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The men behaved excellently well , like true British seamen ; they seemed
feconciled : to the thought of leaving the ships , and had full confidence in their
officers . About noon , the ice appea , ed rather more open near the vessels ; and
as the ...
Nelson ' s advice was , that it should instantly be carried by assault : but Nelson
was not the commander ; and it was thought proper to observe all the formalities
of a siege . Ten days were wasted before this could be commenced : it was a ...
Nelson feared she would drive on the Goodwin Sands : he ran to the beach ; but
even the Deal boatmen thought it impossible to get on board , such was the
violence of the storm . At length , some of the most intrepid offered to make the ...
The frigate alone continued warily to pursue him ; but as soon as he perceived
that his enemy was unsupported , he shortened sail , and hove to : upon which
the Frenchman thought it advisable to give over the pursuit , and sail in quest of
This second attachment appears to have been less ardent than the first ; for ,
upon weighing the evils of a straitened income to a married man , he thought it
better to leave France , assigning to his friends something in his accounts as the
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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