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Stray Leaves from an Arctic Journal: Or, Eighteen Months in the Polar ...
Limited preview - 2019
Advance ahead American amongst appeared Arctic Assistance August Baffin's bear boat broken called Cape Captain carried clear close coast cold course crew direction distance doubt drift Esquimaux expedition feet floe formed Franklin gale gallant gave Griffith's Island hands hard head hope icebergs Intrepid Island John journey labour land lead Lieutenant light looked mass Melville miles morning nature night northern northward officers orders pack party passed Penny piece Pioneer position quarters reached regions remained Rescue Resolute round sail season secured seen ships shore showed side sledge snow soon Sound squadron steam Straits taken thick told traces travelling turned vessels visited weather Wellington Channel westward whalers whilst wind winter
Page 36 - And now the storm-blast came, and he Was tyrannous and strong : He struck with his o'ertaking wings, And chased us south along. With sloping masts and dipping prow, As who pursued with yell and blow Still treads the shadow of his foe, And forward bends his head, The ship drove fast, loud roar'd the blast, And southward aye we fled.
Page 152 - Thy holy sacraments : and to all Thy people give Thy heavenly grace ; and especially to this congregation here present ; that with meek heart and due reverence they may hear and receive Thy holy word; truly serving Thee in holiness and righteousness all the days of their life.
Page 152 - ALMIGHTY GOD, who seest that we have no power of ourselves to help ourselves ; Keep us both outwardly in our bodies, and inwardly in our souls ; that we may be defended from all adversities which may happen to the body, and from all evil thoughts which may assault and hurt the soul ; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Page 22 - God-likeness is the human soul. The vast cathedral of NATURE is full of holy scriptures, and shapes of deep, mysterious meaning. But all is solitary and silent there: no bending knee, no uplifted eye, no lip adoring, praying. Into this vast cathedral comes the human soul, seeking its Creator; and the universal silence is changed to sound, and the sound is harmonious and has a meaning, and is comprehended and felt.
Page 151 - Thy way is in the sea, and thy paths in the great waters, and thy footsteps are not known.
Page 22 - I HEARD the trailing garments of the Night Sweep through her marble halls ! I saw her sable skirts all fringed with light From the celestial walls. I felt her presence, by its spell of might, Stoop o'er me from above ; The calm majestic presence of the Night, As of the one I love.
Page 63 - The Earl of Chatham, with his sword drawn Stood waiting for Sir Richard Strachan ; Sir Richard, longing to be at 'em, Stood waiting for the Earl of Chatham.
Page 111 - West, down amongst the coral-girded isles of the South Sea, or here where the grim North frowns on the sailor's grave, you will always find it alike ; it is the monument raised by rough hands, but affectionate hearts, over the last home of their messmate; it breathes of the quiet churchyard in some of England's many nooks, where each had formed his idea of what was due to departed worth ; and the ornaments that Nature decks herself with, even in the desolation of the Frozen Zone, were carefully culled...
Page 313 - ... a long period to become liberated from this cause alone. More was expected from our southerly drift, which still continued, and must soon carry us into a milder climate and open sea. On the 19th of May, the land about Cape Searle was made out, the first that we had seen since passing Cape "Walter...