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able afterward appeared approach arms arrived assistance began boat body cabin called captain carried coast commander companions continued course covered crew danger death deck direction discovered distance escaped extremely father fear feet fell fire five formed fortune four gave give half hands head heard hold hope immediately island keep kind land leave length less lives look loss lost manner mast means miles morning natives nearly never night o'clock obliged observed officers ourselves party passed passengers perceived persons pieces Plantain presented proceeded provisions raft reached received remained rest returned river rocks round sail sailors sand saved scarcely seemed seen seized Senegal ship shore side sight situation soon suffered taken thing thought took turned unfortunate vessel waves whole wind wood wreck
382. oldal - On seeing this we ceased firing, so that in thirty minutes after we got fairly alongside the enemy she surrendered, and had not a spar standing and her hull below and above water so shattered that a few more broadsides must have carried her down.
311. oldal - We now consulted about the course which it might be best to take — westward to India, eastward to South America, or south-westward to the Society Isles. We knew that we were at no great distance from Tahiti, but were so ignorant of the state and temper of the inhabitants, that we feared we should be devoured by cannibals, if we cast ourselves on their mercy. It was determined therefore to make for South America, which we computed to be more than two thousand miles distant. Accordingly we steered...
339. oldal - Yes, Sir, farewell, and the Lord have mercy upon us !" I then turned about to look forward at the ship ; and thought she was struggling to get rid of some of the water ; but all in vain, she was almost full below. " Almighty God ! I thank thee, that now I am leaving this world, which I have always considered as only a passage to a better, I die with a full hope of thy mercies, through the merits of Jesus Christ, thy son, our Saviour!
353. oldal - From the summit of the lofty mountain on the promontory we could see Prince Regent's Inlet, Barrow's Strait, and Lancaster Sound, which presented one impenetrable mass of ice, just as I had seen it in 1818. Here we remained in a state of anxiety and suspense which may be easier imagined than described. All our attempts to push through were...
6. oldal - ... in reading the Scriptures with the ladies, some of whom were enabled, with wonderful selfpossession, to offer to others those spiritual consolations which a firm and intelligent trust in the Redeemer of the world appeared at this awful hour to impart to their own breasts. The dignified deportment of two young ladies in particular formed a specimen of natural strength of mind, finely modified by Christian feeling, that failed not to attract the notice and admiration of every one who had an opportunity...
393. oldal - I could only look at the enemy's galleys going off in a shattered condition, for there was not a mast in either squadron that could stand to make sail on ; the lower rigging, being nearly all shot away, hung down as though it had been just placed over the mast heads.
388. oldal - The Niagara being very little injured, I determined to pass through the enemy's line, bore up and passed ahead of their two ships and a brig, giving a raking fire to them from the starboard guns, and to a large schooner and sloop, from the larboard side, at half pistol shot distance.
353. oldal - Lordships' consideration. We have, however, the consolation, that the results of this expedition have been conclusive, and to science highly important, and may be briefly comprehended in the following words : — The discovery of the Gulf of Boothia, the continent and isthmus of Boothia Felix, and a vast number of islands, rivers, and lakes ; the undeniable establishment that the north-east point of America extends to the 74th degree of north latitude ; valuable observations of every kind, but particularly...
353. oldal - ... degrees below zero, immediately took the consistency of ice ; and thus we actually became the inhabitants of an iceberg during one of the most severe winters hitherto recorded ; our sufferings, aggravated by want of bedding, clothing, and animal food, need not be dwelt upon. Mr. C. Thomas, the carpenter, was the only man who perished at this beach, but three others, besides one who had lost his foot, were reduced to the last stage of debility, and only 13 of our number were able to carry provisions...