Bethink thee of the albatross, whence come those clouds of spiritual wonderment and pale dread, in which that white phantom sails in all imaginations?
But there are other instances where this whiteness loses all that accessory and strange glory which invests it in the White Steed and Albatross.
Some hours after midnight, the Typhoon abated so much, that through the strenuous exertions of Starbuck and Stubb --one engaged forward and the other aft --the shivered remnants of the jib and fore and main-top-sails were cut adrift from the spars, and went eddying away to leeward, like the feathers of an albatross
, which sometimes are cast to the winds when that storm-tossed bird is on the wing.
Matkah taught him to follow the cod and the halibut along the under-sea banks and wrench the rockling out of his hole among the weeds; how to skirt the wrecks lying a hundred fathoms below water and dart like a rifle bullet in at one porthole and out at another as the fishes ran; how to dance on the top of the waves when the lightning was racing all over the sky, and wave his flipper politely to the stumpy-tailed Albatross
and the Man-of-war Hawk as they went down the wind; how to jump three or four feet clear of the water like a dolphin, flippers close to the side and tail curved; to leave the flying fish alone because they are all bony; to take the shoulder-piece out of a cod at full speed ten fathoms deep, and never to stop and look at a boat or a ship, but particularly a row-boat.
He thought he saw an Albatross
That fluttered round the lamp: He looked again, and found it was A Penny-Postage-Stamp.
His first thoughts were for the welfare of Astoria, and, concluding that the inhabitants would probably be in want of provisions, he chartered the Albatross
for two thousand dollars, to land him, with some supplies, at the mouth of the Columbia, where he arrived, as we have seen, on the 20th of August, after a year's seafaring that might have furnished a chapter in the wanderings of Sinbad.
Like the lone Albatross
, Incumbent on night(As she on the air) To keep watch with delight On the harmony there ?
I thought of an albatross
that I had caught going out.
Aramis was silent; and his vague glances, luminous as that of an albatross
, hovered for a long time over the sea, interrogating space, seeking to pierce the very horizon.
Knowing that the Albatross
would beat her to Sydney, the captain of the Albatross
had undertaken to look up the dog.
Then when to the sailors all hope seemed lost, an albatross
came sailing through the fog.
Yet whales and seals, petrels and albatross
, are exceedingly abundant throughout this part of the ocean.