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On the next day the ice closed upon them , and no opening was to be seen any
where , except a hole or lake , as it might be called , about a mile and half in
circumference , where the ships lay fast to the ice with their ice anchors . They
... was immediately made : Nelson ' s comrade called upon him to obey it , but in
vain ; his musket had flashed in the pan ; their ammunition was expended ; and a
chasm in the ice , which divided him from the bear , probably preserved his life .
The next day they anchored in Smeerenberg harbour , close to that island of
which the westernmost point is called Hakluyt ' s Headland , in honour of the
great promoter and compiler of our English voyages of discovery . Here they
remained a ...
Large bodies of ice , called icebergs , filled up the valleys between high
mountains , so dark , as , when contrasted with the snow , to appear black . The
colour of the ice was of a lively light green . Opposite to the place where they
fixed their ...
On the 9th of April they reached an island in the river , called St . Bartolomeo ,
which the Spaniards had fortified , as an outpost , with a small semicircular
battery , mounting nine or ten swivels , and manned with sixteen or eighteen men
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Southey is perhaps best known as the friend of Wordsworth and Coleridge in their early "Lake Poet" days who wrote some often denigrated but in my experience readable verse fantasies (the Curse of ... Прочетете пълната рецензия