• I have the satisfaction of knowing that it is all right; that everybody else is one way or other served in much the same way--either in a physical or metaphysical point of view, that is; and so the universal thump is passed round, and all hands should rub each other's shoulder-blades, and be content.

    Herman Melville (2016). “Moby-Dick: Or, the Whale”, p.25, Cosimo, Inc.