Arctic Rovings: Or, The Adventures of a New Bedford Boy on Sea and Land

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A. Tompkins, 1861 - 171 pagine
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The journal of a teenage boy aboard a whaling vessel, relating his winter in Siberia and numerous other adventures.
 

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Pagina 40 - As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country.
Pagina 76 - Oft in the stilly night Ere slumber's chain has bound me, Fond Memory brings the light Of other days around me : The smiles, the tears Of boyhood's years, The words of love then spoken ; The eyes that shone, Now dimm'd and gone, The cheerful hearts now broken ! Thus in the stilly night Ere slumber's chain has bound me, Sad Memory brings the light Of other days around me.
Pagina 116 - ... despotic rule, however, of the king was so irritating and oppressive that many of them sought homes of greater freedom in the inhospitable islands of the northern seas. Among the rest, Iceland, having been discovered a short time before, was colonized by them. This event occurred about the year 874. Notwithstanding the severity of the climate and the sterility of * the soil, the colony rapidly increased in numbers and wealth, and an active commerce sprung up with the mother country, and was successfully...
Pagina 11 - ... put your trust in Him he will never leave you nor forsake you. May lie who " holds the waters in the hollow of his hand...

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