Robert Southey's Life of Nelson

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Longmans, Green, and Company, 1896 - 302 pagina's
 

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Pagina 149 - It is gone, that sensibility of principle, that chastity of honour, which felt a stain like a wound, which inspired courage whilst it mitigated ferocity, which ennobled whatever it touched, and under which vice itself lost half its evil, by losing all its grossness.
Pagina 289 - 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." _JIis articulation now became difficult ; but he was distinctly heard to say, " Thank God, I have done my duty.
Pagina 148 - It is now sixteen or seventeen years since I saw the queen of France, then the dauphiness, at Versailles; and surely never lighted on this orb, which she hardly seemed to touch, a more delightful vision.
Pagina 289 - Take care of my dear Lady Hamilton, Hardy ; take care of poor Lady Hamilton. Kiss me, Hardy,' said he. Hardy knelt down and kissed his cheek, and Nelson said : ' Now I am satisfied. Thank God, I have done my duty ! ' Hardy stood over him in silence for a moment or two, then knelt again, and kissed his forehead. 'Who is that?' said Nelson ; and being informed, he replied, ' God bless you, Hardy ! ' and Hardy then left him for ever.
Pagina 288 - Hardy observed that he hoped Mr. Beatty could yet hold out some prospect of life. " Oh no ! " he replied, " it is impossible ; my back is shot through. Beatty will tell you so.
Pagina 149 - ... little did I dream that I should have lived to see such disasters fallen upon her in a nation of gallant men, in a nation of men of honour and of cavaliers. I thought ten thousand swords must have leaped from their scabbards to avenge even a look that threatened her with insult.
Pagina 41 - That a lie which is half a truth is ever the blackest of lies, That a lie which is all a lie may be met and fought with outright, But a lie which is part a truth is a harder matter to fight.
Pagina 296 - The death of Nelson was felt in England as something more than a public calamity: men started at the intelligence, and turned pale ; as if they had heard of the loss of a dear friend. An object of our admiration and affection, of our pride and of our hopes, was suddenly taken from us; and it seemed as if we had never, till then, known how deeply we loved and reverenced him.
Pagina 149 - But the age of chivalry is gone! that of sophisters, economists and calculators has succeeded; and the glory of Europe is extinguished for ever!
Pagina 285 - French ship received her with a broadside, then instantly let down her lower-deck ports, for fear of being boarded through them, and never afterwards fired a great gun during the action. Her tops, like those of all the enemy's ships, were filled with riflemen. Nelson never placed musketry in his tops; he had a strong dislike to the practice, not...

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