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... E . wind . The season was far advanced , and every hour lessened the chance
of extricating themselves . Young as he was , Nelson was appointed to command
one of the boats which were sent out to explore a passage into the open water .
also , that upon the island they had had a fresh east wind . This intelligence
considerably abated the hopes of the crew ; for where they lay it had been almost
calm , and their main dependence had been upon the effect of an easterly wind
On the morrow the wind sprang up to the N . N . E . All sail was set , and the ships
forced their way through a great deal of very heavy ice . They frequently struck ,
and with such force , that one stroke broke the shank of the Racehorse ' s best ...
Still he always insisted that her first owners , the French , had taught her to run
away , as she was never a good sailer , except when going directly before the
wind . · On their return to the Downs , while he was ashore visiting the senior
By this time the enemy was almost silenced , when a favourable change of wind
enabled her to get out of reach of the Agamemnon ' s guns ; and that ship had
received so much damage in the rigging , that she could not follow her ...
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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