/ Preliminary Matter. =/ This text of Melville's ^Moby-Dick is based on the
Hendricks House =/ edition. It was prepared by Professor Eugene F. Irey at the
University =/ of Colorado. Any subsequent copies of this data must include
this notice =/ and any publications resulting from analysis of this data must
include =/ reference to Professor Irey's work. Etymology (Supplied by a late
consumptive usher to a grammar school.) The pale Usher_threadbare in coat,
heart, body, and brain; I see him now. He was ever dusting his old lexicons
and grammars, with a queer handkerchief, mockingly embellished with all the
gay flags of all the known nations of the world. He loved to dust his old
grammars; it somehow mildly reminded him of his mortality.
Extracts (supplied by a sub-sub-librarian.) It will be seen that this mere
painstaking burrower and grubworm of a poor devil of a Sub-Sub appears to have
gone through the long Vaticans and street-stalls of the earth, picking up
wha . . .