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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 ...
Close to St. Fiorenzo the French had a storehouse of flour , near their only mill :
he watched an opportunity , and landed one hundred and twenty men , who
threw the flour into the sea , burnt the mill , and re - embarked before one
Lord Hood submitted to General Dundas , who commanded the land forces , a
plan for the reduction of this place : the general declined cooperating , thinking
the attempt impracticable , without a reinforcement of two thousand men , which
A thousand men would certainly take Bastia ; with five hundred and Agamemnon
I would attempt it . My seamen are now what British seamen ought to be —
almost invincible . They really mind shot no more than peas . ” General Dundas
I am all astonishment , ” said Nelson , “ when I reflect on what we have achieved ;
one thousand regulars , fifteen hundred national guards , and a large party of
Corsican troops , four thousand in all , laying down their arms to twelve 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