The chief event of the residence in Pittsfield was the completion and publication
of 'Moby Dick; or, the Whale,' in 1851.
At the same time it is couched in so unfortunate a manner, and certain phrases in it are of so provocative a character, that its publication
would undoubtedly lead to a most dangerous state of feeling in this country.
All of us in the office enjoyed it immensely, and, as you see, it was given the place of honor and immediate publication
Great Sam had roared, he had asserted himself, and with the publication
of his dictionary he became "The Great Cham* of literature.
Tim Linkinwater condescended, after much entreaty and brow-beating, to accept a share in the house; but he could never be prevailed upon to suffer the publication
of his name as a partner, and always persisted in the punctual and regular discharge of his clerkly duties.
Indeed, during the publication
of "A Journey to the Moon," the sale of this paper amounted to five millions of copies.
These works, which I owe to the high talents and disinterested zeal of the above distinguished authors, could not have been undertaken, had it not been for the liberality of the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury, who, through the representation of the Right Honourable the Chancellor of the Exchequer, have been pleased to grant a sum of one thousand pounds towards defraying part of the expenses of publication
The sixteen sonnets which belong here show how nobly this form could be adapted to the varied expression of the most serious thought, but otherwise Milton abandoned poetry, at least the publication
of it, for prose, and for prose which was mostly ephemeral.
Already after the publication
of the "Birth of Tragedy", numbers of German philologists and professional philosophers had denounced him as one who had strayed too far from their flock, and his lectures at the University of Bale were deserted in consequence; but it was not until 1879, when he finally severed all connection with University work, that he may be said to have attained to the freedom and independence which stamp this discourse.
It remains to state, that prior to this publication
In other words, I instantly opened my bag, and took out the top publication
But, as it is not unreasonable to suppose that I may have held its threads with a more continuous attention than anyone else can have given them during its desultory publication
, it is not unreasonable to ask that the weaving may be looked at in its completed state, and with the pattern finished.
Yet, that I hold the advantages of the mode of publication
to outweigh its disadvantages, may be easily believed of one who revived it in the Pickwick Papers after long disuse, and has pursued it ever since.
Though there's nothing remarkable in that, seeing that he is constantly contributing articles to various publications
or writing books.
The same idea, tracing the arguments to their consequences, is held out in several of the late publications
against the new Constitution.