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He knew to what the previous state of dejection was to be attributed ; that an
enfeebled body , and a mind depressed , had cast this shade over his soul : but
he always seemed willing to believe , that the sunshine which succeeded , bore
with it ...
... private considerations must give way to it , however painful . ” “ Have you not
often heard , ” says he , in another letter , " that salt water and absence always
wash away love ? Now I am such a heretic as not to believe that article : for
If they knew of a freeman at the other end of the world , I believe they would go
thither for the mere pleasure of extirpating him . " The immediate object of the
French happened to be purely mercenary : they wanted to clear off their debt to ...
If I had had with me five hundred troops , ” he said , “ to a certainty I should have
stormed the town ; and I believe it might have been carried . Armies go so slow ,
that seamen think they never mean to get forward : but I dare say they act on a ...
... you will believe what must have been my feelings during the whole siege ,
when I had often proposals made to me to write to Lord Hood to raise it . " Those
very persons who thus advised him were rewarded for their conduct at the siege
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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