I speak not of the finicking joy of the gourmet, but the joy of an honest appetite in ecstasy, the elemental
joy of absorbing quantities of fresh simple food,--mere roast lamb, new potatoes, and peas of living green.
It is man who, in a chance phrase, interprets the elemental
passion of his enemy.
But once Tashtego's senior, an old Gay-Head Indian among the crew, superstitiously asserted that not till he was full forty years old did Ahab become that way branded, and then it came upon him, not in the fury of any mortal fray, but in an elemental
strife at sea.
Crazed with jealousy and rage, blind and bestial with all the elemental
passions of insulted manhood, I entered the house and sprang up the stairs to the door of my wife's chamber.
I felt that to bring out its deeper significance which was quite apparent to me, something other, something more was required; a leading motive that would harmonize all these violent noises, and a point of view that would put all that elemental
fury into its proper place.
He saw through its frauds and fictions, and found it as elemental
as on the Yukon.
But those who have been under the shadow, who have gone down at last to elemental
things, will have a wider charity.
But perhaps all these comrades of mine struggled just like me and sought something new, a path in life of their own, and like me were brought by force of circumstances, society, and race- by that elemental
force against which man is powerless- to the condition I am in," said he to himself in moments of humility; and after living some time in Moscow he no longer despised, but began to grow fond of, to respect, and to pity his comrades in destiny, as he pitied himself.