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... Buonaparte begins his Career - Evacuation of Corsica - Nelson hoists his
broad Pennant in the Minerve - Action with the Sabina - Battle off Cape St .
Vincent - Nelson commands the inner Squadron at the Blockade of Cadiz - Boat
Action in ...
He held it out as a reward , that if he attended well to his navigation , he should
go in the cutter and decked long - boat , which was attached to the commanding
officer ' s ship at Chatham . Thus he became a good pilot for vessels of that ...
Young as he was , Nelson was appointed to command one of the boats which
were sent out to explore a pas . sage into the open water . It was the means of
saving a boat belonging to the Racehorse from a singular but imminent danger .
culty that the crew could prevent them from staving or upsetting her , till the
Carcass ' s boat came up ; and the walruses , finding their enemies thus
reinforced , dispersed . Young Nelson exposed himself in a more ' daring manner
. One night ...
There was but one alternative ; either to wait the event of the weather upon the
ships , or to be : take themselves to the boats . The likelihood that it might be
necessary to sacrifice the ships had been foreseen ; the boats , accordingly ,
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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