"whatever random allusions to whales he could anyways find in any book whatsoever, sacred or profane"

List of extracts "sub-sub-librarian" - a flavour of the patchwork epic to come, a kaleidescope of perspectives.

Online copy of  'Authorised King James Bible', (Books of Genesis, Job, Jonah, Psalms, Isaiah)

 

Online copy of Plutarch's 'Morals', as translated by Philemon Holland (1603)

 

Online copy of Charles Darwin's 'Voyage of the Beagle: A Naturalist's Voyage Round the World' (1839)

 

Online copy of Pliny's 'Natural History ', as translated by Philemon Holland (1601)

  

Online copy of 'Lucian of Samosata', Volume II, as translated by William Tooke (1820) 

 

Online version of King Alfred's 'History of Orosius', containing his account of Viking explorer Ohthere's northern travels (circa 890 AD)

 

Online copy of Michel de Montaigne's essay 'An Apology for Raymond Sebond', as translated by Charles Cotton (1686)

 

 Online copy of Francois Rabelais' 'Gargantua and Pantagruel', (Book IV), as translated by Peter Antony Motteux (1708)

 

 Online copy of selected 'Psalms', translated by Francis Bacon (1625)

 

Online text of William Shakespeare's 'Henry IV, Part I’ (circa-1597)

 

 

Online text of William Shakespeare's 'Hamlet’ (circa-1600)

 

 

Online copy of Edmund Spenser's 'The Faerie Queene' (1590/96)

 

 

 Online copy of William Davenant's preface to 'Gondibert, an Heroick Poem' (1650)