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This was considered as too inactive a life for a boy , and Nelson was therefore
sent a voyage to the West Indies in a merchant - ship , commanded by Mr . John
Rathbone , an excellent seaman , who had served as master ' s mate under Capt
The huts , which served for hospitals , were surrounded with filth , and with the
putrefying hides of slaughtered cattle - almost sufficient of themselves to have
engendered pestilence ; and when , at last , orders were given to erect a
... said Nelson to the messenger , “ is one of his Britannic Majesty ' s ships : you
are at liberty , sir , to count the guns as you go down the side : and you may
assure the Danish Admiral , that , if necessary , they shall all be well served . ”
Nelson ' s first business , after he got to London , even before he went to see his
relations , was to attempt to get the wages due to his men , for the various ships in
which they had served during the war . “ The disgust of seamen to the navy ...
He had served in the French armies ; and having afterward been noticed both by
Ripperda and Alberoni , their example , perhaps , inflamed a spirit as ambitious
and as unprincipled as their own . He employed the whole of his means in ...
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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