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But let him come , and the first time we go into action , a cannon - ball may knock
off his head , and provide for him at once . ” It is manifest from these words , that
Horatio was not the boy whom his uncle would have chosen to bring up in his ...
... for a lieutenancy . Captain Suckling sat at the head of the board ; and when the
examination had ended , in a manner highly honourable to Nelson , rose from his
seat , and introduced him to the examining captains as his nephew ...
Nelson , at the head of a few of his seamen , leaped upon the beach . The ground
upon which he sprung was so muddy , that he had some difficulty in extricating
himself , and lost his shoes : barefooted , however , he advanced , and , in his ...
I am going a race to the mast head , and beg that I may meet you there . " The
poor little fellow instantly began to climb , and got up how he could , - Nelson
never noticed in what manner ; but when they met in the top , spoke cheerfully to
... pails of salt water poured upon my head , and instead of finding what seamen
say to be true , it goes on so contrary to the prescription , that you must , perhaps ,
see me before the fixed time . ” More frequently his correspondence breathed a ...
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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