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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. Domingo . Nelson offered his services to the Admiral and to ...
Early in the year 1780 , five hundred men , destined for this service , were
convoyed by Nelson from Port Royal to Cape Gracias a Dios , in Honduras . Not
à native was to be seen when they landed : they had been taught that the English
... or left for beasts of prey , and for the gallinazos— those dreadful carrion birds ,
which do not always wait for death before they begin their work . Five months the
English persisted in what may be called this war against nature ; they then left a ...
During the whole five months he seldom or never quitted the ship , but carried on
the duty with strict and sullen attention . On the morning when orders were
received to prepare the Boreas for being paid off , he expressed his joy to the
On the way , five sail of the enemy were discovered off the coast of Sardinia , and
he chased them . They proved to be three forty - four gun frigates , with a corvette
of twenty - four , and a brig of twelve . The Agamemnon had only three hundred ...
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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