Memoir of the Life and Services of Vice Admiral Sir Jahleel Brenton, Baronet, K.C.B. (Google eBook)

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Henry Raikes
Hatchard and Son, 1846 - Admirals - 652 pages
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Page 210 - It was ordained for the mutual society, help, and comfort, that the one ought to have of the other, both in prosperity and adversity.
Page 264 - What can preserve my life ? or what destroy? An angel's arm can't snatch me from the grave ; Legions of angels can't confine me there.
Page 116 - Point; and at eight, I bore up with the squadron, to stand after them : his Majesty's ship Superb, being stationed a-head of the Caesar, I directed Captain Keats to make sail, and attack the sternmost ships, in the enemy's rear; using his endeavours to keep in shore of them. At eleven, the Superb opened her fire close to the enemy's ships ; and, on the Caesar's coming...
Page 108 - Captains Darby and Ferris, owing to light winds were prevented, for a considerable time from coming into action; at length, the Hannibal getting a breeze, Captain Ferris had the most favourable prospect of being alongside one of the enemy's ships, when the Hannibal unfortunately took the ground, and I am extremely concerned to acquaint their...
Page 26 - For we have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear, but we have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father ; the Spirit itself bearing witness with our spirit that we are the children of God.
Page 478 - Of things impossible! (could sleep do more?) Of joys perpetual in perpetual change! Of stable pleasures on the tossing wave! Eternal sunshine in the storms of life! How richly were my noontide trances hung With gorgeous tapestries of pictured joys! Joy behind joy, in endless perspective! Till at Death's toll, whose restless iron tongue Calls daily for his millions at a meal, Starting I woke, and found myself undone.
Page 222 - ... covered with vermin. Not a single prisoner was allowed to go out into the town, and even the interpreter was accompanied by a gendarme. It was almost impossible for any of them to get anything from their friends, for there was no one to receive it for them ; and the little that did come was subjected to a deduction of five per cent, by the marechal des logis.
Page 115 - It has pleased the Almighty to crown the exertions of this squadron with the most decisive success over the enemies of their country. " The three French line of battle ships, disabled in the action of the 6th instant, oft...
Page 117 - Audacious had not the good fortune to partake of this action, I have no doubt of their exertion, had they come up in time to close with the enemy's ships.
Page 116 - Caesar passed to close with the ship engaged by the Superb, but by the cool and determined fire kept upon her, which must ever reflect the highest credit on that ship, the enemy's ship was completely silenced, and soon after hauled down her colours.

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