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view with him; the particulars of were doing every thiug that could be which are nearly as follow: They effected for those unfortunate nen; sbook hands affectionately, and lord but on his lordship's several times Nelson said, “ Well, Hardy, how repeating his injunction to that purgoes the battle? how goes the day pose, he left him surrounded by with us?” “Very well, my lord," Dr. Scott, Mr. Burke, and two of replied captain Hardy: “ we have his lordship's domestics. After the got twelve or fourteen of the ene- surgeon had been absent a few mimy's ships in our possession; but nutes, attending lieutenants Pake five of their vau have tacked, and and Reeves of the marines, who shew an intention of bearing down were wounded, he was called by upon the Victory. I have there- Dr. Scott to his lordship, who said: fore called two or three of our fresh " Ah, Mr. Beatty! I have sent for ships round us, and bave no doubt you to say, what I forgot to tell you of giving them a drubbing.” “I before, that all power of motion or hope,” said his lordship, “none of feeling below my breast are gone; our ships have strack, Hardy." and you,” continued he,“ very well “ No, my lord,” replied captain know I can live but a short time." Hardy; “ there is no fear of that." The emphatic manner in which be Lord Nelson then said, “I am a pronounced these last words, left no dead man, Hardy; I am going doubt in the surgeon's miod, that he fast: it will be all over with me adverted to the case of a man who soon. Come nearer to me. Pray had some months before received a let my dear lady Hamilton have my mortal injury of the spine on boand hair, and all other things belonging the Victory, and had laboured under to me.” Mr. Burke was about to similar privations of sense and muswithdraw at the commencement of cular motion. The case had made a this conversation ; but his lordship, great impression on lord Nelson : he perceiving his intention, desired he was anxious to know the cause of would reinain. Captain Hardy ob- such symptoms, which was accordserved, that “ he hoped Mr. Bealty ingly explained to him; and he pow could yet bold out some prospect of appeared to apply the situation and life." " Oh! no," answered his fate of this man to himself. The lordship," it is impossible. My surgeon answered, “ My lord, you back is shot through. Beatty will fold me 'so before :" but he now tell you so." Captain Hardy then examined the extremities, to ascerreturned on deck, and at parting tain the fact; when his lordship shook hands with his revered friend said, “ Ah, Beatty! I am too cere and commander.
tain of it; Scott and Burke liave His lordship now requested the tried it already. You know I am surgeon, who had been previously gone." The surgeon replied: "My absent a short time attending Mr. lord, unhappily for our country, Rivers, to return to the wounded, nothing can be done for you;" and and give bis assistance to such of having made this declaration, he was them as he could be useful to; so much affected, that he turned “ for,” said he, “ you can do no- round and withdrew a few steps 10 thing for me.” The surgeon as- conceal his emotions. His lordship sured him that the assistant surgeons said: “I kuow it. I feel something
rising in my left breast," putting his swered, “ That is well, but I barIrand on bis left side, “ wbich tells gained for twenty;" and then emme I am gone." Drink was recom- phatically exclaimed, « Anchor, mended liberally, and Dr. Scott and Hardy, anchor!" To this the capMr. Burke fanned him with paper. t'ain replied: “I suppose, my lord, He often exclaimed, “ God be admiral Collingwood will now take praised, I have done my duty;" úpon himself the direction of affairs." and upon the surgeon's inquiring “ Not while I live, I hope, Hardy!" whether his pain was still very great, cried the dying chief; and at that he declared, “it coutinued so se- moment endeavoured ineffectually to vere, that he wished he was dead." raise himself from the bed. “ No,” * Yet,” said he, in a lower voice, added he ; “ do you anchor, Hardy." " one would like to live a little Captain Hardy then said: “ Sball longer, too ;” and after a pause of we make the signal, sir ?” “Yes," a few minutes, he added in the same answered his lordship : « for if I tone, “What would become of poor live, I'll anchor." The energetic lady Hamilton, if she knew my manner in which he'nttered these his situation !"
