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Nelson offered his services to the Admiral and to Governor - general Dalling , and
was appointed to command the batteries of Fort Charles , at Port Royal . Not
more than seven thousand men could be mustered for the defence of the island ,
- a ...
... 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 .
from Port Royal to Cape Gracias a Dios , in Honduras . Not a native was to be
seen when they landed : they had been taught that the English came with no
other intent than that of enslaving them , and sending them to Jamaica . After a
He was , however , so greatly reduced by the disorder , that when they reached
Port Royal he was carried ashore in his cot ; and finding himself , after a partial
amendment , unable to retain the command of his new ship , he was compelled
Nelson was cruising between that port and La Guayra , under French colours , for
the purpose of obtaining information ; when a king ' s launch , belonging to the
Spaniards , passed near , and being hailed in French , came alongside without ...
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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