That is the time, after your Departure is taken, when the spirit of your commander communes with you in a muffled voice, as if from the sanctum
sanctorum of a temple; because, call her a temple or a "hell afloat" - as some ships have been called - the captain's state-room is surely the august place in every vessel.
Now, had Tashtego perished in that head, it had been a very precious perishing; smothered in the very whitest and daintiest of fragrant spermaceti; coffined, hearsed, and tombed in the secret inner chamber and sanctum
sanctorum of the whale.
My first pretext for invading the sanctum
was to bring Arthur a little waddling puppy of which Sancho was the father, and which delighted the child beyond expression, and, consequently, could not fail to please his mamma.
To enter the little Cafe in the cul-de-sac Le Febvre was, at the period of our tale, to enter the sanctum
of a man of genius.
"With much pleasure, sir," Da Souza answered, throwing open with a little flourish the door of his sanctum
. "Will you step in?
He walked through, looking neither to the right nor the left, crossed the great library, with its curved roof, its floor of cedar wood, and its wonderful stained-glass windows, and entered a smaller room beyond--his absolute and impenetrable sanctum
. He rang the bell for his servant.
Returning, the boy beckoned him from halfway across the room and led him to the private office, the editorial sanctum
. Martin's first impression was of the disorder and cluttered confusion of the room.
Reuter turned her eye laterally on me, to ascertain, probably, whether I was collected enough to be ushered into her sanctum
Sometimes we saw him passing in lonely majesty to his inner sanctum
, with his eyes staring vaguely and his mind hovering over the Balkans or the Persian Gulf.
Framed upon the wall of my sanctum
I retain those magnificent headlines:--
The dry-room, this pantheon, this sanctum
sanctorum of the tulip-fancier, was, as Delphi of old, interdicted to the profane uninitiated.
Pray step into my little sanctum
. A small place, miss, but furnished to my own liking.