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Aboukir action Admiral Nelson Admiralty Agamemnon anchor arms arrived attack Austrian batteries battle boats brave British broadside Burnham Thorpe Cadiz Captain Berry Captain Hardy Captain Nelson Captain Trowbridge Collingwood combined fleet command commander-in-chief commodore crew dispatch embarked enemy enemy's line engaged England English fire flag force French fleet friends frigates gallant Genoa gun-boats guns half-past harbour hero hoisted honour Horatio Horatio Nelson hundred immediately instantly island joined King Lady Hamilton Lady Nelson Leander Leghorn letter lieutenant Lord Hood Lord Nelson lordship Majesty Majesty's masts morning Naples Neapolitan never night o'clock occasion officers orders Palermo port possession prevented Prince proceeded Robert Calder royal sail seamen sent seventy-four ships shore shot Sicilian signal Sir Hyde Parker Sir William Sir William Hamilton soon Spaniards Spanish squadron station struck Swiftsure took Toulon troops Trowbridge Vanguard vessels Victory Vincent whole wind wounded
Seite 95 - 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!
Seite 30 - Success attend Admiral Nelson ! God bless Captain Miller ! We thank them for the officers they have placed over us. We are happy and comfortable, and will shed every drop of blood in our veins to support them; and the name of the Theseus shall be immortalized as high as her captain's.
Seite 74 - It is warm work ; and this day may be the last to any of us at a moment ; " — and then stopping short at the gangway, added with emotion — " But mark you ! I would not be elsewhere for thousands.
Seite 23 - ... he was so well satisfied with my opinion of what is likely to happen, and the means of prevention to be taken, that he had no reserve with me respecting his information and ideas of what is likely to be done.
Seite 8 - Nelson's first business, after he got to London, even before he went to see his relations, was to attempt to get the wages due to his men for the various ships in which they had served during the war. " The disgust of seamen to the navy...
Seite 96 - Secondly, the British Fleet under my command could never have returned the second time to Egypt, had not Lady Hamilton's influence with the Queen of Naples caused letters to be wrote to the Governor of Syracuse, that he was to encourage the Fleet being supplied with everything, should they put into any port in Sicily; we put into Syracuse and received every supply, went to Egypt, and destroyed the French Fleet.
Seite 95 - Then in sight of the combined fleets of France and Spain, distant about ten miles. "Whereas the eminent services of Emma Hamilton, widow of the Right Honourable Sir William Hamilton, have been of the very greatest service to our King and country, to my knowledge, without her receiving any reward from either our King or country.
Seite 74 - You know, Foley, I have only one eye — I have a right to be blind sometimes...
Seite 3 - do but let me get a blow at this devil with the butt-end of my musket, and we shall have him.