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But let him come , and the first time we go into ac . tion , a cannon - ball may
knock off his head , and provide for him at once . ” It is manifest from these words ,
that Horatio was not the boy whom his uncle would have chosen to bring up in
... for a lieutenancy . Captain Suckling sat at the head of the board ; and when the
examination had ended , in a manner highly honourable to Nelson , rose from his
seat , and introduced him to the examining captains as his nephew ...
Nelson , at the head of a few of his seamen , leaped upon the beach . The ground
upon which he sprung was so muddy , that he had some difficulty in extricating
himself , and lost his shves : barefooted , however , he advanced , and , in his ...
If he perceived that a boy was afraid at first going aloft , he would say to him in a
friendly manner : “ Well , sir , I am going a race to the mast head , and beg that I
may meet you there . " The poor little fellow instantly began to climb , and got up ...
... morning I have had six pails of salt water poured upon my head , and instead
of finding what seamen say to be true , it goes on so contrary to the prescription ,
that you must , perhaps , see me before the fixed time . " More frequently his ...
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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