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While the Badger was lying in Montego Bay , Jamaica , the Glasgow of twenty
guns came in and anchored there , and in two hours was in flames , the steward
having set fire to her while stealing rum out of the after - hold . Her crew were ...
They poured in troops ; dressed a part of them like the people of the country , by
which means they deceived and destroyed many of the patriots ; cut down the
standing corn , the vines , and the olives ; set fire to the villages , and hung all the
The Corsicans stopped : but Gaffori stood at their head , and ordered them to
continue the fire . Providentially , the child escaped , and lived to relate , with
becoming feeling , a fact so honourable to his father . That father conducted the
affairs of ...
It had been Nelson ' s intention not to fire before he touched her stern ; but seeing
how impossible it was that he should be supported , and how certainly the
Agamemnon must be severely cut up , if her masts were disabled , he altered his
having saved their ship , hauled close to the wind , and opened upon him a
distant and ineffectual fire . Only seven of the Agamemnon ' s men were hurt - a
thing which Nelson himself remarked as wonderful : her sails and rigging were
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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