Scene from The Promise of the Voyage (1889) in which The Dice Players by Georges de la Tour is accidentally recreated

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'Round the world! There is much in that sound to inspire proud feelings; but whereto does all that circumnavigation conduct? Only through numberless perils to the very point whence we started.

Were this world an endless plain, and by sailing eastward we could for ever reach new distances, and discover sights more sweet and strange than any Cyclades or Islands of King Solomon, then there were promise in the voyage.'

Melville, 'Moby Dick,' chapter 52

'Es giebt eine Reihe idealischer Begebenheiten, die der Wirklichkeit parallel lauft. Selten fallen sie zusammen. Menchen und Zufalle modificiren gewohnlich die idealische Begebenheit, so dass sie unvolkommen erscheint, und ihre Folgen gleifalls unvolkommen sind.'

(There are ideal series of events which run parallel with the real ones. They rarely coincide. Men and circumstances generally modify the ideal train of events, so that it seems imperfect, and its consequences are equally imperfect.)

Novalis, 'Moralische Ansichten'
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Scene from The Promise of the Voyage (1889) in which The Dice Players by Georges de la Tour is accidentally recreated

Salient references:

'Round the world! There is much in that sound to inspire proud feelings; but whereto does all that circumnavigation conduct? Only through numberless perils to the very point whence we started.

Were this world an endless plain, and by sailing eastward we could for ever reach new distances, and discover sights more sweet and strange than any Cyclades or Islands of King Solomon, then there were promise in the voyage.'

Melville, 'Moby Dick,' chapter 52

'Es giebt eine Reihe idealischer Begebenheiten, die der Wirklichkeit parallel lauft. Selten fallen sie zusammen. Menchen und Zufalle modificiren gewohnlich die idealische Begebenheit, so dass sie unvolkommen erscheint, und ihre Folgen gleifalls unvolkommen sind.'

(There are ideal series of events which run parallel with the real ones. They rarely coincide. Men and circumstances generally modify the ideal train of events, so that it seems imperfect, and its consequences are equally imperfect.)

Novalis, 'Moralische Ansichten'
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