The Life of Nelson

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J. Long, 1905 - 384 страници

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Страница 298 - 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! For myself individually, I commit my life to Him that made me; and may His blessing alight on my endeavours for serving my country faithfully!
Страница 307 - you can do nothing for me." All that could be done was to fan him with paper, and frequently give him lemonade to alleviate his intense thirst. He was in great pain, and expressed much anxiety for the event of the action, which now began to declare itself. As often as a ship struck, the crew of the Victory hurrahed, and at every hurrah a visible expression of joy gleamed in the eyes and marked the countenance of the dying hero. But he became impatient to see...
Страница 310 - I wish I had not left the deck ; for I shall soon be gone.' Death was, indeed, rapidly approaching. He said to the chaplain : ' Doctor, I have not been a great sinner ' : and, after a short pause, ' Remember that I leave Lady Hamilton, and my daughter Horatia, as a legacy to my country.
Страница 304 - ... having gone on board the Victory to receive instructions, Nelson inquired of him where his captain was, and was told in reply that they were not upon good terms with each other. "Terms !" said Nelson "good terms with each other !
Страница 243 - French enough to comprehend what was said, though not to answer it in the same language — ' tell him we are ready at a moment ! — ready to bombard this very night ! ' The conference, however, proceeded amicably on both sides ; and as the commissioners could not agree upon this head, they broke up, leaving Nelson to settle it with the prince. A levee was held forthwith in one of the...
Страница 134 - He now ordered his dinner to be served while preparations were making for battle; and when his officers rose from table and, went to their separate stations, he said to them, " before this time tomorrow I shall have gained a peerage or Westminster Abbey.
Страница 212 - If the wind be fair," said he, "and you determine to attack the ships and Crown Islands, you must expect the natural issue of such a battle — ships crippled, and, perhaps, one or two lost ; for the wind which carries you in will most probably not bring out a crippled ship. This mode I call taking the bull by the horns. It, however, will not prevent the Revel ships, or the Swedes, from joining the Danes : and to prevent this is, in my humble opinion, a measure absolutely necessary ; and still to...
Страница 160 - What precious moments" said he, "the courts of Naples and Vienna are losing! Three months would liberate Italy! but this court is so enervated that the happy moment will be lost. I am very unwell; and their miserable conduct is not likely to cool my irritable temper. It is a country of fiddlers and poets, whores and scoundrels.
Страница 301 - I will die with them." Mr. Beatty, however, would not have been deterred by any fear of exciting his displeasure, from speaking to him himself upon a subject in which the weal of England as well as the life of Nelson was concerned, but he was ordered from the deck before he could find an opportunity. This was a point upon which Nelson's officers knew that it was hopeless to remonstrate or reason with him ; but both Blackwood, and his own captain, Hardy, represented to him how advantageous to the...
Страница 139 - Captain Peyton, in the Defence, took his station ahead of the Minotaur and engaged the Franklin, the sixth in the line ; by which judicious movement the British line remained unbroken. The Majestic, Captain Westcott, got entangled with the main rigging of one of the French ships astern of the Orient...