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Count d ' Estaing , with a fleet of one hundred and twentyfive sail , men of war
and transports , and a reputed force of five - and - twenty thousand men ,
threatened Jamaica from St . Domingo . Nelson offered his services to the
Admiral and to ...
... whom they would have beaten , as against a climate , which would do the
enemy ' s work . Early in the year 1780 , five hundred men , destined for this
service , were convoyed by Nelson from Port Royal to Cape Gracias a Dios , in
30 [ 1780 .
Five months the English persisted in what may be called this war against nature ;
they then left a few men , who seemed proof against the climate , to retain the
castle till the Spaniards should choose to retake it , and make them prisoners .
During the whole five months he seldom or never quitted the ship , but carried on
the duty with strict and sullen attention . On the morning when orders were
received to prepare the Boreas for being paid off , he expressed his joy to the
On the way , five sail of the enemy were discovered off the coast of Sardinia , and
he chased them . They proved to be three forty - four gun frigates , with a corvette
of twenty - four and a brig of twelve . The Agamemnon had only three hundred ...
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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