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" Conflans might have hazarded a fair battle on the open sea without any imputation of temerity ; but he thought proper to play a more artful game, though it did not succeed according to his expectation : he kept his fleet in a body, and retired close in... "
The History of England from the Invasion of Julius Caesar, to the Revolution ... - Page 371
by David Hume - 1819
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Continuation of the Complete History of England, [1748-60], Volume 3

Tobias Smollett - Great Britain - 1760
...among the moals and iflands, on which he hoped they would pay dear for their raflmefs and impetuofity, whil,e he and his officers, who were perfectly acquainted with the navigation, could either ftay, and lake advantage of the difafter, or, if hard prefled, retire through channels unknown to the...
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The History of England from the Revolution to the Death of George the Second ...

Tobias George Smollett - Great Britain - 1785
...the ftioals and iflands, on which he hoped they would pay dear for their rafiinefs and impetuofity, while he and his officers, who were perfectly acquainted with the navigation, could either ftay, and take advantage of the difafter, or, if hard prefled, retire through channels unknown to the...
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A Complete History of the Invasions of England, Including the Most Memorable ...

Great Britain - 1801 - 202 pages
...proper to play a more artful game, though it did not succeed according to his expectations. He kept his fleet in a body, and retired close in, shore, with...who were perfectly acquainted with the navigation, could-either stay, and take advantage of the disaster ; or, if hard pressed, retire through channels...
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The History of England: From the Invasion of Julius Csar, to ..., Volume 11

David Hume - Great Britain - 1810
...proper to play a more artful game, though it did not succeed according to his expectation. He kept his fleet in a body, and retired close in shore, with...the English squadron among the shoals and islands, Voi,. IV. Z on which he hoped they would pay dear for their rashness and impetuosity, while he and...
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The history of England: from the Revolution to the death of George the ...

Tobias George Smollett, David Hume - Great Britain - 1810
...proper to play a more artful game, though it did not succeed according to his expectation. He kept his fleet in a body, and retired close in shore, with...the English squadron among the shoals and islands, Vpl. IV, Z on which he hoped they would pay dear for their rashness and impetuosity, while he and his...
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The History of the Reign of George III: To the Termination of the Late War ...

Robert Bisset - Great Britain - 1810
...and arrived in Quiberon Bay, which the enemy had then reached. The French admiral retired close to shore, with a view to draw the English squadron among the shoals and islands, on which he expected they would he wrecked ; while he himself and his officers, perfectly acquainted with the navigation...
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The History of England: From the Invasion of Julius Csar, to ..., Volume 12

David Hume - Great Britain - 1810
...and arrived in Quiberon Bay, which the enemy had then reached. The French admiral retired close to shore, with a view to draw the English squadron among the shoals and islands, on which he expected they would be wrecked ; while he himself and his officers, perfectly acquainted with the navigation...
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The History of the Reign of George III to the Termination of the ..., Volume 1

Robert Bisset - Great Britain - 1816
...and arrived in Quiberon Bay, which the enemy had then reached. The French admiral retired close to shore, with a view to draw the English squadron among the shoals and islands, on which he expected they would he wrecked ; while he himself and his officers, perfectly acquainted with the navigation...
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The History of England: From the Revolution in 1688 to the Death ..., Volume 2

Tobias Smollett - Great Britain - 1836
...proper to play a more artful game, though it did not succeed according to his expectation : he kept his fleet in a body, and retired close in shore, with...through channels unknown to the British pilots. At half after two the van of the English fleet began the engagement with the rear of the enemy, in the neighborhood...
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The Life of Augustus, Viscount Keppel, Admiral of the White, and ..., Volume 1

Thomas Robert Keppel - Admirals - 1842
...trusted that our fleet, from their ignorance of the coast, would be destroyed ; while his own officers, perfectly acquainted with the navigation, could either...retire through channels unknown to the British pilots. Conflans, accordingly, put before the wind with all the sail he could carry, and steered directly for...
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