James and Mary Ford, eds. Every Day in the Year. 1902.

June 11

Sir John Franklin

By Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809–1892)

  • The Arctic explorer. These lines are on his monument in Westminster Abbey. He died in the Polar regions on June 11.

  • NOT here! the white North has thy bones; and thou

    Heroic sailor-soul,

    Art passing on thine happier voyage now

    Toward no earthly pole.