If it is necessary, omit
one bridge over the river, go round a little there, and throw one arch at least over the darker gulf of ignorance which surrounds us.
As for elves and fairies, and other such mummery, I purposely omit
the mention of them, as I should be very unwilling to confine within any bounds those surprizing imaginations, for whose vast capacity the limits of human nature are too narrow; whose works are to be considered as a new creation; and who have consequently just right to do what they will with their own.
be all this as it may, his voice was now often heard hailing the three mast-heads and admonishing them to keep a bright look-out, and not omit
reporting even a porpoise.