Letters from High Latitudes: Being Some Account of a Voyage in 1856 in the Schooner Yacht "Foam" to Iceland, Jan Mayen, and Spitzbergen
John Murray, 1867 - 252 Seiten
Lord Dufferin served as Canada's third Governor-General 1872-1878. This book, very popular and often reprinted, served as a prototype of the comic travelogue and is probably the most famous travelogue ever written about Iceland.
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Seite 193 - ... distinguish the further mountains peeping up above its surface. The height of the precipice where it fell into the sea, I should judge to have been about 120 feet. On the left a still more extraordinary sight presented itself. A kind of baby glacier actually hung suspended half way on the hill side, like a tear in the act of rolling down the furrowed cheek of the mountain.
Seite 85 - A smooth siliceous basin, seventy-two feet in diameter and four feet deep, with a hole at the bottom as in a washing-basin on board a steamer, stood before us brimful of water just upon the simmer ; while up into the air above our heads rose a great column of vapour...