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The men behaved excellently well , like true British seamen : they seemed
reconciled to the thought of leaving the ships , and had full confidence in their
officers . About noon , the ice appeared rather more open near the vessels ; and
as the ...
Dutch governor to meet the French officers at dinner , he seized that occasion of
assuring the French captain , that understanding it was his intention to honour the
British possessions with a visit , he had taken the earliest opportunity in his ...
Before the British fleet entered , Nelson was sent with despatches to Sir William
Hamilton , our envoy at the court of Naples . Sir William , after his first interview
with him , told Lady Hamilton he was about to introduce a little man to her , who ...
The circumstances of the times were now favourable to them ; and some British
ships , acting as allies of Sardinia , bombarded Bastia and San Fiorenzo , and
delivered them into the hands of the patriots . This service was long remembered
A thousand men would certainly take Bastia ; with five hundred and Agamemnon
I would attempt it . My seamen are now what British seamen ought to be - almost
invincible . They really mind shot no more than peas . ” General Dundas had not
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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