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The Naval History of Great Britain from the Year 1788-1836
Edward Pelham Brenton
Uten tilgangsbegrensning - 1837
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Side 70 - May the great God, whom I worship, grant to my country, and for the benefit of Europe in general, a great and glorious victory, and may no misconduct in any one tarnish it; and may humanity after victory be the predominant feature in the British fleet! For myself individually, I commit my life to Him that made me; and may his blessing alight on my endeavours for serving my country faithfully!
Side 57 - my plan of attack, as far as a man dare venture to guess at the very uncertain position the enemy may be found in : but it is to place you perfectly at ease respecting my intentions, and to give full scope to your judgment for carrying them into effect. We can, my dear Coll, have no little jealousies. We have only one great object in view, that of annihilating our enemies, and getting a glorious peace for our country.
Side 62 - Sail, are to be left to the management of the Commander-in-Chief, who will endeavour to take care that the movements of the Second in Command are as little interrupted as is possible.
Side 371 - Saul and Jonathan were lovely and pleasant in their lives, and in their death they were not divided ; they were swifter than eagles, they were stronger than lions.
Side 163 - The very head and front of my offending Hath this extent, no more. Rude am I in my speech, And little bless'd with the set phrase of peace ; For since these arms of mine had seven years...
Side 632 - Rigny ; and those to leeward in the bight of the crescent, were to mark the stations of the whole Russian squadron ; the ships of their line closing those of the English line, and being followed up by their own frigates. The French frigate Armide, was directed to place herself alongside the outermost frigate, on the left hand entering the harbour ; and the Cambrian, Glasgow...
Side 560 - Je proteste solennellement ici, à la face du ciel et des hommes, contre la violence qui m'est faite ; contre la violation de mes droits les plus sacrés, en disposant, par la force, de ma personne et de ma liberté.
Side 59 - Command's signal to lead through, about their twelfth Ship from their Rear, (or wherever he could fetch, if not able to get so far advanced...
Side 59 - Command will, after my intentions are made known to him, have the entire direction of his line ; to make the attack upon the Enemy, and to follow up the blow until they are captured or destroyed.
Side 579 - ... incessant labour. The flotilla of mortar, gun, and rocket boats, under the direction of their respective artillery officers, shared, to the full extent of their power, in the honours of this day, and performed good service ; it was by their fire all the ships in the port (with the exception of the outer frigate) were in flames, which extended rapidly over the whole arsenal, store-houses, and gun-boats, exhibiting a spectacle of awful grandeur and interest no pen can describe.