Narrative of Discovery and Adventure in the Polar Seas and Regions: With Illustrations of Their Climate, Geology, and Natural History, and an Account of the Whale-fishery

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Harper & Brothers, 1836 - 373页
 

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第62页 - And if it be right and equity to shew such humanity towards all men, doubtless the same ought chiefly to be shewed to merchants, who, wandering about the world, search both the land and the sea, to carry such good and profitable things as are found in their countries, to remote regions and kingdoms...
第41页 - The bear on seeing his intended prey, gets quietly into the water, and swims until to leeward of him, from whence, by frequent short dives he silently makes his approaches, and so arranges his distance, that at the last dive he comes to the spot where the seal is lying. If the poor animal attempts to escape by rolling into the water, he falls into the bear's clutches ; if on the contrary he lies still, his destroyer makes a powerful spring, kills him on the ice, and devours him at leisure.
第41页 - A she-bear, with her two cubs, being pursued by some sailors across a field of ice, and finding that, neither by example, nor by a peculiar voice and action, she could urge them to the requisite speed, applied her paws and pitched them alternately forward. The little creatures...
第176页 - I have passed an evening not only with comfort, but with extreme gratification ; for with the women working and singing, their husbands quietly mending their lines, the children playing before the door, and the pot boiling over the blaze of a cheerful lamp...
第41页 - ... from whence, by frequent short dives, he silently makes his approaches, and so arranges his distance, that at the last dive he comes to the spot where the seal is lying. If the poor animal attempts to escape by rolling into the water, he falls into the paws of his enemy ; if, on the contrary, he lies still, his destroyer makes a powerful spring, kills him on the ice, and devours him at leisure.
第1页 - The ice which obstructs the navigation of the Arctic seas, consists of two very different kinds ; the one produced by the congelation of fresh, and the other by that of salt water. In those inhospitable tracts, the snow which annually falls on the . , islands or continents, being again dissolved by the progress of the summer's- heat, pours forth numerous rflls and limpid streams, which collect along the indented shores, and in the deep bay* enclosed by precipitous rocks.
第137页 - You shall swear truth to God, your Prince, and Country; you shall do nothing but to the glory of God and the good of the action in hand, and harm to no man.
第114页 - English apparel), he was upon the sudden much amazed thereat; and beholding advisedly the same with silence a good while, as though he would...
第62页 - Forasmuch as the great and Almighty God hath given unto mankind above all living creatures, such an heart and desire, that every man desireth to join friendship with other, to love and be loved, also to give and receive mutual benefits...

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