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Сторінка 350 - ... action. He fell upon his face, on the spot which was covered with his poor secretary's blood. Hardy, who was a few steps from him, turning round, saw three men raising him up. " They have done for me at last, Hardy,
Сторінка 165 - Nelson had hardly taken either sleep or food ; 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 to-morrow I shall have gained a peerage, or Westminster Abbey.
Сторінка 136 - The cabin doors were fastened, and the Spanish officers fired their pistols at them through the window : the doors were soon forced, and the Spanish brigadier fell while retreating to the quarter-deck.
Сторінка 345 - This was a point upon which Nelson's officers knew that it was hopeless to remonstrate or reason with him; but both Blackwood, and his own captain, Hardy, represented to him how advantageous to the fleet it would be for him to keep out of action as long as possible; and he consented at last to let the Leviathan and the Temeraire, which were sailing abreast of the Victory, be ordered to pass ahead.
Сторінка 177 - Hood, he was recalled. It was generally believed by the officers, that if Nelson had not been wounded, not one of these ships could have escaped: the four certainly could not, if the Culloden had got into action: and if the frigates belonging to the squadron had been present, not one of the enemy's fleet would have left Aboukir Bay. These four vessels, however, were all that escaped; and the victory was the most complete and glorious in the annals of naval history. " Victory," said Nelson, " is not...
Сторінка 361 - The victory of Trafalgar was celebrated, indeed, with the usual forms of rejoicing, but they were without joy ; for such already was the glory of the British navy, through Nelson's surpassing genius, that it scarcely seemed to receive any addition from the most signal victory that ever was achieved upon the seas : and the destruction of this mighty fleet, by which all the maritime schemes of France were totally frustrated, hardly appeared to add to our security or strength ; for while Nelson was...
Сторінка 352 - ten ships have struck, but five of the van have tacked, and show an intention to bear down upon the 'Victory. ' I have called two or three of our fresh ships round, and have no doubt of giving them a drubbing.
Сторінка 83 - Thus that acquaintance began which ended in the destruction of Nelson's domestic happiness. It seemed to threaten no such consequences at its commencement. He spoke of Lady Hamilton, in a letter to his wife, as a young woman of amiable manners, who did honour to the station to which she had been raised ; and he remarked, that she had been exceedingly kind to Josiah.