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Count d ' Estaing , with a fleet of one hundred and twentyfive sail , men of war
and transports , and a reputed force of five - and - twenty thousand men ,
threatened Jamaica from St . Dominyo . Nelson offered his services to the
Admiral and to ...
Close to St . Fiorenzo the French had a storehouse , of flour , near their only mill :
he watched an opportunity , and landed one hundred and twenty men , who
threw the flour into the sea , burnt the mill , and re - embarked , before one
A thousand men would certainly take Bastia ; with five hundred and Agamemnon
I would attempt it . My seamen are now what British seamen ought to be - almost
invincible . They really mind shot no more than peas . ” General Dundas had not
I am all astonishment , ” said Nelson , " when I reflect on what we have achieved ;
one thousand regulars , fifteen hundred national guards , and a large party of
Corsican troops , four thousand in all , laying down their arms to twelve hundred ...
... fought by seamen , except one artillery - man to point the guns . " The climate
proved more destructive than the service ; for this was during the lion sun , as
they there call our season of the dog - days . Of two thousand men , above half
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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