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Trowbridge , in the Čulloden , immediately joined , and most nobly supported him
; and for nearly an hour did the Culloden and Captain maintain what Nelson
called “ this apparently , but not really , unequal contest ; " — such was the ...
Trowbridge and Bowen , with Capt . Oldfield , of the marines , went upon this to
consult with the admiral what was to be done ; and it was ' resolved that they
should attempt to get possession of the heights above the fort . The frigates ...
Trowbridge , meantime , fortunately for his party , missed the mole in the
darkness , but pushed on shore under the batteries , close to the south end of the
citadel . Capt . Waller , of the Emerald , and two or three other boats landed at the
... s - people to summon it : this messenger never returned ; and Trowbridge ,
having waited about an hour , in painful expectation of his friends , marched to
join Captains Hood and Miller , who had effected their landing to the south - west
Trowbridge would set the town on fire , and attack the Spaniards at the point of
the bayonet . Satisfied with his success , which was indeed sufficiently complete ,
and respecting , like a brave and honourable man , the gallantry of his enemy ...
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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