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Billy Budd

Billy Budd


by Herman Melville

Billy Budd: Quotes (What was Said) True or False

1. Who "though happily endowed with gaiety of high health, youth, and a free heart, was yet by no means of a satirical turn"? -> John Claggart
2. Whose "conscience being but the lawyer to his will, made ogres of trifles"? -> Captain Edward's
3. Who asked, "But your scruples: do they move as in a dusk? Challenge them."? -> The Dansker
4. Who said, "For the compassion, how can I otherwise but share it? But, mindful of paramount obligations, I strive against scruples that may tend to enervate decision."? -> The Dansker
5. Who said, "Could I have used my tongue I would not have struck him. But he foully lied to my face and in presence of my captain, and I had to say something, and I could only say it with a blow, God help me!"? -> The Dansker