The Arctic regions. To which is added, the recovery of the Resolute. With discoveries by captain McClintock


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Página 47 - An Act for more effectually discovering the longitude at sea, and encouraging attempts to find a northern passage between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, and to approach the North Pole.
Página 123 - Thlew-ee-choh, which, after a violent and tortuous course of five hundred and thirty geographical miles, running through an iron-ribbed country without a single tree on the whole line of its banks, expanding into fine large lakes with clear horizons, most embarrassing to the navigator, and broken into falls, cascades, and rapids, to the number of no less than eighty-three in the whole, pours its waters into the Polar Sea in latitude 67° 11' 00" N., and longitude 94° 30' 0
Página 109 - But the ludicrous soon took the place of all other feelings ; in such a crowd and such confusion, all serious thought was impossible, while the new buoyancy of our spirits made us abundantly willing to be amused by the scene which now opened. Every man was hungry, and was to be fed ; all were ragged, and were to be clothed ; there was not one to whom washing was not indispensable, nor one whom his beard did not deprive of all human semblance. All, every thing too, was to be done at once : it was...
Página 34 - 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.
Página 204 - Ye pray for the silly seal. Sir John, where are the English fields ? And where are the English trees? And where are the little English flowers That open in the breeze? Be still, be still, my brave sailors...
Página 243 - ... under the boat, which had been turned over to form a shelter, and several lay scattered about in different directions. Of those found on the island one was supposed to have been an officer, as he had a telescope strapped over his sbouldeni, and his double-barrelled gun lay underneath him. From the mutilated state of many of the corpses...
Página 145 - Sir, — I have the honour to acquaint you, for the information of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, that...
Página 243 - Land, which is a large island. None of the party could speak the Esquimaux language intelligibly; but by signs the natives were made to understand that their ship, or ships, had been crushed by ice, and that they were now going to where they expected to find deer to shoot. From the appearance of the men, all of whom except one officer looked thin, they were then supposed to be getting short of provisions ; and they purchased a small seal from the natives. At a later date...

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