Poems, from the Danish. Selected and Illustrated with Historical Notes

General Books LLC, 2013 - 32 páginas
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1815 edition. Excerpt: ...When Captain Schrbdersee came on deck he fonnd great numbers killed and wounded. He therefore instantly called to the men in the boat to get quickly on board. It was his last effort. He was at that moment killed by a cannon ball.--Mr. Nissen, a lieutenant of the navy, who attended this gallant tar to his noble fate, next took the command; and continued to fight the ship for the remainder of the day. The engagement had now lasted upwards of three hours, without any glimpse of victory on either side. A determined perseverance animated both parties. Our line stedfastly preserved its original position, and every ship maintained its station except the Rendsborg prame, which drove ashore, her cables having been shot away at the commencement of the attack; and the Elven, a repeating sloop of war, which had sheered off a little after twelve, her masts being very materially damaged. When the British fleet first bore down upon us, the eleven gun boats retired. About two o'clock the fire from the respective fleet! abated considerably; and when the smoke somewhat cleared away, the dreadful effects of this murderous battle became strikingly visible. At two o'clock the Nyeborg prame, having her main, raizen mast, bowsprit, and foretop-mast shot away, and the captain perceiving her almost ready to sink, ordered the cables to be cat, and the foresail to be set, that they might steer for the inner roads. As he passed the line he found the Aggershuus, a Vessel of the same description, in the most miserable plight, her masts having all gone by the board, and the hull on the eve of sinking. Captain Rothe showed himself a tnie seaman, who not only resolutely meets his own dangers, but also cheerfully shares in those of others. He fastened a cable from his...

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