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Sea Fights and Land Battles: From Alfred to Victoria
Geen voorbeeld beschikbaar - 2018
action admiral admiral's afterwards Allies anchor archers arms army artillery attack battalions batteries battle Bellerophon Blenheim boats brave brigade British broadside Captain cavalry centre charge close column commanded crew crown Danube deck defeated defended division Duke Dutch Earl Edward eight enemy enemy's engaged England English English ships fell field fight fire fire-ships flag flank fleet force fought Fougueux France French ship frigate front gallant gallantly George Rodney George Rooke glorious guns Harfleur hill horse Hougomont hundred infantry instantly killed King larboard Lieutenant Lord Lord Exmouth Marlborough Meantime morning Nelson night numbers o'clock officers passed perceived Prince Prince Rupert prisoners quarter Queen Charlotte rear regiment retreat Richard Haddock river rode round round shot Roundheads Royal Russian sail seamen sent shot side signal Sir John slain soldiers soon Spaniards Spanish squadron starboard tack terrible took troops vessels victory wind wounded Yorkists
Pagina 150 - 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 227 - Nelson's column was steered about two points more to the north than Collingwood's, in order to cut off the enemy's escape into Cadiz ; the lee line, therefore, was first engaged. "See," cried Nelson, pointing to the "Royal Sovereign," as she steered right for the centre of the enemy's line, cut through it astern of the "Santa Anna," three-decker, and engaged her at the muzzle of her guns on the starboard side. "See how that noble fellow...
Pagina 369 - God's will ! I pray thee, wish not one man more. By Jove, I am not covetous for gold, Nor care I who doth feed upon my cost ; It...
Pagina 244 - 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,
Pagina 19 - From Eddystone to Berwick bounds, from Lynn to Milford Bay, That time of slumber was as bright and busy as the day ; For swift to east and swift to west the ghastly war-flame spread ; High on St. Michael's Mount it shone : it shone on Beachy Head. Far on the deep the Spaniard saw, along each southern shire, Cape beyond cape, in endless range, those twinkling points of fire.
Pagina 51 - Then, if we write not by each post, Think not we are unkind ; Nor yet conclude our ships are lost By Dutchmen or by wind ; Our tears we'll send a speedier way : The tide shall bring them twice a day.
Pagina 52 - Should foggy Opdam chance to know, Our sad and dismal story, The Dutch would scorn so weak a foe, And quit their fort at Goree : For what resistance can they find From men who've left their hearts behind? With a fa la, la la, la la.
Pagina 221 - 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 402 - ... or any kind of service, beyond the easy practice of their postures in the Artillery Garden, men had till then too cheap an estimation,) behaved themselves to wonder ; and were, in truth, the preservation of that army that day. For they stood as a bulwark and rampire to defend the rest ; and when their wings of horse were scattered and dispersed, kept their ground so steadily...