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... by which Horatio was chiefly actuated ; and did not oppose his resolution : he
understood also the boy's character , and had always said , that in whatever
station he might be placed , he would climb , if possible , to the very top of the tree
Locker , however , who had perceived the excellent qualities of Nelson , and
formed a friendship for him , which continued during his life , recommended him
warmly to Sir Peter Parker , then commander - in - chief upon that station .
During her first cruize on that station , the Albemarle captured a fishing schooner ,
which contained , in her cargo , nearly all the property that her master possessed
, and the poor fellow had a large family at home , anxiously expecting him .
At Quebec Nelson became acquainted with Alexander Davison ; by whose
interference he was prevented from making what would have been called an
imprudent marriage . The Albemarle was about to leave the station , her captain
On his arrival at Sandy Hook , he waited on the commander - in - chief , Admiral
Digby , who told him he was come on a fine station for making prize - money . “
Yes , sir , ” Nelson made answer ; “ but the West Indies is the station for honour .
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