Not that Melville (or, if you prefer, Melvil) Dewey wasn’t also cool. But if I had to pick one of them to be I would pick Herman Melville (né Melvill). And then I’d go around making big yearning eyes at Nathaniel Hawthorne (né Hathorne) and it would all be very awkward (as, in reality, I believe it was).

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