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Seite 323 - I have consulted no man," said he to the Admiralty ; " therefore the whole blame of ignorance in forming my judgment must rest with me. I would allow no man to take from me an atom of my glory had I fallen in with the French fleet ; nor do I desire any man to partake any of the responsibility. All is mine, right or wrong.
Seite 101 - ... which had ever marked his character, till long after the action was over, when he fainted through weakness and loss of blood. Were it permitted for a soldier to regret any one who has fallen in the service of his country, I might be excused for lamenting him more than any other person...
Seite 327 - My good fortune, my dear Ball, seems flown away. I cannot get a fair wind, or even a side wind. Dead foul ! Dead foul ! But my mind is fully made up what to do when I leave the Straits, supposing there is no certain account of the enemy's destination. I believe this ill-luck will go near to kill me ; but as these are times for exertion, I must not be cast down, whatever I may feel.
Seite 323 - that I am entirely responsible to my king and country for the whole of my conduct, I find no difficulty at this moment, when I am so unhappy at not finding the French fleet, nor having obtained the smallest information where they are, to lay before you the whole of the reasons which induced me to pursue the line of conduct I have done. I have consulted no man, therefore the whole blame of ignorance in forming my judgment must rest with me. I would allow no man to take from me an atom of my glory...
Seite 339 - I went on shore for the first time since June 16, 1803; and from having my foot out of the Victory, two years, wanting ten days.
Seite 71 - 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. The brave Danes are the brothers, and should never be the enemies, of the English.
Seite 99 - The beach was arrived at, a footing obtained, the troops advanced, and the enemy forced to relinquish all the advantageous positions which they had held. The boats returned without delay for the second division ; and before the evening the whole army, with few exceptions, was landed, with such articles of provisions and stores as required the most immediate attention.
Seite 260 - he was buried with all the naval honours in my power to bestow upon him. During the ceremony of his interment the English colours disappeared, and the Dutch were hoisted in their place. All the Dutch prisoners were liberated ; one of them delivered an e/oge upon the hero they had lost, and we fired three volleys over him as he descended into the deep.
Seite 346 - N'est-il donc aucun moyen de s'entendre ? « Comment les deux nations les plus éclairées de l'Europe, puissantes et fortes plus que ne l'exigent leur sûreté et leur indépendance , peuvent-elles sacrifier à des idées de vaine grandeur le bien du commerce, la prospérité intérieure, le bonheur des familles? Comment ne sententelles pas que la paix est le premier des besoins, comme la première des gloires...
Seite 346 - Ces sentiments ne peuvent pas être étrangers au cœur de Votre Majesté, qui gouverne une nation libre , et dans le seul but de la rendre heureuse. Votre Majesté ne verra dans cette ouverture que mon désir sincère de contribuer efficacement, pour la...