A Narrative of Arctic Discovery, from the Earliest Period to the Present Time: With the Details of the Measures Adopted by Her Majesty's Government for the Relief of the Expedition Under Sir John Franklin
W. Shoberl, 1851 - 348 páginas
Appendix: List of vessels and officers engaged in Arctic research, from 1818 to 1850.
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Página 44 - Miserable they ! Who, here entangled in the gathering ice, Take their last look of the descending sun ; While, full of death, and fierce with tenfold frost, The long, long night, incumbent o'er their heads, Falls horrible.
Página 41 - Henry the Eighth, by the grace of God King of England, France, and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, and of the Church of England, and also of Ireland, in earth the supreme head...
Página 251 - 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° 1 1' 00'i N., and longitude 94° 30' 0
Página 220 - Never, perhaps, was witnessed a finer scene than on the deck of my little ship, when all hope of life had left us. Noble as the character of the British sailor is always allowed to be in cases of danger, yet I did not believe it to be possible that amongst forty-one persons not one repining word should have been uttered.
Página 39 - He knew all the harbours and ports, both of his own dominions, and of France and Scotland ; and how much water they had, and what was the way of coming into them.
Página 184 - November, to the great delight of the ships' companies. In these amusements I gladly undertook a part myself, considering that an example of cheerfulness, by giving a direct countenance to everything that could contribute to it, was not the least essential part of my duty, under the peculiar circumstances in which we were placed.
Página 170 - These could not have offered any impediment.* About midnight of the 19th, Sir Thomas Smith's Sound of 'Baffin ' was distinctly seen,' and the two capes forming its entrance were named after the two ships Isabella and Alexander. ' I considered (says Captain Ross) the bottom of this sound to be about eighteen leagues distant, but its entrance was completely blocked up by ice.
Página 236 - Victory,' our own escapes, the politics of England, and the news, which was now four years old. But all subsided into peace at last. The sick were accommodated, the seamen disposed of, and all was done for us which care and kindness could perform.
Página 293 - Bay, to the southward of which we observed a great number of icebergs, stretching across our path and presenting the fearful prospect of our worst anticipations. But when least expected by us, our release was almost miraculously brought about. The great field of ice was rent into innumerable fragments as if by some unseen power.