Lives of the British Admirals: Containing Also a New and Accurate Naval History, from the Earliest Periods, Volume 8

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C. J. Barrinton, 1817 - Great Britain
 

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Page 87 - It was soon perceived upon examination that the wound was mortal. This, however, was concealed from all except Captain Hardy, the chaplain, and the medical attendants. He himself being certain, from the sensation in his back and the gush of blood he felt momently within his breast, that no human care could avail him, insisted that the surgeon should leave him, and attend to those to whom he might be useful; "for," said he, "you can do nothing for me.
Page 86 - A ball fired from her mizentop, which, in the then situation of the two vessels, was not more than fifteen yards from that part of the deck where he was standing, struck the epaulette on his left shoulder, about a quarter after one, just in the heat of action.
Page 89 - 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'. Hardy stood over him in silence for a moment or two, then knelt again and kissed his forehead. 'Who is that?' said Nelson; and being informed, he replied, 'God bless you, Hardy'.
Page 83 - That officer answered, that considering the handsome way in which battle was offered by the enemy, their apparent determination for a fair trial of strength, and the situation of the land, he thought it, would be a glorious result if fourteen were captured. He replied: "I shall not be satisfied with less than twenty.
Page 142 - O spare me a little, that I may recover my strength : before I go hence, and be no more seen.
Page 297 - I have the honour to acquaint you, for the information of my Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, that at 5 o'clock PM on the 6th of August last, in latitude 24 44
Page 88 - By this time all feeling below the breast was gone, and Nelson having made the surgeon ascertain this, said to him, " You know I am gone. I know it. I feel something rising in my breast," putting his hand on his left side,
Page 142 - Behold, Thou hast made my days as it were a span long, and mine age is even as nothing in respect of Thee ; and verily every man living is altogether vanity.
Page 306 - Frigate Constitution, off St. Salvador, December 31, 1812. " SlBi " Jt is with deep regret that 1 write you, for the information of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, that His Majesty's ship Java...
Page 87 - ' I hope not," cried Hardy. "Yes," he replied, "my backbone is shot through." Yet even now, not for a moment losing his presence of mind, he observed, as they were carrying him down the ladder, that the...

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