last orders to captain Hardy, accomThe surgeon, finding it impossible panied with his efforts to raise himto render bis lordship any further self, evinced his determinatiou never assistance, left him, to attend lieu- to resign the command while he retenant Bligh, Messrs. Smith and tained the exercise of his transcendWestphall, midshipmen, and some ant faculties, and that he expected seamen, recently wounded. Captain captain Hardy still to carry mto Hardy now came to the cockpit to effect the suggestions of bis exalted see his lordship a second time, mind; a seuse of his duty overwhich was after an interval of about coming the pains of death. He fifty minutes from the conclusion of then told captain Hardy,“ he felt bis first visit. Before he quitted the that in a few minutes he should be deck, he sent lieutenant Hills to ac- no more;" adding, in a low tone, yuaint admiral Collingwood with the “Don't throw me overboard, Harlamentable circumstance of lord dy." The captain answered, “Oh, Nelson's being wounded. Lord no! certainly not.” “ Then," reNelson and captain Hardy shook plied his lordship, “ you know what bands again; and while the captain to do*: and,” continued he, “take Telained his lordship’s hand, he con- care of my dear lady Hamilton, gratulated him even in the arms of Hardy ; take care of poor lady Hadeath on his brilliant victory; milton. Kiss me, Hardy." The " which," he said, “ was congplete; captain now knelt down, and kissed though he did not know how many his cheek; when his lordship said, of the enemy were captured, as it ," Now I am satisfied. Thaik, God, was impossible to perceive every I have done my duty!" Captain sbiy distinctly. He was certain, Hardy stood for a minute or two in however, of fourteen or fifteen lav- silent conten, lation: he then knelt ing surrendered," His lordship an- down again, and kissed his lordship's
* Alluding to some wishes previonsly expressed by his lordship to captain Hardy seepeating the place of his intermeut.
forehead. His lordship said, “Who bore to disturb bim ; and when he is that ?" The captain answered, had remained speechless about five “ It is Hardy ;” to which his Jord- minutes, his lordship's steward went ship replied, “ God bless you, Har- to the surgeon, who had been a dy!" After this affecting scene cap- short time occupied with the woundtain Hardy withdrew, and ieturned to ed in another part of the cockpit, the quarter deck, having spent about and stated his apprehensiqns that eight minutes in this' his last inter- his lordship was dying. The surview with his dviog friend.
geon immediately repaired to him, Lord Nelsou 'bow desired Mr. and found him on the verge of disChevalier, his steward, to turn him solution. He knelt down by his upon his right side; which being side, and took up his hand, which effected, his lordship said: “I wish was cold, and the pulse gone from the I had not left the deck, for I shall wrist. On the surgeon's feeling his 500u be gone.” He afterwards be- forehead, which was likewise cold, his came very low; his breathing was lordship opened his eyes, looked up, oppresseri, and his voice faint. He · and shut them again. The surgeon said to Dr. Scoti, “Doctor, I have not again left him, and returned to the been a great sinner;" and after a wounded who required bis assistance; short pause, “ Remember, that I leave but was not absent five minutes be lady Hamilton and my daughter Ho- fore the steward announced to him Talia, as a legacy to my country; and," that “ he believed his lordship bad added he, “never forget Horatia," expired.” The surgeon relurned, His thirst now increased; and he and found that the report was but called for “ Drink, drink," « Fan, too well founded. His lordship had fan," and “Rub, rub:” addressing breathed his last at thirty minutes himself in the last case to Dr. Scoil, past four o'clock; at which period who liad been rubbing bis lordship's Dr. Scott was in the act of rubbing breast with his hand, from which he his lordship's breast, and Mr. Burke found sonje relief. These words he supporting the bed under his shoulspoke in a very rapid manger, which ders. rendered his articulation difficult: From the time of his lordship's but he every now and then, with evi- being wounded till bis death, a pedent increase of pain, made a riod of about two hours and fortygreater effort with his vocal powers, five minutes elapsed; but a knowand pronounced distinctly these last ledge of the decisive victory which words: “ Thank God, I have done was gained, he acquired of captain my duty!” and this great sentiment Hardy within the first hour-and-abe continued to repeat as long as he quarter of this period. A partial was able to give it utterance. cannonade, however, was still main
His lordship became speechless in tained, in consequence of the eneabout fifteen minutes after captain my's ruming ships passing the BriHardy left him. Doctor Scott and tish at different points; and the last Mr. Burke, who had all along sus- distant guns which were fired at their tained the bed under bis shoulders van ships that were making off, were (which raised him in nearly a seni. heard a minute or two before his recumbent posture, the only one lordship expired. that was supportable to bim), for.
Some Account of the late John Char- remarkable, and rendered almost innock, esq.
tolerable by certain family differences.
