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Another day passed , and there seemed no probability of getting the ships out ,
without a strong E. or N. E. wind . The season was far advanced , and every hour
lessened the chance of extricating themselves . Young as he was , Nelson was ...
Soon after his return , on the 8th of April , 1777 , he passed his examination for a
lieutenancy . Capt . Suckling sat at the head of the board ; and , when the
examination had ended , in a manner highly honourable to Nelson , rose from his
He had ordered his hammock to be slung under some trees , being excessively
fatigued , and was sleeping when a monitory lizard passed across his face . The
Indians happily observed the reptile , and , knowing what it indicated , awoke him
... French got into Puerto Cabello on the coast of Venezuela . Nelson was
cruizing between that port and La Guayra , under French colours , for the purpose
of obtaining information ; when a king's launch , belonging to the Spaniards ,
After going through this ceremony , he dined with his friend Davison , at Lincoln's
Inn . As soon as he entered the chambers , he threw off what he called his iron -
bound coat ; and putting himself at ease in a dressing - gown , passed 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