Meanwhile, whatever were his own secret thoughts, Starbuck said nothing, but quietly he issued all requisite orders; while Stubb and Flask --who in some small degree seemed then to be sharing his feelings --likewise unmurmuringly
This they have done unmurmuringly
and alone; and now, far and wide, flower blessings fall upon them, and the summer winds bear the glad tidings unto those who droop in sorrow, and new joy and strength it brings, as they look longingly for the friends whose gentle care hath brought such happiness to their fair kindred.
Ross, who bemoaned that "[t]he higher race quietly and unmurmuringly
eliminates itself rather than endure individually the bitter competition it has failed to ward off by collective action." (21) Ross's theory was that the "native" Anglo-Saxon stock was biologically well adapted to rural, traditional life but less well suited to the new urban, industrial milieu of capitalism.