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The Arctic Regions and Polar Discoveries During the Nineteenth Century: With ...
Peter Lund Simmonds
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Page 106 - Medal of the Bath and West of England Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce, was unanimously voted to him.
Page 209 - Down sank the baleful crimson sun, The Northern Light came out, And glared upon the ice-bound ships And shook its spears about. The snow came down, storm breeding storm, And on the decks was laid, Till the weary sailor, sick at heart, Sank down beside his spade. "Sir John, the night is black and long ; The hissing wind is bleak ; The hard green ice...
Page 41 - It would be impossible to describe our sensations after entering this miserable abode and discovering how we had been neglected; the whole party shed tears, not so much for our own fate as for that of our friends in the rear, whose lives depended entirely on our sending immediate relief from this place.
Page 210 - Oh! when shall I see my orphan child? My Mary waits for me. Oh ! when shall I see my old mother, And pray at her trembling knee? Be still, be still, my brave sailors! Think not such thoughts again.
Page 251 - Doot-ko-hi-calik), as its description, and that of the low shore in the neighbourhood of Point Ogle and Montreal Island, agree exactly with that of Sir George Back.• Some of the bodies...
Page 40 - Previous to setting out the whole party ate the remains of their old shoes and whatever scraps of leather they had to strengthen their stomachs for the fatigue of the day's journey.
Page 227 - ... the only thing of the world that was left yet undone, whereby a notable mind might be made famous and fortunate.
Page 14 - The pressure continuing to increase, it became doubtful whether the ship would be able to sustain it; every support threatened to give way, the beams in the hold began to bend, and the iron tanks settled together. At this critical moment, when it seemed impossible for...
Page 151 - Sir, — I have the honour to acquaint you, for the information of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, that...
Page 16 - At this moment I also saw a continuity of ice, at the distance of seven miles, extending from one side of the bay to the other, between the nearest cape to the north, which I named after Sir George Warrender, and that to the south, which was named after Viscount Castlereagh. The mountains, which occupied the centre, in a north and south direction, were named Croker's Mountains, after the Secretary to the Admiralty.