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When a mere child , he strayed a bird ' s - nesting from his grandmother ' s house
in company with a cow - boy : the dinner hour elapsed ; he was absent , and
could not be found ; and the alarm of the family became very great , for they ...
The season was far advanced , and every hour lessened the chance of
extricating themselves . Young as he was , Nelson was appointed to command
one of the boats which were sent out to explore a passage into the open water . It
was the ...
A running fight of three hours ensued ; during which the other ships , which were
at some distance , made all speed to come ... and get the wine up for the people ,
with some bread , for it may be half an hour good before we are again in action .
Upon this , Captain Sutton , of the Egmont , pulling out his watch , gave them a
quarter of an hour to deliberate upon their answer . In five minutes after the
expiration of that time , the ships , he said , would open their fire . Upon this the
citadel , an hour only after the British had spiked the guns , and evacuated it .
Nelson embarked at daybreak , being the last person who left the shore ; having
thus , as he said , seen the first and the last of Corsica . Provoked at the conduct
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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