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Pagina 220 - 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...
Pagina 163 - I have only one eye — I have a right to be blind sometimes...
Pagina 234 - The most triumphant death is that of a martyr ; the most awful, that of the martyred patriot ; the most splendid, that of the hero in the hour of victory ; and if the chariot and the horses of fire had been vouchsafed for Nelson's translation, he could scarcely have departed in a brighter blaze of glory.
Pagina 242 - Secondly, the British Fleet under my command could never have returned the second time to Egypt, had not Lady Hamilton's influence with the Queen of Naples caused letters to be wrote to the Governor of Syracuse, that he was to encourage the Fleet being supplied with everything, should they put into any port in Sicily; we put into Syracuse and received every supply, went to Egypt, and destroyed the French Fleet.
Pagina 212 - Choose yourself, my lord," was his reply, "the same spirit actuates the whole profession; you cannot choose wrong." Lord Barham then desired him to say what ships and how many he would wish, in addition to the fleet which he was going to command, and said they should follow him as soon as each was ready.
Pagina 70 - disdaining the parade of taking possession of beaten enemies, most gallantly pushed up, with every sail set, to save his old friend and messmate, who was, to appearance, in a critical situation...
Pagina 86 - Nisbet. When I leave your command I become dead to the world : 'I go hence and am no more seen.' If from poor Bowen's loss you think it proper to oblige me, I rest confident you will do it. The boy is under obligations to me, but he repaid me by bringing me from the mole of Santa Cruz. I hope you will be able to give me a frigate to convey the remains of my carcase to England.
Pagina 162 - It is warm work ; and this day may be the last to any of us at a moment ; " — and then stopping short at the gangway, added with emotion — " But mark you ! I would not be elsewhere for thousands.