DISCOVERING A NORTH-EAST, NORTH-WEST,
FROM THE EARLIEST PERIODS OF SCANDINAVIAN NAVIGATION, TO THE
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, spowes and hayle in the ayre: nor the un-
equall seas, which might amaze the hearer, and aniate 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.
JOHN MURRAY, ALBEMARLE STREET.