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On the 11th of June , 1779 , he was made post into the Hinchinbrook , of twenty -
eight guns , an enemy ' s merchantman , sheathed with wood , which had been
taken into the service . Collingwood was then made commander into the Badger .
... the expedition delayed it till the season was too far advanced ; and the men
were thus sent to adventure themselves , not so much against an enemy , whom
they would have beaten , as against a climate , which would do the enemy ' s
... the commander ; and it was thought proper to observe all the formalities of a
siege . Ten days were wasted before this could be commenced : it was a work
more of fatigue than of danger ; but fatigue was more to be dreaded than the
... having none left to take care of them , sunk in the harbour : but transport ships
were not wanted , for the troops which they had brought were no more : they had
fallen , not by the hand of an enemy , but by the deadly influence of the climate .
The frigate alone continued warily to pursue him ; but as soon as he perceived
that his enemy was unsupported , he shortened sail , and hove to : upon which
the Frenchman thought it advisable to give over the pursuit , and sail in quest of
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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