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Stray Leaves from an Arctic Journal; Or, Eighteen Months in the Polar ...
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Page 392 - AECTIC MISCELLANIES: A SOUVENIR OF THE LATE POLAR SEARCH. BY THE OFFICERS AND SEAMEN OP THE EXPEDITION. Dedicated by Permission to the Lords of the Admiralty.
Page 77 - and when the Lord protects us not a hair of our heads shall be touched.' I then asked M. Bellot, what time it was. He said, ' About a quarter past eight AM' (Thursday the 18th), and then lashed up his books, and said he would go and see how the ice was driving. He had only
Page 56 - Os homini sublime dedit, coelumque tueri, Jussit, et erectos ad sidera tollere vultus ;
Page 83 - That brave and generous young man, whom I loved as a son, to whom I owe so much, who represented so nobly the honour and chivalry of France, who was loved and respected by our sailors as a brother—alas ! he is no more. He died as he lived, like a hero and a Christian.
Page 392 - They performed deeds of heroic enterprise, daring, and endurance, which read like the exploits of the heroes and demigods of mythology.''—Atherueum. " A very interesting book. Mr. Thornbury has done his work with care, zeal, and industry."—Daily News.
Page 17 - must absolutely arrive at something. The desire of showing gratitude for all that has been done for me, ought of itself to constitute a very sufficient motive for me. Ought I not also to reflect that I am destined to support a numerous and beloved family, of whom I am the sole hope? I am considered ambitious, I am sure—and it is true;
Page 77 - were drawn up and down this channel by the ice. He replied,
Page 74 - that Sir Edward Belcher was in Wellington Channel, in the neighbourhood of Cape Belcher. In that direction, therefore, the little troop set out, marching close along the eastern shore of the channel. After encamping the first day three miles from Cape Innis, the five men halted next day, on detached blocks of ice, about three
Page 157 - yes ! the exercise of prayer is salutary; it is, above all, useful and indispensable to one who is animated by true piety. I used to think myself religious when I contented myself with recognising the existence of a God. I now understand how much this exercise of prayer facilitates for us the accomplishment of duties,
Page 392 - interest of which is not surpassed in any language. The book brings new scenes and new creations to the novel reader, jaded with worn-out types of conventional existence; it traces the foundation of our colonial empire; it adds a new page to human history; and it furnishes deep matter for speculation upon the mission and destinies of mankind. It is a work at once perfectly novel and deeply