Sunday, June 3, 2012

Seafaring Sunday: Able Seaman Melville

June 3, 1839: Future literary icon Herman Melville ships aboard the merchant St. Lawrence.  She will carry cotton from New York to Liverpool and young Melville will earn his seafaring experience on this his first of many voyages.

Header: Portrait of Herman Melville via The Academic World where they have one of my favorite Melville quotes:  "No American writer should write like an Englishman, or a Frenchman; let him write like a man, for than he will be sure to write like an American."

4 comments:

Timmy! said...

Ahoy, Pauline! That is a good quote. Thankee!

Pauline said...

I thought so too; pretty funny now.

Also, I have tried repeatedly to put up today's post but Blogger will not publish. No notion of if or when that will change. More posts, Brethren, when Blogger allows them, I guess...

Muthu Pearl said...

nice quote of Herman Melville . Thanks for sharing this with us.

Pauline said...

Thank you for stopping in and leaving your thoughts, Muthu. Mr. Melville was not shy about speaking his mind, that's certain.