Sir John Franklin and the Arctic Regions: A Narrative, Showing the Progress of British Enterprise for the Discovery of the North-west Passage Duing the Nineteenth Century: with Notices of All the Expeditions Sent in Search of the Missing Vessels Under Captain Sir John Franklin
G. Routledge & Company, 1853 - 247 páginas
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Admiralty animals appeared Arctic arrived attempt August Back bears became birds boats Cape Capt Captain carried Channel close coast cold command continued course crew deer difficulty direction discovered discovery distance drift England Enterprise Esquimaux examine expedition exploring feet fire fish five formed former four frozen Hecla hope Hudson's Indians Inlet Island journey July June killed Lake land latitude leave less Lyon means Melville miles months named navigation nearly night northern observed obtained officers Parry party passage passed pieces Polar position possible present probably proceeded provisions quarters reached received regions remain Richardson River Ross sail says season seen sent ships shore side Sir John Franklin snow Sound Strait success summer supply taken travelled vessels voyage westward whole winter
Página 106 - Medal of the Bath and West of England Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce, was unanimously voted to him.
Página 244 - How sleep the brave who sink to rest, By all their country's wishes blest ! When Spring, with dewy fingers cold, Returns to deck their hallowed mould, She there shall dress a sweeter sod Than Fancy's feet have ever trod. By fairy hands their knell is rung ; By forms unseen their dirge is sung ; There Honour comes, a pilgrim gray, To bless the turf that wraps their clay ; And freedom shall awhile repair, To dwell a weeping hermit there ! ODE TO MERCY.
Página 207 - What hope can scale this icy wall, High o'er the main flag-staff? Above the ridges the wolf and bear Look down with a patient, settled stare, Look down on us and laugh. The summer went, the winter came— We could not rule the year; But summer will melt the ice again, And open a path to the sunny main, Whereon our ships shall steer.
Página 41 - It would be impossible for me 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.
Página 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.
Página 35 - Prayer-Book but the Lord's Prayer and Creed were always read to them in their own language. Our diet consisted almost entirely of reindeer meat, varied twice a week by fish and occasionally by a little flour, but we had no vegetables of any description. On the Sunday mornings we drank a cup of chocolate but our greatest luxury was tea (without sugar) of which we regularly partook twice a day.
Página 47 - Had my own life alone been threatened, I would not have purchased it by such a measure ; but I considered myself as intrusted also with the protection of Hepburn's, a man, who, by his humane attentions and devotedness, had so endeared himself to me, that I felt more anxiety for his safety than for my own.
Página 35 - She was afraid, she said, that her daughter's likeness would induce the great Chief who resided in England to send for the original.
Página 40 - The wolves and birds of prey had picked them clean but there still remained a quantity of the spinal marrow which they had not been able to extract. This, although putrid, was esteemed a valuable prize and the spine being divided into portions was distributed equally. After eating the marrow, which was so acrid as to excoriate the lips, we rendered the bones friable by burning and ate them also.