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... hand of an enemy , but by the deadly influence of the climate . Nelson himself
was saved by a timely removal . In a few days after the commencement of the
siege he was seized with the prevailing dysentery ; meantime , 34 LIFE OF
Nelson , who had many times been supposed to be consumptive when in the
West Indies , and perhaps was saved from consumption by that climate , was still
in a precarious state of health ; and the raw wet weather of one of our ungenial ...
... was under his lee - bow , and standing to leeward . The admiral , at the same
time , made the signal for the van - ships to join him . Upon this Nelson bore away
, and prepared to set all sail ; and the enemy , having saved their ship , hauled ...
having saved their ship , hauled close to the wind , and opened upon him a
distant and ineffectual fire . Only seven of the Agamemnon ' s men were hurt - a
thing which Nelson himself remarked as wonderful : her sails and rigging were
Admiral Hotham ' s action saved Corsica for the time ; but the victory had been
incomplete , and the arrival at Toulon of six sail of the line , two frigates , and two
cutters from Brest , gave the French a superiority , which , had they known how to
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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