Nelson and Other Naval Studies

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Page 228 - that the flag of the thirteen United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation.
Page 24 - The second in command will in all possible things direct the movements of his line by keeping them as compact as the nature of the circumstances will admit. Captains are to look to their particular line as their rallying point. But, in case signals can neither be seen or perfectly understood, no captain can do very wrong if he places his ship alongside that of an enemy.
Page 106 - Lord," he said to the Duke of Devonshire, " I am sure that I can save this country, and that nobody else can.
Page 160 - He either fears his fate too much or his desert is small. who dares not put it to the touch and win or lose it all...
Page 17 - Nelson touch,' it was like an electric shock. Some shed tears, all approved — ' It was new — it was singular — it was simple ! ' and, from admirals downwards, it was repeated — ' It must succeed, if ever they will allow us to get at them! You are, my Lord, surrounded by friends whom you inspire with confidence.
Page 61 - Sail, are to be left to the management of the Commander-in-Chief, who will endeavour to take care that the movements of the Second in Command are as little interrupted as is possible.
Page 123 - The most triumphant death is that of a martyr ; the most awful, that of the martyred patriot ; the most splendid, that of the hero in the hour of victory ; and if the chariot and the horses of fire had been vouchsafed for Nelson's translation, he could scarcely have departed in a brighter blaze of glory.
Page 141 - My object is partly gained if we meet them. We shall find them not less than eighteen, I rather think twenty sail of the line, and therefore do not be surprised if I should not fall on them immediately. We wont part without a battle. I think they will be glad to let me alone, if I will let them alone, which I will do, either till we approach the shores of Europe, or they give me an advantage too tempting to be resisted.'"* The fleet continued standmg to the northward, but without any intelligence...
Page 224 - ... ten, when the frigate coming across our stern and pouring her broadside into us again, without our being able to bring a gun to bear on her...
Page 3 - FROM THE SEA. Nobly, nobly Cape Saint Vincent to the North-West died away ; Sunset ran, one glorious blood-red, reeking into Cadiz Bay ; Bluish 'mid the burning water, full in face Trafalgar lay ; In the dimmest North-East distance dawned Gibraltar grand and gray; " Here and here did England help me : how can I help England...

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