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... cock , as if he were going to board an enemy ; and the moment a bird rose , he
let fly , without ever putting the fowling - piece to his shoulder . It is not , therefore ,
extraordinary , that his having once shot a partridge should be remembered by ...
his having once shot a partridge should be remembered by his family among the
remarkable events of his life . But his time did not pass away thus without some
vexatious cares to ruffle it . The affair of the American ships was not yet over , and
A thousand men would certainly take Bastia ; with five hundred and Agamemnon
I would attempt it . My seamen are now what British seamen ought to be - almost
invincible . They really mind shot no more than peas . ” General Dundas had not
La Combe St . Michel , the commissioner from the national convention , who was
in the city , replied in these terms to the summons of the British admiral : “ I have
hot shot for your ships , and bayonets for your troops . When two - thirds of our ...
The loss from the enemy was not great : but Nelson received a serious injury ; a
shot struck the ground near him , and drove the sand and small gravel into one of
his eyes . He spoke of it slightly at the time : writing the same day to Lord Hood ...
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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