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Page 212 - An Act to explain and amend an act made in the twenty-second year of the reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, ' An Act for amending, explaining, and reducing into one Act of Parliament the laws relating to the government of His Majesty's ships, vessels, and forces by sea...
Page 262 - ... sake, as well as in justice to the prisoner, we pray your lordships, in the most earnest manner, to recommend him to his majesty's clemency.
Page 38 - This disease is likewise usually attended with a strange dejection of the spirits, and with shiverings, tremblings, and a disposition to be seized with the most dreadful terrors on the slightest accident.
Page 254 - By a strange coincidence of circumstances, it happened that there was a total change of administration between his condemnation and his death ; so that one party presided at his trial, and another at his execution : there can be no stronger proof that he was not a political...
Page 330 - When I consider the season of the year, the hard gales on the day of action, a flying enemy, the shortness of the day, and the coast they were on, I can boldly affirm that all that could possibly be done has been done.
Page 469 - We came to few places where either the art of man or nature did not afford some sort of refreshment or other, either of the animal or vegetable kind. It was my first care to procure what could be met with of either by every means in my power, and to oblige our people to make use thereof, both by my example and authority ; but the benefits arising from such refreshments soon became so obvious that I had little occasion to employ either the one or the other influence on the men.
Page 105 - Sir, he was a scoundrel and a coward: a scoundrel for charging ' a blunderbuss against religion and morality; and a coward ' because he had not resolution to fire it off himself, but left ' half-a-crown to a beggarly Scotchman to draw the trigger
Page 260 - May last, he did withdraw or keep back, and did not do his utmost to take, seize, and destroy, the ships of the French King, which it was his duty to have engaged, and to assist such of his Majesty's ships as were engaged in fight with the French ships, which it was his duty to have assisted ; and for that he did not do his utmost to relieve St. Philip's Castle, in his Majesty's island of Minorca, then besieged by the forces of the French King...