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Author: Richard Henry Dana
Title: Two Years Before the Mast
Language: en
Original publication date: 1840

Characters: Richard Henry Dana, George Marsh, Bill Jackson, Pablo (Don Pablo de la Guerra), Alfred Robinson (agent), Don Juan Bandini, Dona Angustias, Jack Stewart, Ben Stimson, Tom Harris, Jim Hall, Andrew Amerzene, Henry Mellus, Richard Brown (Chief Mate of Alert), Harry Bennett, Harry May,

Epigraph: Crowded in the rank and narrow ship, --Housed on the wild sea with wild usages, --Whate'er in the inland dales the land concealsOf fair and exquisite, O! nothing, nothing,Do we behold of that in our rude vouage.Coleridge's Wallenstein

First words: I am unwilling to present this narrative to the public without a few words in explanation of my reasons for publishing it.

Quotations: Yet a sailor's life is at best but a mixture of a little good with much evil, and a little pleasure with much pain. The beautiful is linked with the revolting, the sublime with the commonplace, and the solemn with the ludicrous. Death is at all times solemn, but never so much so at sea. A man dies o

Last words: I wish the rather to do this, since I feel that whatever attention this book may gain, and whatever favor it may find, I shall owe almost entirely to that interest in the sea, and those who follow it,

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