A corresponding disposition in the moulder

“The truth indeed was, that this continual, violent, helterskelter slapping of the dough on the moulds, begat a corresponding disposition in the moulder; who, by heedlessly slapping that sad dough, as stuff of little worth, was thereby taught, in his meditations, to slap, with similar heedlessness, his own sadder fortunes, as of still less vital consideration.” (Israel Potter, Melville.)

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