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The Life of Nelson: The Embodiment of the Sea Power of Great Britain
Alfred Thayer Mahan
Volledige weergave - 1899
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Pagina 694 - 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.
Pagina 352 - To obey orders is all perfection. To serve my king, and to destroy the French, I consider as the great order of all, from which little ones spring; and if one of these militate against it (for who can tell exactly at a distance ?) I go back and obey the great order and object, to down — down with the damned French villains!
Pagina 483 - Well,' said he as he left the Elephant, ' I have fought contrary to orders, and I shall perhaps be hanged ! Never mind, let them...
Pagina 722 - The whole impression of the British Fleet must be to overpower from two or three Ships a-head of their Commanderin-Chief, supposed to be in the Centre, to the Rear of their Fleet.
Pagina 728 - Could I have rewarded these services, I would not now call upon my country; but as that has not been in my power, I leave Emma Lady Hamilton therefore a legacy to my King and country, that they will give her an ample provision to maintain her rank in life.
Pagina 481 - 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.
Pagina 212 - Much as I shall rejoice to see England, I lament our present orders in sackcloth and ashes, so dishonourable to the dignity of England, whose (fleets are equal to meet the world in arms : and of all the fleets I ever saw, I never beheld one in point of officers and men equal to Sir John Jervis's, who is a commander-in-chief able to lead them to glory.
Pagina 327 - It is remarkable that, though coarse and ungraceful in common life, she becomes highly graceful, and even beautiful, during this performance. It is also singular that, in spite of the accuracy of her imitation of the finest ancient draperies, her usual dress is tasteless, vulgar, loaded, and unbecoming.
Pagina 86 - THERE are three things, young gentleman," said Nelson to one of his Midshipmen, "which you are constantly to bear in mind. First, you must always implicitly obey orders, without attempting to form any opinion of your own respecting their propriety. Secondly, you must consider every man your enemy who speaks ill of your king ; and, thirdly, you must hate a Frenchman as you do the devil.