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... 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 ,
during his whole career of labour and of glory , so eminently distinguished him .
... nor had any person been apprized of the boy's coming . He paced the deck the
whole remainder of the day , without being noticed by any one ; and it was not till
the second day that somebody , as he expressed it , “ took compassion on him .
They sawed through pieces of ice twelve feet thick ; and this labour continued the
whole day , during which their utmost efforts did not move the ships above three
hundred yards ; while they were driven , together with the ice , far to the N. E. ...
boats , accordingly , were adapted , both in number and size , to transport , in
case of emergency , the whole crew ; and there were Dutch whalers upon the
coast , in which they could all be conveyed to Europe . As for wintering where
There was no thunder nor lightning during the whole time they were in these
latitudes . The sky was generally loaded with hard white clouds , from which it
was never entirely free even in the clearest weather . They always knew when
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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