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Страница 162 - him, because he had not received his father's permission :— ' The boy stood on the burning deck, Whence all but he had fled ; The flame that lit the battle's wreck, Shone round him o'er the dead. The flames rolled on—he would not go, Without his father's word
Страница 180 - to his cabin, and at seven o'clock wrote down the following prayer :—' 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 anyone tarnish it! and may humanity, after victory, be the predominant feature in the British fleet! For myself, individually, I
Страница 63 - to reflect that a brother's sword has been sheathed in a brother's breast, and that the once happy and peaceful plains of America are either to be drenched with blood or inhabited by slaves. Sad alternative ! But can a virtuous man hesitate in his choice ?
Страница 180 - my life to Him who made me, and may His blessing light upon my endeavours for serving my country faithfully ! To Him I resign myself and the just cause which is entrusted to me to defend. Amen! Amen! Amen!
Страница 167 - It was ten of April morn by the chime ; As they drifted on their path There was silence deep as death ; And the boldest held his breath For a time.
Страница 180 - anyone tarnish it! and may humanity, after victory, be the predominant feature in the British fleet! For myself, individually, I commend my life to Him who made me, and may His blessing light upon my endeavours for serving my country faithfully ! To Him I resign myself and the just cause which is entrusted to me to defend. Amen! Amen! Amen!
Страница 13 - I, by twenty sail attended, Did this Spanish town affright [ Nothing then its wealth defended But my orders—not to fight ! Oh ! that in this rolling ocean I had cast them with disdain, And obeyed my heart's warm motion, To have quelled the pride of Spain ! For resistance I could
Страница 180 - the Nelson touch, it was like an electric shock. Some shed tears ; all approved. 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."
Страница 185 - officers on deck to survey each other with inquiring looks, each supposing the other to be wounded. His lordship then smiled and said,—" This is too warm work, Hardy, to last long," and declared that, through all the battles he had been in, he had never witnessed more