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He was never of a strong body ; and the ague , which at that time was one of the
most common diseases in England , had greatly reduced his strength ; yet he had
already given proofs of that resolute heart and nobleness of mind , which ...
Never mind , ” he cried ; “ do but let me get a blow at this devil with the butend of
my musket , and we shall have him . ” Capt . Lutwidge , however , seeing his
danger , fired a gun , which had the desired effect of frightening the beast ; and
Long afterwards , when the name of Nelson was known as widely as that of
England itself , he spoke of the feelings which he at this time endured . “ I felt
impressed , " said he , “ with a feeling that I should never rise in my profession .
My mind ...
My mind was staggered with a view of the difficulties I had to surmount , and the
little interest I possessed . I could discover no means of reaching the object of my
ambition . After a long and gloomy reverie , in which I almost wished myself ...
Her crew were leaping into the water , when Nelson came up in his boats , made
them throw their powder overboard , and point their guns upward : and , by his
presence of mind and personal exertions , prevented the loss of life which would
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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