Quotes/Photos: Herman Melville

English: Seaman's Bethel in New Bedford, Massa...

English: Seaman’s Bethel in New Bedford, Massachusetts, 1968 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: View from the northeast of Arrowhead,...

English: View from the northeast of Arrowhead, the residence of writer Herman Melville, at 780 Holmes Road, Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts. Historic American Buildings Survey, Library of Congress, Washington, D. C. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Herman Melville in 1860.

English: Herman Melville in 1860. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

New Bedford, Massachusetts: Seaman's Bethel ch...

New Bedford, Massachusetts: Seaman’s Bethel church; pew marked as having been that of writer Herman Melville (possibly dubiously) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Photo of Herman Melville

Photo of Herman Melville (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Herman Melville, American author. Reproduction...

Herman Melville, American author. Reproduction of photograph, frontispiece to Journal Up the Straits. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Elizabeth Shaw Melville, wife of Herm...

English: Elizabeth Shaw Melville, wife of Herman Melville (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Photo of Herman Melville

Photo of Herman Melville (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Oil Painting of Herman Melville in 18...

English: Oil Painting of Herman Melville in 1846/7. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is an interesting quote from Herman Melville. I especially find this interesting, as I have had the privilege to stand in the pulpit within “The Seaman’s Chapel” in New Bedford, MA.

Blessings, Ted

English: The grave of Herman Melville in Woodl...

English: The grave of Herman Melville in Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, NY (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Zwinglius Redivivus

The pulpit is ever this earth’s foremost part; all the rest comes in its rear; the pulpit leads the world. From thence it is that the storm of God’s quick wrath is first descried, and the bow must bear the earliest brunt. From thence it is that the God of breezes fair or foul is first invoked for favorable winds. Yes, the world’s a ship on its passage out, and not a voyage complete; and the pulpit is its prow.  — Herman Melville

[Via Dan Stoddart on G+]

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