Thought for the day:

  "It was stated at the outset, that this [...] would not be here, and at once, perfected.  [...]  For small erections may be finished by their first architects;  grand ones, true ones, ever leave the copestone to posterity."  

 

—Herman Melville,
in 'Moby-Dick;  or, The Whale'

(Penguin Books, New York, U.S.A. &c.;  2003;  Chapter 32, 'Cetology';  page 157.)
[First edition of the novel published 1851 by Harper & Brothers (New York, U.S.A.) and Richard Bentley (London, England).]