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A n i t a   O l i v i a   K o e s t e r

H e r m a n :   A n   E r a s u r e


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.

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