Life of Rodney

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J. Carpenter and Son, 1836 - 283페이지
 

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207 페이지 - Lordships, that though the masts, sails, rigging, and hulls of the British fleet are damaged, yet the loss of men has been but small, considering the length of the battle, and the close action they so long sustained, in which both fleets looked upon the honour of their King and country to be most essentially concerned.
220 페이지 - Now my dear friend, I am at the service of your Greeks and Trojans, and the whole of Homer's Iliad, or as much of it as you please, for the enemy is in confusion, and our victory is secure...
90 페이지 - My eye on them had more dread than the enemy's fire, and they knew it would be fatal. No regard was paid to rank — admirals as well as captains, if out of their station, were instantly reprimanded by signals or messages sent by frigates ; and, in spite of themselves, I taught them to be what they had never been before — officers...
207 페이지 - It has pleased God, out of his divine providence, to grant to his Majesty's arms a most complete victory over the fleet of his enemy...
85 페이지 - At the conclusion of the battle the enemy might be said to be completely beat, but such was the distance of the van and the rear from the centre, and the crippled condition of several ships, particularly the Sandwich, which for twenty-four hours was with difficulty kept above water, that it was impossible to pursue them that night without the greatest disadvantage.
54 페이지 - The Prince is quite the officer, never wearing any other dress than his uniform, and his star and garter only when receiving addresses, or on any other public occasion. He has not slept a night out of his ship since his arrival in these seas, until coming into English Harbour, when the ship's heaving down obliged him to be on shore. His Royal Highness shews the most amiable disposition and condescension on every occasion, sees into the detail of the business of...
218 페이지 - ... a line of infantry, he proceeded to arrange a parcel of cherry stones, which he had collected from the table, and forming them as two fleets drawn up...
44 페이지 - Grasse, the population of that city were inflamed with the most violent rage and resentment against the marechal, vehemently reproaching him with having brought that disaster upon their nation. The marechal replied, " that he gloried in the man whose liberty he had effected, and in the victory which he had so nobly won.
191 페이지 - Comte de Grasse, who is at this moment sitting in my stern gallery, tells me that he thought his fleet superior to mine, and does so still, though...
137 페이지 - All the fruits of the earth, then standing, have been destroyed ; most of the trees of the island have been torn up by the roots ; and (what will give as strong an idea of the force of the wind as any thing) many of them were stripped of their bark.

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