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VOYAGES

INTO THE

ARCTIC REGIONS.

London: Printed by C. Roworth, bell Yard, Temple Bar,

OF

VOYAGES INTO THE ARCTIC REGIONS;

UNDERTAKEN CHIEFLY FOR THE PURPOSE OF

DISCOVERING A NORTH-EAST, NORTH-WEST,

OR

POLAR PASSAGE

BETWEEN THE

ATLANTIC AND PACIFIC:

FROM THE EARLIEST PERIODS OF SCANDINAVIAN NAVIGATION, TO THE

DEPARTURE OF THE

RECENT EXPEDITIONS,

UNDER THE ORDERS OF

CAPTAINS ROSS AND BUCHAN.

“ How shall I admire your heroicke courage, ye marine worthies, beyond all names of
worthiness! that neyther dread so long eyther presence or absence of the suune; nor those
foggy mysts, tempestuous winds, cold blasts, snowes and hayle in the ayre: nor the un-
equall seas, which might amaze the hearer, and anjate the beholder, where the Tritons and
Neptune's selfe would quake with chilling feare, to behold such monstrous icie ilands, rent-
ing themselves with terrour of their owne massines, and disdayning otherwise both the sea's
sovereigntie, and the sunne's hottest violence, mustering themselves in those watery plaines
where they hold a continual civill warre, and rushing one upon another, make windes and
waves give backe; seeming to rent the eares of others, while they rent themselves with
crashing and splitting their congealed armours.”—Purchas.

BY JOHN BARROW, F.R. S.

LONDON:

JOHN MURRAY, ALBEMARLE STREET.

1818.

F.

S.

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