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Early on a cold and dark spring morning Mr. Nelson's servant arrived at this
school , at North Walsham , with the expected summons for Horatio to join his
ship . The parting from his brother William , who had been for so many years his ...
This was considered as too inactive a life for a boy , and Nelson was therefore
sent a voyage to the West Indies in a merchant ship , commanded by Mr. John
Rathbone , an excellent seaman , who had served as master's mate under Capt .
Nelson had not been many months on board the Triumph , when his love of
enterprise was excited by hearing that two ships were fitting out for a voyage of
discovery toward the North Pole . In consequence of the difficulties which were ...
18 ° 48 ' E. among the islands and in the ice , with no appearance of an opening
for the ships . The weather was exceedingly fine , mild , and unusually clear .
Here they were becalmed in a large bay , with three apparent openings between
A day of thick fog followed : it was succeeded by clear weather ; but the passage
by which the ships had entered from the westward was closed , and no open
water was in sight , either in that or any other quarter . By the pilots ' advice 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