Naval officers, Issue 259 (Google eBook)

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Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1919 - 236 pages
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Page 29 The hyperkinesis apparently comes from the maternal side in 6 cases; namely, Beresford, Cushing, Keith, Nelson, O'Brien, ... Page 150 It is clear that Jeremiah O'Brien is a typical hyperkinetic. "Into whatever undertaking he enlisted he threw his whole soul"; he was outspoken and fiercely ...  

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Page 141 - Leave off action!" he repeated, and then added, with a shrug, '"Now damn me if I do!' He also observed, I believe to Captain Foley, 'You know, Foley, I have only one eye I have a right to be blind sometimes,' and then with an archness peculiar to his character, putting the glass to his blind eye, he exclaimed, 'I really do not
Page 141 - the expectations of my country; and if it is His good pleasure that I should return, my thanks will never cease being offered up to the Throne of His mercy,
Page 191 - on board was mixed with that manly firmness and evident wish to continue the war if it could be done with propriety, while he displayed the magnanimity of an American in declaring that we fought not for conquest but to maintain our just rights and national dignity.
Page 142 - I have all night had a fever, which is very little abated this morning; my mind carries me beyond my strength, and will do me up; but such is my nature. I require nursing like a child
Page 141 - May the great God whom I adore enable me to fulfill the expectations of my country; and if it is His good pleasure that I should return, my thanks will never cease being offered up to the Throne of His mercy,
Page 120 - He forced the British to engage at a disadvantage by his excellent choice of position; and he prepared beforehand for every possible contingency. His skill, seamanship, quick eye, readiness of resource, and indomitable pluck are beyond all praise.
Page 105 - he had slept perfectly well, for as he had taken every possible precaution he could before dark, he laid himself down with a conscious feeling that everything had been done which it was in his power to do for the safety of the ships . . . and
Page 142 - I have now perfect use of all my limbs, except my left arm. which I can hardly tell what is the matter with it. From the shoulder to my fingers' ends are as if half dead.
Page 80 - I consider it a great advantage to obtain command young, having observed, as a general rule, that persons who come into authority late in life shrink from responsibility and often break down under its weight.
Page 141 - I feel myself, my dear Lord, as anxious to get a medal or a step in the peerage as if I had never got either. If I succeeded, and burnt the Dutch fleet, probably medals and an earldom.

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