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Page 160 - O'ER the glad waters of the dark blue sea, Our thoughts as boundless, and our souls as free, Far as the breeze can bear, the billows foam, Survey our empire, and behold our home ! These are our realms, no limits to their sway — Our flag the sceptre all who meet obey.
Page 42 - I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the sea -shore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.
Page 154 - The prospect," says the distinguished naturalist, " was most extensive and grand. A fine sheltered bay was seen to the east of us ; an arm of the same on the north-east ; and the sea, whose glassy surface was unruffled by a breeze, formed an immense expanse on the west ; the icebergs, rearing their proud crests almost to the tops of the mountains between which they were lodged, and defying the power of the solar beams, were scattered in various directions about the sea-coast and in the adjoining...
Page 438 - There must have been a number of telescopes, guns (several of them double-barrelled), watches, compasses, &c., all of which seem,- to have been broken up, as I saw pieces of these different articles with the natives, and I purchased as many as possible, together with some silver spoons and forks, an Order of Merit in the form of a star, and a small silver plate engraved
Page 267 - Upon the whole, it was impossible for us not to receive a very unfavourable impression of the general behaviour and moral character of the natives of this part of Hudson's Strait, who seem to have acquired, by an annual intercourse with our ships for nearly a hundred years, many of the vices which unhappily attend a first intercourse with the civilized world, without having imbibed any of the virtues or refinements which adorn and render it happy.
Page 216 - He launched into the stream with the line round his middle, but when he had got a short distance from the bank, his arms became benumbed with cold, and he lost the power of moving them ; still he . persevered, and, turning on his back, had nearly gained the opposite bank, when his legs also' became powerless, and to our infinite alarm we beheld him sink. We instantly hauled upon the line and he came again on the surface, and was gradually drawn ashore in an almost lifeless state.
Page 149 - One of our seamen sold his stock alone for eight hundred dollars ; and a few prime skins, which were clean, and had been well preserved, were sold for one hundred and twenty each. The whole amount of the •value, in specie and goods, that was got for the furs, in both ships, I am confident did not fall short of two thousand pounds sterling...
Page 118 - Knight was given command of the expedition, and was "with the first opportunity of wind and weather, to depart from Gravesend on his intended voyage, and by God's permission, to find out the strait of Anian, in order to discover gold and other valuable commodities to the northward.
Page 334 - The attention is troubled to fix on anything amid such confusion ; still must it be alive, that it may seize on the single moment of help or escape which may occur. Yet with all this, and it is the hardest task of all, there is nothing to be acted, — no effort to be made, — he must be patient, as if he were unconcerned or careless, waiting, as he best can, for the fate, be it what it may, which he cannot influence or avoid.