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... yet he had already given proofs of that resolute heart and nobleness of mind ,
which , during his whole career of labour and of glory , so eminently
distinguished him . When a mere child , he strayed a bird ' s - nesting from his
grandmother ' s ...
... their ammunition was expended ; and a chasm in the ice , which divided him
from the bear , probably preserved his life . “ Never mind , ” he cried ; “ do but let
me get a blow at this devil with the butt - end of my musket , and we shall have
My mind was staggered with a view of the difficulties I had to surmount , and the
little interest I possessed . I could discover no means of reaching the object of my
ambition . After a long and gloomy reverie , in which I almost wished myself ...
He knew to what the previous state of dejection was to be attributed ; that an
enfeebled body , and a mind depressed , had cast this shade over his soul : but
he always seemed willing to believe , that the sunshine which succeeded , bore
with it ...
water , when Nelson came up in his boats , made them throw their powder
overboard , and point their guns upward : and , by his presence of mind and
personal exertions , prevented the loss of life which would otherwise have
ensued . On the ...
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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