In the study reported in the April Geology, hydrogeologists Bethany Ladd and Cathryn Ryan of the University of Calgary in Canada analyzed water from Yellowstone's Spouter
Whitman's contemporary, Mark Twain, wrote from Philadelphia that he had taken part in "what is called a free-and-easy," an event that occurs "at the saloons on Saturday night, at which a chairman is appointed, who calls on any of the assembled company for a song or recitation, and as there are plenty of singers and spouters
, one may laugh himself to fits at very small expense." (11) The saloon was established by midcentury as the social center for workers and the single men of boardinghouses, and the entertainment that it offered enacted the camaraderie that built group identity.
award (Pathetic, Imbecilic, Slating Here) is awarded to the spouter
of this snide rant on the merits of Amanda Holden.
The image of the Harvard and Yale-educated former Governor of Texas as a spouter
of "Bush-isms" and a dangerous buffoon is not shared by all, though.
This makes him 'so real that you have to pinch yourself while reading him to remind yourself that this amazing spouter
of blood and thunder is fiction.' (105) While other important heteronyms were either strategically killed off relatively early on (in the case of Alberto Caeiro), sent off to Brazil never to return (Ricardo Reis), or committed suicide (the Barao de Teive), Campos accompanies his creator until his death; this, together with the engineer's prolific output, points to how deeply Pessoa invested in him.
Despite another Smith penalty, it was West Park who fought back to lead courtesy of two Spouter
penalties and a Turner try.
From this interpretive perspective, the role of Starbuck involves a mediation of discourse: he is the first mate, midway between the captain and crew, loyal to Ahab but always alert to the grumbling and dissenting of repressed heteroglossia as well as to his own discourses of domesticity (his Mary and child at home), his professional as opposed to Ahab's obsessive code of whaling, his commonsense urging of survival and comfort--a language that Melville inscribes at the beginning of the novel with the homely comforts of the Spouter
Inn and the Try Pots--and the pragmatic discourse with which, despite his artistic and philosophical remoteness, Melville, it would seem, is sympathetic.
How Moby-Dick catches you at the start, with Ishmael and his November-filled soul standing at the tip of Manhattan Island looking out to sea from the Battery--then with him in New Bedford at the Spouter
Inn together in bed "like a married couple" with that noblest of savages, the wonderful Queequeg, waking to find the harpooner's "arm thrown over me in the most loving and affectionate manner" What a scene!
Although these events are fraught with larger significances, by focusing on Ishmael's attempts to "read texts" (e.g., the painting at the Spouter
Inn, New Bedford, the Pequod, characters like Queequeg, Father Mapple, Peleg and Bildad, Elijah) and by focusing on his perspectives--which are often hysterically funny (e.g., his "Abbot and Costello" routine with Peter Coffin, his first meeting with Queequeg, standing Father Mapple's sermon on its head by using the Golden Rule to rationalize praying to Yojo)--a teacher can lure students into the novel.
The crucial issue of the relationship between the "Wicked Priest" and the "Liar"/"Scoffer"/"Spouter
" is ignored--as is the problem of why there are in the Qumran texts so many different sobriquets for the latter--if it is one person.
Consider how its opening chapters focus so insistently on death as to make for a veritable thanatopsis: Ishmael, as if on a suicide mission, steps across the threshold from the "Extracts" supplied by a "late" sub-sub librarian to follow funeral processions; he then pauses before "coffin warehouses," runs a gauntlet through "blocks of blackness," lurches out of a black church he calls "The Trap," and comes to a stand before the Spouter
Inn, Peter Coffin, proprietor.
Starting as a spouter
of universal platitudes--off on a first-day-in-town tour of marble monuments, ending with the Lincoln Memorial--he finds that his patriotism must draw strength, in a pinch, from the same source as Lincoln's: an imagination of something called The American People.
Then there is bonnet-like Hooded Geyser, a gargling perpetual spouter
A huge spouter
- soaring to 450 feet - was struck in 1895.
The alternative Greek spelling [GREEK TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], ` spouter
' (from [GREEK TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], n.