A veritable witness have you hitherto been, Ishmael; but have a care how you seize the privilege of Jonah alone; the privilege of discoursing upon
the joists and beams; the rafters, ridge-pole, sleepers, and under-pinnings, making up the frame-work of leviathan; and belike of the tallow-vats, dairy-rooms, butteries, and cheeseries in his bowels.
Then she would light her pipe, and leisurely go over her arrangements, looking things over, and discoursing upon
them; making all the young fry scour most vigorously on the tin things, and keeping up for several hours a most energetic state of confusion, which she would explain to the satisfaction of all inquirers, by the remark that she was a "clarin' up." "She couldn't hev things a gwine on so as they had been, and she was gwine to make these yer young ones keep better order;" for Dinah herself, somehow, indulged the illusion that she, herself, was the soul of order, and it was only the young uns, and the everybody else in the house, that were the cause of anything that fell short of perfection in this respect.
Albert was soon deeply engrossed in discoursing upon
Paris and Parisian matters, speaking to the countess of the various persons they both knew there.
But he spends the better part of the account discoursing upon
light: not illusionistic incandescence pictured within, but illumination that hits the surface from without, a Ryman hallmark that aims to differentiate abstraction as a residual image from the artist's own object-bound marks.
In thinking and talking about complexity, we are faced with the challenge of perceiving and discoursing upon
the different domains of discourse that are involved in the attempt to capture and circumscribe the field in question.
In this paradise of simulation, Harold Pinter and Welcome Back, Kotter merge to give us Vincent and Jules discoursing upon
Big Macs, foot massages, and divine intervention; if the fact that erstwhile sweathog John Travolta later did a TV movie of Pinter's The Dumb Waiter was forgotten by most people, Tarantino surely wasn't one of them.