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" I hope this cruel contest will soon be closed; but should it continue, I wage no war with the fair. I acknowledge their force, and bend before it with submission. "
The Atlantic Magazine - Page 320
1824
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Commodore Paul Jones

Cyrus Townsend Brady - Admirals - 1900 - 510 pages
...of prisoners will be an act of humanity, which will afford you golden feelings on your deathbed. " I hope this cruel contest will soon be closed ; but,...ambitious of her esteem and friendship, and would do anything, consistent with my duty, to merit it. The honor of a line from your hand, in answer to this,...
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Paul Jones

Hutchins Hapgood - 1901 - 152 pages
...sacrifice my life also with cheerfulness if that forfeiture could restore peace among mankind. ... I hope this cruel contest will soon be closed ; but...their force, and bend before it with submission." Jones was probably sincere when he wrote that letter, although it is full of misstatements. He was...
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Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, Volume 40

Society of Antiquaries of Scotland - Archaeology - 1906 - 640 pages
...exchange of prisoners will be an act of humanity which will afford you golden feelings on a deathbed. I hope this cruel contest will soon be closed ; but...ambitious of her esteem and friendship, and would do anything, consistent with my duty, to merit it. " The honour of a line from your hand in answer to...
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John Paul Jones Commemoration at Annapolis, April 24, 1906

1907 - 360 pages
...enraged People. Should you fail in this, (for I am persuaded that you will attempt it; and who can resist the power of such an Advocate?) Your endeavours...continue, I wage no War with the Fair. I acknowledge their Power, and bend before it with profound Submission ; let not therefore the Aimable Countess of Selkirk...
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John Paul Jones Commemoration at Annapolis, April 24, 1906

United States. Congress. Joint Committee on Printing - Government publications - 1907 - 210 pages
...enraged People. Should you fail in this, (for I am persuaded that you will attempt it ; and who can resist the power of such an Advocate?) Your endeavours...continue, I wage no War with the Fair. I acknowledge their Power, and bend before it with profound Submission ; let not therefore the Aimable Countess of Selkirk...
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The Sailor Whom England Feared

M. Mac Dermot Crawford - 1913 - 548 pages
...exchange of prisoners will be an act of humanity which will afford you golden feelings on a death-bed. " I hope this cruel contest will soon be closed ; but should it continue, I will wage no war with the fair. I will acknowledge their force and bend before it with submission....
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John Paul Jones

Lewis Frank Tooker - Biography - 1916 - 210 pages
...exchange of prisoners will be an act of humanity, which will afford you golden feelings on your death-bed. I hope this cruel contest will soon be closed ; but,...amiable Countess of Selkirk regard me as an enemy; tarn ambitious of her esteem and friendship, and would do anything, consistent with my duty, to merit...
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John Paul Jones' Memoir of the American Revolution: Presented to King Louis ...

John Paul Jones - Biography & Autobiography - 2001 - 140 pages
...exchange of prisoners will be an act of humanity, which will afford you golden'feelings on a death'bed. I hope this cruel contest will soon be closed; but,...continue, I wage No War with the Fair. I acknowledge their power and bend before it with profound submission! Let not therefore the amiable countess of Selkirk...
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John Paul Jones and the American Navy

James C. Bradford - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2001 - 132 pages
...justly enraged people. — Should you fail in this, (for I am persuaded you will attempt it; and who can resist the power of such an Advocate?) your endeavours...continue, I wage no War with the Fair. I acknowledge their Power, and bend before it with profound Submission; let not therefore the Amiable countess of Selkirk...
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United Service Magazine and Naval Military Journal, Volume 41, Page 1

Military art and science - 1843 - 662 pages
...exchange of prisoners will be an act of humanity which will afford you golden feelings on a death-bed. " I hope this cruel contest will soon be closed; but should it continue, I węge no war with the Fair. I acknowledge their power, and bend before it with profan submission ;...
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