Herman Melville to Sophia Hawthorne: “Life is a long Dardenelles”

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From a letter, a beautiful metaphor for life and heaven. [T]ho’ we know what we ought to be; & what it would be very sweet & beautiful to be; yet we can’t be it. That is most sad, too. Life is a long Dardenelles*, My Dear Madam, the shores whereof are bright with flowers, which [Read More...]


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