The great battles of the British navy

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Routledge, 1872 - Great Britain - 406 pages

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Page 336 - 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!
Page 298 - Lord Nelson has been commanded to spare Denmark when she no longer resists. The line of defence which covered her shores has struck to the British flag; but if the firing is continued on the part of Denmark, he must set on fire all the prizes that he has taken, without having the power of saving the men who have so nobly defended them. The brave Danes are the brothers, and should never be the enemies of the English.
Page 29 - ... that landed, being very many in number, were notwithstanding broken, slain and taken, and so sent from village to village, coupled in halters to be shipped into England, where her Majesty, of her princely and invincible disposition disdaining to put them to death, and scorning either to retain or entertain...
Page 119 - Why, to be sure, sir, it was I who took the Fort, but I hope there was no harm in it!
Page 357 - ... but that, whether good or bad, he could always lay his head on his pillow and sink into sound sleep again. On this occasion, however, the great event announced brought with it so much to weep over, as well as to rejoice at, that he could not calm his thoughts, but at length got up, though it was three in the morning.
Page 53 - He was the first that infused that proportion of courage into the seamen, by making them see by experience, what mighty things they could do, if they were resolved ; and taught them to fight in fire as well as upon water...
Page 350 - 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. I have called two or three of our fresh ships round, and have no doubt of giving them a drubbing.
Page 216 - ... chains was Captain, BERRY, late my first Lieutenant (Captain Miller was in the very act of going also, but I directed him to remain): he was supported from our sprit-sail yard, which hooked in the mizenrigging.
Page 77 - Kirkby came on board the admiral, and told him, " He had better desist, that the French were very strong, and that from what had passed he might . guess he could make nothing of it.
Page 297 - Foley," turning to the captain, "I have only one eye, — I have a right to be blind sometimes:" — and then, putting the glass to his blind eye, in that mood of mind which sports with bitterness, he exclaimed, "I really do not see the signal!

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