The Life of Nelson, Band 1

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John Murray, 1814 - 2 Seiten

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Seite 87 - THERE are three things, young gentleman," said Nelson to one of his Midshipmen, "which you are constantly to bear in mind. First, you must always implicitly obey orders, without attempting to form any opinion of your own respecting their propriety. Secondly, you must consider every man your enemy who speaks ill of your king ; and, thirdly, you must hate a Frenchman as you do the devil.
Seite 69 - ... public good. Duty is the great business of a sea officer : all private considerations must give way to it, however painful.
Seite 142 - i» " slow beyond all description ; and I begin *' to think that the emperor is anxious to " touch another four millions of English *' money. As for the German generals, " war is their trade, and peace is ruin to " them ; therefore we cannot expect that " they should have any wish to finish the
Seite 234 - Nor would he suffer his own wound to be examined till every man who had been previously wounded was properly attended to. Fully believing that the wound was mortal, and that he was about to die, as he had ever desired, in battle and in victory, he called the chaplain, and desired him to deliver what he supposed to be his dying remembrance to Lady Nelson; he...
Seite 238 - A port -fire also fell into the main-royal of the Alexander ; the fire which it occasioned was speedily extinguished. Captain Ball had provided, as far as human foresight could provide, against any such danger. All the shrouds and sails of his...
Seite 230 - Captain Peyton in the Defence took his station ahead of the Minotaur, and engaged the Franklin, the sixth in the line, by which judicious movement the British line remained unbroken. The Majestic...
Seite 238 - ... by an earthquake : such an event would be felt like a miracle ; but no incident in war, produced by human means, has ever equalled the sublimity of this co-instantaneous pause, and all its circumstances. About seventy of the Orient's crew were saved by the English boats. Among the many hundreds who perished were the commodore, Casa-Bianca, and his son, a brave boy, only ten years old. They were seen floating on a shattered mast when the ship blew up.
Seite 233 - Berry caught him in his arms as he was falling. The great effusion of blood occasioned an apprehension that the wound was mortal ; Nelson himself thought so. A large flap of the skin of the forehead, cut from the bone, had fallen over one eye, and the other being blind, he was in total darkness.
Seite 234 - ... eye ; and, the other being blind, he was in total darkness. When he was carried down, the surgeon, in the midst of a scene scarcely to be conceived by those who have never seen a cockpit in time of action, and the heroism which is displayed amid its horrors — with a natural but pardonable eagerness, quitted the poor fellow then under his hands, that he might instantly attend the Admiral. " No ! " said Nelson, " I will take my turn with my brave fellows.
Seite 235 - The chaplain was then sent for ; but, before he came, Nelson, with his characteristic eagerness, took the pen, and contrived to trace a few words, marking his devout sense of the success which had already been obtained.

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