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... by which Horatio was chiefly actuated ; and did not oppose his resolution : he
understood also the boy ' s character , and had always said , that in whatever
station he might be placed , he would climb , if possible , to the very top of the tree
Captain Locker , however , who had perceived the excellent qualities of Nelson ,
and formed a friendship for him , which continued during his life , recommended
him warmly to Sir Peter Parker , then commanderin - chief upon that station .
During her first cruise on that station , the Albemarle captured a fishing schooner ,
which contained , in her cargo , nearly all the property that her master possessed
, and the poor fellow had a large family at home , anxiously expecting him .
to leave the station , her captain had taken leave of his friends , and was gone
down the river to the place of anchorage ; when , the next morning , as Davison
was walking on the beach , to his surprise he saw Nelson coming back in his
Lady Hughes and her family went out with him to Admiral Sir Richard Hughes ,
who commanded on that station . His ship was full of young midshipmen , of
whom there were not less than thirty on board : and happy were they whose lot it
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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