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But when the French came up , their comrade made signals of distress , and they
all hoisted out their boats to go to her assistance , leaving the Agamemnon
unmolested . Nelson found Commodore Linzee at Tunis , where he had been
sent to ...
He employed the whole of his means in raising money and procuring arms : then
wrote to the leaders of the Corsican patriots , to offer them considerable
assistance , if they would erect Corsica into an independent kingdom , and elect
him king ...
When he landed among them , they were struck with his stately person , his
dignified manners , and imposing talents : they believed the magnificent
promises of foreign assistance which he held out , and elected him king
accordingly . Had his ...
The wind fell , and prevented Lord Hood from getting between them and the
shore , as he designed : boats came out from Antibes and other places , to their
assistance , and towed them within the shoals in Gourjean Roads , where they
... are at a stand for want of ships to support the Austrians in getting possession of
the sea - coast of the king of Sardinia ; and behold our admiral does not feel
himself equal to show himself , much less to give assistance in their operations .
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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