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Between three and four in the morning the weather cleared , and the two
adventurers were seen , at a considerable distance from the ship , attacking a
huge bear , The signal for them to return was immediately made : Nelson ' s
... it may be half an hour good before we are again in action . " But when the
French came up , their comrade made signals of distress , and they all hoisted
out their boats to go to her assistance , leaving the Agamemnon 62 LIFE OF
Lord Hood ' s thanks to him , both public and private , were , as he himself said ,
the handsomest which man could give : but his signal merits were not so
mentioned in the despatches as to make them sufficiently known to the nation ,
nor to ...
On getting round , he saw that the Sans - Culottes , which had wore , with many of
the enemy ' s ships , 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 .
He was now directed to shift his broad pennant on board the Captain , seventy -
four , Captain R . W . Miller ; and , besore sunset , the signal was made to prepare
for action , and to keep , during the night , in close order . At daybreak 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