…for it is often to be observed of the shallower men, that they are the very last to despond. It is

…for it is often to be observed of the shallower …

…for it is often to be observed of the shallower men, that they are the very last to despond. It is the glory of the bladder that nothing can sink it; it is the reproach of a box of treasure, that once overboard it must drown

Herman Melville