet of the American Renaissance period. Among his best-known works are Typee (1846), a romantic account of his experiences of Polynesian life, and his magnum opus, Moby-Dick (1851).

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