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This short book was not a literary endeavor, but rather a spare description of an arctic voyage to find the remains of a previous exploratory voyage consisting of two ships and their crews that never ... Read full review
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Page 148 - Then are they glad, because they are at rest; and so he bringeth them unto the haven where they would be. 31 O that men would therefore praise the Lord for his goodness; and declare the wonders that he doeth for the children of men!
Page 220 - ... have felt that that forthcoming navigable season of 1847 would see their ships pass over so short an intervening space ! It was ruled otherwise. Within a month after Lieutenant Gore placed the record on Point Victory, the much-loved leader of the expedition, Sir John Franklin, was dead ; and the following spring found Captain Crozier, upon whom the command had devolved, at King William's Land...
Page 41 - Terror' would be to me, as it would be to you, the noblest result of'our efforts. To this object I wish every other to be subordinate ; and next to it in importance is the recovery of the unspeakably precious documents of the expedition, public and private, and the personal relics of my dear husband and his ^companions. And lastly, I trust it may be in your power to confirm, directly or inferentially, the claims of my husband's expedition to the earliest discovery of the passage, which, if Dr.
Page 219 - June, 1847 ; and the total loss by deaths in the expedition has been to this date 9 officers and 15 men. (Signed) (Signed) " FRM CROZIER, " JAMES FITZJAMES, " Captain and Senior Officer. " Captain HMS Erebus. " and start (on) to-morrow, 26th, for Back's Fish River.
Page 227 - September, 1846. The officers and crews, consisting of 105 souls, under the command of Captain FRM Crozier, landed here in lat. 69° 37' 42
Page 217 - W., after having ascended Wellington Channel to lat. 77°, and returned by the west side of Cornwallis Island. Sir John Franklin commanding the expedition. All well. Party consisting of 2 officers and 6 men left the ships on Monday 24th May, 1847.
Page 220 - Land, endeavoring to save his starving men, 105 souls in all, from a terrible death by retreating to the Hudson Bay territories up the Back or Great Fish River. A sad tale was never told in fewer words. There is something deeply touching in their extreme simplicity, and they show in the strongest manner that both the leaders of this retreating party were...
Page 22 - The Aberdeen whaler braves the icy regions of the Polar Sea, to seek and to battle with the great monster of the deep : he has materially assisted in opening these icebound regions to the researches of Science ; he fearlessly aided in the search after Sir John Franklin and his gallant companions, whom their country sent forth on this mission, but to whom Providence, alas ! has denied the reward of their labours, the return to their homes, to the affectionate embrace of their families and friends,...
Page 148 - OF FRANKLIN, CROZIER, FITZJAMES, AND ALL THEIR GALLANT BROTHER OFFICERS AND FAITHFUL COMPANIONS WHO HAVE SUFFERED AND PERISHED IN THE CAUSE OF SCIENCE AND THE SERVICE OF THEIR. COUNTRY. THIS TABLET IS ERECTED NEAR THE SPOT WHERE THEY PASSED THEIR FIRST ARCTIC WINTER, AND WHENCE THEY ISSUED FORTH TO CONQUER DIFFICULTIES OR TO DIE.
Page 41 - You have kindly invited me to give you "Instructions," but I cannot bring myself to feel that it would be right in me in any way to influence your judgment in the conduct of your noble undertaking ; and indeed I have no temptation to do so, since it appears to me that your views are almost identical with those which I had independently formed before I had the advantage of being thoroughly possessed of yours. But had this been otherwise, I trust you would have found me ready to prove the implicit...