To detach his attention from these (From Censura Literaria. ] inconveniencies, he applied bimself,
with his accustomed ardour, to the May 16, 1807, died John Carnock, study of naval and military tactics; esq. F. S. A.; to whose memory the and with no other assistance than that writer of these lines, wlio sincerely of his mathematical knowledge, aided esteemed him, feels much pleasure in by a few books, soon attained the being permitted, through the friend highest degree of science which could ship of the editor, to dedicate some be gained in the closet. The noble wliat more than a bare obituary collection of drawings which he has notice. He was born on the 28th of left, executed during that short period November, 1756, the only son of solely by his own hand, would alone John Charnock, esq. a native of the furnish ample proof of his knowledge island of Barbadoes, and formerly an of these subjects, and of the indeadvocate of eminence at the Euglish, fatigable zeal with which he pursued bar, by Frances, daughter of Thomas them. He now became anxious to Boothby, esq. of Chingford in Essex, put into practice the theory of which both of whoin are still living.– he had thus become master, and earHe was placed, about the year 1767, nestly pressed for permission to emat the rev, Reynell Cotton's school at brace the naval or military profession. Winchester, and went from thence to He was at that time the sole heir to . the college, where, in the station of a a very considerable fortune, and the commoner, he was under the imme- darling of his parents; and these diate care of Dr. Joseph Warton,
very facts, such is the occasional perthe head master, in whose liouse he verseness of human affairs, constiboarded, and became the peculiar tuted his greatest misfortune. His favourite of that so justly beloved and
request was positively denied; and, admired man. Having altained to
unable to resist the inpulse of his inthe seniority of the school, and gaioed
clination, he entered as a volunteer the prize-inedal annually given for into the naval service, and very soon elocution, he removed from Winches. attained the proficiency of which his terloOxford, and was entered, in 1775, publications on the subject will be a gentleman commoner of Merlon lasting inomuinents. A sense of duty, college. Here he soon discovered however, which no myan felt more his passion for literary composition, 11! keeply, withdrew hiin again, a multiplicity of fugitive pieces on yarious subjects, which appeared in the “ A tutte inglorions Nelson," periodical priols of the time: amoug into private life; but lis mind had these, his Political Essays, written dur- received a wound in the disappointing the heat of the American mar, ment; and other circumstances, which and in that vehement spirit of op- it would be indelicate to particularize, position which distinguished the contributed to keep it open. Hence young politicians of that day, bear arose an indifference to the meaner chiefly the signatures of Casca, Squib, and more common objects of or Justice. He left the University to human prudence; and many little return to a domestic life, totally une singularities of conduct, which, tho' suited to the boundless activity both they detracted pothing from his af mind and body for wbich he was good understanding or good nature,
rendered him remarkable to com- devoting all his powers to any object mon observers. He dedicated his which deeply engaged his attention : retirement unceasingly to his pen; but he had no profession, no one imand the protits of his pen, which now portant object; and he scattered bis constituted nearly his whole revenue, natural advantages with the cold and in a great measure to the gratification limited hope of an husbandoran, who of ibat benevolence wbich in him was knows that the seed which he throws equally warm and active with the rest abroad canuot produce a crop beof his passions apd sentiments, and yond a certain value. Much of the shone, in the most extensive sense of character of his mind, however,' may the word, in every shape of charity. be traced in his literary productions. It would be needless to inform those They merit the highest credit for va. whom experience has taught to es- rious and indefatigable research, setimate duly the meed of literary la- gacious selection, and faithful detail: bours in this time, and, perhaps, im- they, perhaps, descrve some censure possible to convince those who have for certain faults of style, which must bad the good fortune to avoid that inevitably attend rapid composition. experience, how very far the means He has more than once declared to of such a man must have fallen short the writer of this sketch, that he of their various ends. Suffice it, scarcely ever read a line which be therefore, on this head, to say, that had dictated (for that was his almost he became somewhat embarrassed in invariable customi), except in the proof his pecuniary circumstances; that the sheets; and this inust be ascribed sources from which he had the fairest merely to the natural eagerness of right to expect relief were unaccount- his teniper; for those who knew him ably closed against him; and that his best well knew that he had nove of uncommonly vigorous constitution, the affectation of both of body and of mind, sunk by slow degrees to dissolution, under “ The mob of Gentlemen that write with the misery of an abridgment, which
ease.” his proud and generous spirit could His published works, with many not brook, of that liberty and inde- smailer pieces, are, “ The Rights of pendence in which his soul delighied. a Free People," printed in 8vo. in He died childless, and was buried on 1792, in which he ironically assumed the 21st of May, with considerable the democratic character which then ceremony and expence, at Lee, near feebly appeared in a few insiguificant Blackheath, leaving a widow, Mary, individuals. In this volume may be the daughter of Peregrine Jones, of found an historical sketch of the orithe city of Philadelphia, who e ex- gin and growth of the English Couemplary conduct in the vicissitudes of stitution, equally remarkable for its her husband's fortune bas secured to correctness and conciseness. « Bioher the lasting respect of his friends. graphia Navalis,” in 6 vols. Svo, the
Mr. Charnock possessed a firm and first of which appeared in 1794. A penetrating understanding, a sur- pamphlet in 8vo, intituled “A Letprising quickness of apprehension, ter on Finance, and on national Dean excellent memory, and a lofty fence," 1798. “A History of Mabut well-governed ambition.—He rine Architecture,” iu 3 vols. 4to; a was formed to shine in any pro- very valuable and superb work, illusfession, for be had the faculty of trated by a great number of fine en