The Life of Nelson

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T. Y. Crowell & Company, 1901 - 345 pagina's
 

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Pagina 324 - May the great God, whom I worship, grant to my country, and for the benefit of Europe in general, a great and glorious victory ; and may no misconduct in any one tarnish it ! And may humanity after victory be the predominant feature in the British fleet ! For myself individually, I commit my life to Him that made me ; and may His blessing alight on my endeavours for serving my country faithfully.
Pagina 331 - Scott that's gone?" and being informed that it was indeed so, exclaimed, "Poor fellow!" Presently a double-headed shot struck a party of marines who were drawn up on the poop, and killed eight of them, upon which Nelson immediately desired Captain Adair to disperse his men round the ship, that they might not suffer so much from being together.
Pagina 335 - how goes the day with us ?" " Very well," replied Hardy; " ten ships have struck, but five of the van have tacked, and show an intention to bear down upon the Victory.
Pagina 331 - bade them shake hands like Englishmen. The enemy continued to fire a gun at a time at the Victory till they saw that a shot had passed through her main-topgallant-sail ; then they opened their broadsides, aiming chiefly at her rigging, in the hope of disabling her before she could close with them. Nelson, as usual, had hoisted several flags, lest one should be shot away. The enemy showed no colors till late in the action, when they began to feel the necessity of having them to strike. For this reason...
Pagina 262 - French enough to comprehend what was said, though not to answer it in the same language ; "tell him we are ready at a moment ! Ready to bombard this very night!" The conference, however, proceeded amicably on both sides ; and as the Commissioners could not agree upon this head, they broke up, leaving Nelson to settle it with the Prince. A levee was held forthwith in one of the state rooms...
Pagina 128 - A left-handed admiral will never again be considered as useful ; therefore the sooner I get to a very humble cottage the better, and make room for a better man to serve the State.
Pagina 171 - What precious moments" said he, "the courts of Naples and Vienna are losing! Three months would liberate Italy! but this court is so enervated that the happy moment will be lost. I am very unwell; and their miserable conduct is not likely to cool my irritable temper. It is a country of fiddlers and poets, whores and scoundrels.
Pagina 316 - Friday night (Sept. 13), at halfpast ten, I drove from dear, dear Merton, where I * Songs of Trafalgar. left all which I hold dear in this world, to go to serve my king and country. May the great God, whom I adore, enable me to fulfil the expectations of my country...
Pagina 112 - disdaining the parade of taking possession of beaten enemies, most gallantly pushed up, with every sail set, to save his old friend and messmate, who...
Pagina 344 - The victory of Trafalgar was celebrated, indeed, with the usual forms of rejoicing, but they were without joy ; for such already was the glory of the British navy, through Nelson's surpassing genius, that it scarcely seemed to receive any addition from the most signal victory that ever was achieved upon the seas : and the destruction of this mighty fleet, by which all the maritime schemes of France were totally frustrated, hardly appeared to add to our security or strength ; for while Nelson was...

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