The Naval Chronicle, Volume 1
James Stanier Clarke, Stephen Jones, John Jones
J. Gold, 1799 - Naval art and science
Contains a general and biographical history of the Royal Navy of the United Kingdom, with a variety of original papers on nautical subjects, under the guidance of several literary and professional men.
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Page 468 - Whatever is fitted in any sort to excite the ideas of pain and danger, that is to say, whatever is in any sort terrible, or is conversant about terrible objects, or operates in a manner analogous to terror, is a source of the sublime; that is, it is productive of the strongest emotion which the mind is capable of feeling.
Page 74 - Self-flatter'd, unexperienc'd, high in hope, When young, with sanguine cheer and streamers gay. We cut our cable, launch into the world, And fondly dream each wind and star our friend: All in some darling enterprise embark'd; But where is he can fathom its event?
Page 231 - ... owing to the reefs and broken water, which then appeared in its neighborhood. Mr. Gray stated that he had been several days attempting to enter it, which at length he was unable to effect, in consequence of a very strong outset. This is a phenomenon difficult to account for, as...
Page 500 - Uplift their shadowing heads, and, at their feet, Scarce hear the surge that has for ages beat, Sure many a lonely wanderer has stood, And, whilst the lifted murmur met his ear, And o'er the distant billows the still Eve Sailed slow, has thought of all his heart must leave Tomorrow...
Page 53 - Shoals), flanked by numerous gunboats, four frigates, and a battery of guns and mortars on an Island in their Van ; but nothing could withstand the Squadron your Lordship did me the honour to place under my command.
Page 74 - With all their wishes freighted ! Yet ev'n these, Freighted with all their wishes, soon complain ; Free from misfortune, not from nature free, They still are men ; and when is man secure ? As fatal time, as storm ! the rush of years Beats down their strength...
Page 406 - America has been carried into effect will remove every doubt, and set aside every opinion of a north-west passage, or any water communication navigable for shipping, existing between the North Pacific and the interior of the American continent, within the limits of our researches.
Page 209 - Well, good night. If you do meet Horatio and Marcellus, The rivals of my watch, bid them make haste.
Page 50 - During the whole pursuit, it had been Nelson's practice, whenever circumstances would permit, to have his captains on board the Vanguard, and explain to them his own ideas of the different and best modes of attack, and such plans as he proposed to execute, on falling in with the enemy, whatever their situation might be.