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Never mind having no money

and nothing to interest me,

a little spleen and circulation;

a damp soul, bringing up the rear

of every funeral, deliberately

stepping into the street.

This is nothing surprising

almost all men cherish

nearly the same feelings.

 

 

source: Moby Dick, Harper Perennial Classics Edition, first paragraph.