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Page 141 - ... the sound of voices which, during the cold weather, could be heard at a much greater distance than usual, served now and then to break the silence which reigned around us, — a silence far different from that peaceable composure which characterizes the landscape of a cultivated country ; it was the deathlike stillness of the most dreary desolation, and the total absence of animated existence.
Page 96 - As the snow buntin has all the domestic virtues of our English red-breast, it has always been considered by us as the robin of these dreary wilds, and its lively chirp and fearless confidence have rendered it respected by the most hungry sportsmen.
Page 5 - ... to sail to all parts, countries, and seas of the east, of the west, and of the north...
Page 120 - Greenwich, in the latitude of 74° 44' 20"; by which His Majesty's ships under my orders became entitled to the sum of five thousand pounds, being the reward offered by the King's order in council, grounded on a late Act of Parliament, to such of his Majesty's subjects as might succeed in penetrating thus far to the westward within the Arctic Circle.
Page 117 - It is more easy to imagine, than to describe the almost breathless anxiety which was now visible in every countenance, while, as the breeze increased to a fresh gale, we ran quickly up the sound.
Page 289 - Terror" and "Erebus" were deserted on the 22nd April, 5 leagues NNW of this, having been beset since 12th September, 1846. The officers and crews, consisting of 105 souls, under the command of Captain FRM Crozier, landed here in lat. 69° 37' 42
Page 305 - Persevering in difficulty, unappalled by danger, and patient under distress, they scarcely ever use the language of complaint, much less that of despair ; and sometimes, when all human hope seems at its lowest ebb, they furnish the most beautiful examples of that firm reliance on a merciful and superintending providence, which is the only rational source of true fortitude in man.
Page 133 - When I sent for them into, my cabin, they looked wild, spoke thick and indistinctly, and it was impossible to draw from them a rational answer to any of our questions. After being on board for a short time, the mental faculties appeared gradually to return with the returning circulation, and it was not till then, that a lookeron could easily persuade himself that they had not been drinking too freely.