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Page 17 - the land," and he added, that " there could be no doubt that he might have reached the shore, had he but a justifiable motive for navigating an unknown sea at so late a season of the year.
Page 2 - the United States, in and for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. STEREOTYPED BY GEORGE CHARLES. PRINTED BY
Page 15 - coast, and many additions were made by the exertions of these brave seamen to the stores of physical science! So much has been said and written on the subject of a north-west passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and so many erroneous notions have been afloat concerning it, that I
Page 16 - was the disappearance of the whole or greater part of the vast barriers of ice, which for a long
Page 18 - Sena, the Indigiska, and the Kolima ; Europe supplies the waters of Dwina with numerous streams from the coasts of Norway and Lapland, and the eastern coast of Greenland and the western coast of Baffin's Bay ; and America pours in several copious streams from the Rocky Mountains with the Mackenzie, the Hearne or the Copper Mine, the
Page 17 - that was known on the first attempt, which hardly deserves the name, was that the Polar Sea did exist, that the ships of Captain Cook had looked in at it through
Page 18 - It may be worth while, now, that the shores of this Polar Sea have been visited and surveyed, one part by English navigators, and the Asiatic part by the indefatigable
Page 12 - repulsive than gates of adamantine rock ; and which, if once passed, might be closed again on the too-daring traveller, shutting him forever from all intercourse with the cheerful world without, and confining him in the dreary dominions of perpetual winter, without any prospect of release. Imagination presented the frozen corpses of preceding adventurers lying
Page 127 - AT A SPOT WELL POPULATED BY FEATHERED BIPEDS. GREAT SLAUGHTER OF THE INHABITANTS.—WE EXPECT TO MEET WITH WHALERS, BUT ARE DISAPPOINTED.—VEXATIOUS DECEPTIONS PRACTICED ON US BY THE ICEBERGS.—ARRIVAL AT MELVILLE BAY.—DIFFICULTIES OF NAVIGATION AT THAT POINT.—THREE WHITE MEN ARE DISCOVERED ON AN ISLAND.—ARRIVAL AT A DANISH SETTLEMENT THE END OF THE FAMOUS BOAT JOURNEY.