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... and was returning from a country , in which all things were to him new and
interesting , with a body broken down by sickness , and spirits which had sunk
with his strength . Long afterward , when the name of Nelson was known as
widely as ...
No opportunity , indeed , had yet been given him of distinguishing himself ; but he
was thoroughly master of his profession , and his zeal and ability were
acknowledged wherever he was known . Count d ' Estaing , with a fleet of one
... consequences than any which has ever yet been effected by human power .
Lord George Germaine , at that time secretary of state for the American
department , approved the plan : and as discontents at that time were known to
prevail in the ...
... and lost his shoes : barefooted , however , he advanced , and , in his own
phrase , boarded the battery . In this resolute at . tempt he was bravely supported
by Despard , at that time a captain in the army , afterward unhappily known for his
His professional merit was already well known : and Lord Hood , on introducing
him to Prince William Henry , as the Duke of Clarence was then called , told the
prince , if he wished to ask any questions respecting naval tactics , Captain
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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