Celebrated Naval and Military Trials: By Peter Burke (Google eBook)

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Wm. H. Allen, 1866 - Trials (Naval offenses) - 399 pages
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Page 321 - An Act to empower His Majesty to secure and detain such persons as His Majesty shall suspect are conspiring against his person and government.
Page 220 - I will arise and go to my father, and say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee, and am no more worthy to be called thy son : make me as one of thy hired servants.
Page 70 - Every person in the fleet, who through cowardice, negligence, or disaffection, shall in time of action withdraw or keep back, or not come into the fight or engagement, or shall not do his utmost to take or destroy every ship which it shall be his duty to engage, and to assist and relieve...
Page 345 - ... be taken to the place from whence you came, and from thence you are to be drawn on hurdles to the place of execution, where you are to be hanged by the neck, but not until you are dead...
Page 151 - ... that she had lived in credit, and wanted for nothing, till a press-gang came and stole her husband from her ; but, since then, she had no bed to lie on ; nothing to give her children to eat; and they were almost naked ; and perhaps she might have done something wrong, for she hardly knew what she did.
Page 198 - It was painted by an artist worthy of the subject, the excellent friend of that excellent man from their earliest youth, and a common friend of us both, with whom we lived for many years without a moment of coldness, of peevishness, of jealousy, or of jar, to the day of our final...
Page 204 - The gentle island, and the genial soil, The friendly hearts, the feasts without a toil, The courteous manners but from nature caught, The wealth unhoarded, and the love unbought ; Could these have cfcrms for rudest sea-boys, driven Before the mast by every wind of heaven ? And now, even now prepared with others' woes To earn mild Virtue's vain desire, repose?
Page 151 - It is a circumstance not to be forgotten, that she was very young (under nineteen), and most remarkably handsome. She went to a linen-draper's shop, took some coarse linen off the counter, and slipped it under her cloak ; the shop-man saw her, and she laid it down : for this she was hanged.
Page 128 - The noise subsided, and he was asked if he had anything to say why sentence of death should not be passed upon him.
Page 199 - ... and virtue in it, things had taken a different turn from what they did, I should have attended him to the quarter-deck with no less good will and more pride, though with far other feelings, than I partook of the general flow of national joy that attended the justice that was done to his virtue.

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