Memoirs of the Life of Vice-Admiral Lord Viscount Nelson, Volume 2

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Pagina 534 - Doctor, I have not been a great sinner": and after a short pause, "Remember that I leave Lady Hamilton and my daughter Horatia as a legacy to my country.
Pagina 516 - 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 anyone tarnish it; and may humanity after Victory be the predominant feature in the British Fleet.
Pagina 532 - Then, and not till then, Nelson spoke of himself. "I am a dead man, Hardy," said he; "I am going fast: — it will be all over with me soon. Come nearer to me. Let my dear Lady Hamilton have my hair, and all other things belonging to me.
Pagina 479 - The next day he anchored at Gibraltar; and on the 20th, says he, " I went on shore for the first time since June 16th, 1803 ; and from having my foot out of the Victory, two years, wanting ten days.
Pagina 467 - My good fortune, my dear Ball, seems flown away. I cannot get a fair wind, or even a side wind. Dead foul ! Dead foul ! But my mind is fully made up what to do when I leave the Straits, supposing there is no certain account of the enemy's destination.
Pagina 517 - I also leave to the beneficence of my country my adopted daughter, Horatia Nelson Thompson; and I desire she will use in future the name of Nelson only. 'These are the only favours I ask of my king and country, at this moment when I am going to fight their battle.
Pagina 534 - Take care of my dear Lady Hamilton, Hardy. Take care of poor Lady Hamilton — Kiss me, Hardy', said he. Hardy knelt down and kissed his cheek: and Nelson said, 'Now I am satisfied. Thank God I have done my duty'.
Pagina 531 - I have called two or three of our fresh ships round, and have no doubt of giving them a drubbing." "I hope," said Nelson, "none of our ships have struck ? ' ' Hardy answered, '
Pagina 521 - I can do no more. We must trust to the Great Disposer of all events, and the justice of our cause. I thank God for this great opportunity of doing my duty.
Pagina 2 - England more intrusted to you, than ever yet fell to the lot of any British officer. On your decision depends whether our country shall be degraded in the eyes of Europe, or whether she shall rear her head higher than ever...

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