The Life of Nelson

Routledge, 1886 - 281 Seiten

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Seite 273 - you can do nothing for me." All that could be done was to fan him with paper, and frequently to give him lemonade to alleviate his intense thirst. He was in great pain, and expressed much anxiety for the event of the action, which now began to declare itself. As often as a ship struck, the crew of the Victory...
Seite 279 - The death of Nelson was felt in England as something more than a public calamity : men started at the intelligence, and turned pale; as if they had heard of the loss of a dear friend. An object of our admiration and affection, of our pride and of our hopes, was suddenly taken from us; and it seemed as if we had never till then known how deeply we loved and reverenced him.
Seite 264 - 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. To Him I resign myself, and the just cause which is entrusted to me to defend. Amen, Amen, Amen.
Seite 279 - ... greatest of our own, and of all former times, was scarcely taken into the account of grief. So perfectly, indeed, had he performed his part, that the maritime war, after the battle of Trafalgar, was considered at an end: the fleets of the enemy were not merely defeated, but destroyed: new navies must be built, and a new race of seamen reared for them, before the possibility of their invading our shores could again be contemplated.
Seite 272 - Hardy, who was a few steps from him, turning round, saw three men raising him up. 'They have done for me at last, Hardy,
Seite 216 - French enough to comprehend what was said, though not to answer it in the same language ; "tell him we are ready at a moment ! Ready to bombard this very night!" The conference, however, proceeded amicably on both sides ; and as the Commissioners could not agree upon this head, they broke up, leaving Nelson to settle it with the Prince. A levee was held forthwith in one of the state rooms...
Seite 122 - He now ordered his dinner to be served while preparations were making for battle; and when his officers rose from table and, went to their separate stations, he said to them, " before this time tomorrow I shall have gained a peerage or Westminster Abbey.
Seite 268 - ... not be doubted but that his life would be particularly aimed at. They communicated their fears to each other; and the surgeon, Mr. Beatty,* spoke to the chaplain, Dr. Scott, and to Mr. Scott, the public secretary, desiring that some person would entreat him to change his dress, or cover the stars : but they knew that such a request would highly displease him. "In honour I gained them," he had said, when such a thing had been hinted to him formerly, " and in honour I will die with them.
Seite 41 - Pity, did you say ? I shall live, sir, to be envied ; and to that point I shall always direct my course.

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