The battle of Trafalgar, a heroic poem

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Page 105 - He maketh the deep to boil like a pot: he maketh the sea like a pot of ointment. He maketh a path to shine after him ; one would think the deep to be hoary.
Page 97 - 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 94 - Shoals), flanked by numerous gunboats, four frigates, and a battery of guns and mortars...
Page 123 - I ought not to call what has happened to the ' Vanguard ' by the cold name of accident : I believe firmly it was the Almighty's goodness, to check my consummate vanity. I hope it has made me a better officer, as I feel confident it has made me a better man.
Page 97 - The reception I met with on joining the fleet caused the sweetest sensation of my life. The Officers who came on board to welcome my return, forgot my rank as Commander-in-Chief in the enthusiasm with which they greeted me. As soon as these emotions were past, I laid before them the Plan I had previously arranged for attacking the enemy; and it was not only my pleasure to find it generally approved, but clearly perceived and understood.
Page 97 - I believe my arrival was most welcome, not only to the Commander of the Fleet, but also to every individual in it; and, when I came to explain to them the 'Nelson touch.' it was like an electric shock. Some shed tears, all approved - 'It was new - it was singular - it was simple...
Page 124 - France, would have bowed their Flags; and with a very rich Prize lying by him. Figure to yourself this proud, conceited man, when the sun rose on Monday morning, his ship dismasted, his Fleet dispersed, and himself in such distress, that the meanest Frigate out of France would have been a very unwelcome guest. But it has pleased Almighty God to bring us into a safe Port, where although we are refused the rights of humanity, yet the Vanguard will in two days get to sea again, as an English Man-ofWar.
Page 116 - Th' infernal monarch rear'd his horrid head, Leap'd from his throne, lest Neptune's arm should lay His dark dominions open to the day, And pour in light on Pluto's drear abodes, Abhorr'd by men, and dreadful ev'n to gods. Such war th' immortals wage; such horrors rend The world's vast concave, when the gods contend.
Page 123 - Monday morning, when the sun rose, this proud man, his ship dismasted, his fleet dispersed, and himself in such distress, that the meanest frigate out of France would have been an unwelcome guest.
Page 116 - Tis morn, but scarce yon level sun Can pierce the war-clouds, rolling dun, Where furious Frank and fiery Hun Shout in their sulphurous canopy. The combat deepens. On, ye brave, Who rush to glory, or the grave ! Wave, Munich ! all thy banners wave, And charge with all thy chivalry.

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