Journal of a Voyage to Greenland, in the Year 1821: With Graphic Illustrations (Google eBook)

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G. and W. B. Whittaker, 1823 - Greenland - 225 pages
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Page 5 - God, who hast given us grace at this time with one accord to make our common supplications unto thee; and dost promise that when two or three are gathered together in thy Name thou wilt grant their requests...
Page 136 - ... as he came near, the two hunters who had reserved their fire gave him two wounds, one of which, breaking his shoulder, retarded his motion for a moment ; but before they could reload he was so near that they were obliged to run to the river...
Page 4 - Saviour, we are encouraged to come humbly to thy throne, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help us in every time of need.
Page 5 - ... grace at this time, with one accord to make our common supplications unto thee; and dost promise that when two or three are gathered together in thy name, thou wilt grant their requests; fulfil now...
Page 138 - At' this awful juncture, when a moment's pause must have been fatal to him, he called to his surgeon to fire ; who, with admirable resolution and steadiness, discharged his piece as directed, and providentially shot the bear through the head. The captain, by this prompt assistance, was preserved from being torn to pieces.
Page 5 - The man who proceeds in it with steadiness and resolution, -will in a little time find that ' her ways are ways of pleasantness, and that all her paths are peace.
Page 17 - The ice-blink not only shews the figure of the ice, but enables the experienced observer to judge, whether the ice thus pictured be field or packed ice: if the latter, whether it be compact or open, bay or heavy ice.
Page 51 - ... went to the bottom. The other still attended its companion, and lent it every assistance, till at last the fish that was struck sunk under the number of its wounds, while its faithful associate, disdaining to survive the loss, with great bellowing stretched itself upon the dead fish, and shared its fate.
Page 17 - ... absorbed, and the superincumbent air retains its native ethereal hue. Hence, when the ice-blink occurs under the most favourable circumstances, it affords to the eye a beautiful and perfect map of the ice, twenty or thirty miles beyond the limit of direct vision, but less distinct in proportion as the air is hazy.
Page 51 - She loses all regard for her own safety in anxiety for the preservation of her young ; dashes through the midst of her enemies ; despises the danger that threatens her, and even voluntarily remains with her offspring, after various attacks on herself from the harpoons of the fishermen.

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