Arctic Expeditions: A Lecture Delivered at the London Institution, February 6, 1850

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J. Murray, 1850 - 47 من الصفحات
 

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الصفحة 29 - Nor shapes of men nor beasts we ken — The ice was all between. The ice was here, the ice was there, The ice was all around: It cracked and growled, and roared and howled, Like noises in a swound!
الصفحة 34 - It is the only thing in the world that is left yet undone, whereby a notable mind might be made famous and fortunate.
الصفحة 3 - 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. The mast-heads were crowded by the officers and men during the whole afternoon; and an unconcerned observer, if any could have been unconcerned on such an occasion, would have been amused by the eagerness with which the various reports from the crow's nest were received, all, however, hitherto favourable to...
الصفحة 18 - The only difficulty I had was to get Sir John to shorten sail when it was wanted. He is full of life and energy, with good judgment and a capital memory, — one of the best I know. His conversation is delightful, and most instructive ; and of all men he is the most fitted for the command of an enterprise requiring sound sense and great perseverance. I have learnt much from him, and consider myself most fortunate in being with such a man ; and he is full of benevolence and kindness withal.
الصفحة 11 - a final attempt to make a north-west passage would render the most important service that now remained to be performed towards the completion of the magnetic survey of the globe...
الصفحة 21 - I hope my dear wife and daughter will not be over-anxious if we should not return by the time they have fixed upon ; and I must beg of you to give them the benefit of your advice and experience when that time arrives, for you know well that...
الصفحة 11 - Pacific will one day be accomplished, and for the execution of which we are now contending ; and which, if left to be performed by some other power, England, by her neglect of it, after having opened the east and west doors, would be laughed at by all the world for having hesitated to pass the thresholds. It should not be overlooked that there are in the Pacific, at this moment, two fleets of the only two naval powers likely to undertake the enterprise in question ; it is extremely probable some...
الصفحة 11 - ... thresholds. It should not be overlooked that there are in the Pacific, at this moment, two fleets of the only two naval powers likely to undertake the enterprise in question ; it is extremely probable some of their ships will make trial of this nearest passage home when they leave the Pacific station. If expense be the only objection, it may be met by observing that one season only would suffice for its decision...
الصفحة 18 - He ia full of conversation and interesting anecdotes of his former voyages. I would not lose him for the command of the expedition, for I have a real regard, I might say affection, for him, and believe this is felt by all of us. In our mess we are very happy; we have a most agreeable set of men, and I could suggest no change, except that I wish you were with us.
الصفحة 10 - Gilbert, by his grant of the Island of Newfoundland, made his voyage thither, in which he nobly perished, but his knowledge did not perish with him; on the contrary, it laid the foundation of the valuable cod fishery, which still exists.

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