Arctic discovery and adventure, by the author of 'Brazil, its history, people, natural productions'.


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Página 355 - 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.
Página 55 - A servant with this clause makes drudgery divine; who sweeps a room, as for thy laws, makes that and the action fine.
Página 316 - It was in full sight — the mighty crystal bridge which connects the two continents of America and Greenland. I say continents ; for Greenland, however insulated it may ultimately prove to be, is in mass strictly continental. Its least possible axis, measured from Cape Farewell to the line of this glacier, in the...
Página 54 - TEACH me, my God and King, In all things Thee to see, And what I do in anything, To do it as for Thee...
Página 336 - At a later date the same season, but previous to the breaking up of the ice, the bodies of some thirty persons were discovered on the continent, and five on an island near it, about a long day's journey to the north-west of...
Página 270 - LORD, by whom we escape death. 21 GOD shall wound the head of his enemies, and the hairy scalp of such a one as goeth on still in his wickedness. 22 The LORD hath said, I will bring my people again, as I did from Basan, mine own will I bring again, as I did sometime from the deep of the sea.
Página 368 - Despair at me doth throw. 0 make in me those civil wars to cease: 1 will good tribute pay, if thou do so. Take thou of me smooth pillows, sweetest bed, A chamber deaf to noise and blind to light, A rosy garland and a weary head...
Página 337 - There appeared to have been an abundant stock of ammunition, as the powder was emptied in a heap on the ground by the natives out of the kegs or cases containing it ; and a quantity of ball and shot was found below high water mark, having probably been left on the ice close to the beach.
Página 317 - I had imagined, — in size, colour, and effect, it far surpassed anything I had anticipated. The glaciers were quite an unexpected element of beauty. Imagine a mighty river of as great a volume as the Thames — started down the side of a mountain, — bursting over every impediment, — whirled into a thousand eddies, — tumbling and raging on from ledge to ledge in quivering cataracts of foam, — then suddenly struck rigid by a power so instantaneous in its action, that even the froth and fleeting...
Página 316 - I will not attempt to do better by florid description. Men only rhapsodize about Niagara and the ocean. My notes speak simply of the " long ever-shining line of cliff diminished to a well-pointed wedge in the perspective ;" and again, of " the face of glistening ice, sweeping in a long curve from the low interior, the facets in front intensely illuminated by the sun.

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