Tales of the Wars; Or, Naval and Military Chronicle: To which is Prefixed, A Memoir of the Early Life and Services of William the Fourth, with an Authentic Portrait of His Majesty, Volume 1

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W.M. Clark, 1836 - Great Britain

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Page 340 - All thoughts, all passions, all delights, Whatever stirs this mortal frame, All are but ministers of Love, And feed his sacred flame. Oft in my waking dreams do I Live o'er again that happy hour, When midway on the mount I lay, Beside the ruined tower.
Page 4 - I have called two or three of our fresh ships round, and have no doubt of giving them a drubbing." " I hope," said Nelson, " none of our ships have struck." Hardy answered,
Page 4 - Hardy observed that he hoped Mr. Beatty could yet hold out some prospect of life. " Oh no ! " he replied, " it is impossible ; my back is shot through. Beatty will tell you so.
Page 190 - The moment he perceived the position of the French that intuitive genius with which Nelson was endowed displayed itself, and it instantly struck him that where there was room for an enemy's ship to swing there was room for one of ours to anchor. The plan which he intended to pursue, therefore, was to keep entirely on the outer side of the French line, and station his ships, as far as he was able, one on the outer bow, and another on the outer quarter, of each of the enemy's. This...
Page 20 - The death of Nelson was felt in England as something more than a public calamity: men started at the intelligence, and turned pale, as if they had heard of the loss of a dear friend. An object of our admiration and affection, of our pride and of our hopes, was suddenly taken from us; and it seemed as if we had never, till then, known how deeply we loved and reverenced him.
Page 194 - L'Orient, that when you have finished your military career in this world, you may be buried in one of your trophies. But that that period may be far distant is the earnest wish of your sincere friend, Benjamin Hallowell.
Page 4 - And upon Beatty's inquiring whether his pain was very great ? he replied, " So great, that he wished he was dead. Yet," said he, in a lower voice, " one would like to live a little longer, too...
Page 194 - ... between a disabled ship on the dexter, and a ruinous battery on the sinister, all proper ; and for his crest, on a naval crown or, the chelengk, or plume, presented to him by the Turk, with the motto...
Page 3 - ... nothing which surpassed the cool courage of his crew on this occasion. At four minutes after twelve, she opened her fire from both sides of her deck. It was not possible to break the enemy's line without running on board one of their ships : Hardy informed him of this, and asked him which he would prefer. Nelson replied, " Take your choice, Hardy, it does not signify much.
Page 37 - AMONG the liberal donations of our countrymen to the fund for the relief of the widows and orphans of the brave men who fell in the...

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