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... and he had no prospect of ever seeing them bettered : he knew that it was the
wish of providing for himself by which Horatio was chiefly actuated ; and did not
oppose his resolution : he understood also the boy ' s character , and had always
No expedition was ever more carefully fitted out ; and the first Lord of the
Admiralty , Lord Sandwich , with a laudable solicitude , went on board himself ,
before their departure , to see that every thing had been completed to the wish of
They expressed their wonder that he had not informed them of this relationship
before ; he replied , that he did not wish the younker to be favoured ; he knew his
nephew would pass a good examination , and he had not been deceived .
... advising him to be guided by the wishes of the president of the council . There
was no danger in disregarding this , as it came unofficially , and in the form of
advice . But scarcely a month after he had shown Sir Richard Hughes the law ,
This interference produced a letter from Lord Howe , the day before the ship was
paid off , intimating a wish to see Capt . Nelson as soon as he arrived in town :
when , being pleased with his conversation , and perfectly convinced , by ...
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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