The Life of Nelson, the Embodiment of the Sea Power of Great Britain, Volume 2

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Little, Brown and Company, 1897
 

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Pagina 381 - 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 321 - I was, but he entered at once into conversation with me, if I can call it conversation, for it was almost all on his side and all about himself, and in, really, a style so vain and so silly as to surprise and almost disgust me. I suppose something that I happened to say may have made him guess that I was somebody, and he went out of the room for a moment, I have no doubt to ask the office-keeper who I was, for when he came back he...
Pagina 146 - I have done all in my power for you, and if dead, you will find I have done the same; therefore my only wish is, to be left to myself: and wishing you every happiness, believe that I am, your affectionate Nelson and Bronte.
Pagina 376 - 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 342 - Line of Battle in variable winds, thick weather, and other circumstances which must occur, without such a loss of time that the opportunity would probably be lost of bringing the Enemy to Battle in such a manner as to make the business decisive, I have therefore made up my mind to keep the Fleet in that position of sailing (with the exception of the First and Second in Command), that the Order of Sailing is to be the Order of Battle...
Pagina 92 - 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 392 - I have called two or three of our fresh ships round, and have no doubt of giving them a drubbing." "I hope," said Nelson, "none of our ships have struck ? ' ' Hardy answered, '
Pagina 383 - Mr Pasco, I wish to say to the Fleet, 'England confides that every man will do his duty,' and he added, 'You must be quick for I have one more to make which is for Close Action.
Pagina 90 - 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 395 - Take care of my dear Lady Hamilton, Hardy; take care of poor Lady Hamilton. Kiss me, Hardy,

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