The naval history of Great Britain, from ... 1793, to ... 1820, with an account of the origin and increase of the British navy, Volume 3

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Page 520 - de se tromper. La France, l'Angleterre, par l'abus de leurs forces, peuvent long-temps encore pour le malheur de tous les peuples, en retarder l'épuisement ; mais, j'ose le dire, le sort de toutes les nations civilisées est attaché à la fin d'une guerre qui embrase le monde entier. De votre majesté, etc.
Page 106 - taken on shore ; and that he should take his prisoners out of the vessels, and burn or carry off his prizes as he should think fit: his lordship concluded with a hope, that the victory he had gained would lead to a reconciliation between the two countries. Sir Frederick Thesiger, who had returned with the danish
Page 503 - I had made up my mind to great sacrifices, for I had determined, notwithstanding his vast superiority, to stop his career, and to put it out of his power to do any further mischief. Yet do not imagine I am one of those hot-brained people who fight at immense disadvantage, without any adequate object.
Page 503 - should not fall on them immediately. We won't part without a battle. I think they will be glad to let me alone, if I will let them alone; which I will do, either till we approach the shores of Europe, or they give me an advantage too tempting to be resisted.
Page 105 - lord Nelson has been commanded to spare Denmark, when she no longer resists. The line of defence which covered her shores has struck to the british flag; but, if the firing is continued on the part of Denmark, he must set on fire all the prizes that he has taken, without having the power of saving the men who have so nobly defended them.
Page 104 - sometimes:'—and then, putting the glass to his blind eye, in that mood of mind which sports with bitterness, he exclaimed, ' I really do not see the signal.' Presently he exclaimed, ' D—n the signal ! keep mine for closer battle flying ! That's the way
Page 513 - privateer cruising off the Western Islands. But there was in this book a scrap of dirty paper, filled with figures. Nelson, immediately upon seeing it, observed that the figures were written by a Frenchman ; and, after studying this for a while, said, ' I can explain the whole. The jackets are of
Page 114 - admiral; to which the prince very happily replied, * If, my lord, I were to make all my brave officers admirals, I should have no captains or lieutenants in my service/ This heroic youth had volunteered the command of a
Page 534 - of him. If the enemy are running away, then the only signals necessary will be, to engage the enemy as arriving up with them, and the other ships to pass on for the second, third, &c.; giving, if possible, a close fire into the enemy in passing, taking care to give our ships engaged notice of your
Page 533 - and our ships would give a good account of them, should they persist in mixing with our ships. The other mode would be, to stand under an easy but commanding sail, directly for their headmost ship, so as to prevent the enemy from knowing whether I should pass

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