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... and at the same time it will give the juvenile reader more practical instruction in
natural history , economy , and the means of contriving and helping one ' s self ,
than many books of the very best pretensions in the department of instruction .
His uncle received him on board the Triumph on his return , and discovering his
dislike to the navy , took the best means of reconciling him to it . He held it out as
a reward , that if he attended well to his navigation , he should go in the cutter ...
It consisted merely in fitting a tube to the ship ' s kettle , and applying a wet mop to
the surface as the vapour was passing . By these means from thirty - four to forty
gallons were produced every day . They sailed from the Nore on the 4th of June ...
It was the means of saving a boat belonging to the Racehorse from a singular but
imminent danger . Some of the officers had fired at and wounded a walrus . As no
other animal has so human - like an expression in its coun . tenance , so also ...
I could discover no means of reaching the object of my ambition . After a long and
gloomy reverie ... The state of mind in which these feelings began , is what the
mystics mean by their season of darkness and desertion . If the animal spirits fail
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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