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Page 69 - And the sun went down, and the stars came out far over the summer sea, But never a moment ceased the fight of the one and the fifty-three.
Page 100 - When Du Casse arrived at Carthagena he wrote a letter to Benbow to this effect : ' SIR, — I had little hope on Monday last but to have supped in your cabin : but it pleased God to order it otherwise. I am thankful for it. As for those cowardly captains, who deserted you, hang them up, for, by God ! they deserve it. Yours, Du CASSE.
Page 69 - But never a moment ceased the fight of the one and the fifty-three. Ship after ship, the whole night long, t"heir high-built galleons came, Ship after ship, the whole night long, with her battle-thunder and flame; Ship after ship, the whole night long, drew back with her dead and her shame. For some were sunk and many were shatter'd, and so could fight us no more — God of battles, was ever a battle like this in the world before? For he said "Fight on! fight on!
Page vii - For the Lord our God Most High He hath made the deep as dry, He hath smote for us a pathway to the ends of all the Earth ! Yea, though we sinned — and our rulers went from righteousness — Deep in all dishonour though we stained our garments
Page 350 - the King has determined otherwise,' for having seen my Duchess riding in the park a few days ago in a habit of blue faced with white, the dress took the fancy of his Majesty, who has appointed it for the uniform of the Royal Navy'.
Page xxiv - Alfred commanded long ships to be built to oppose the "esks;" they were full-nigh twice as long as the others; some had sixty oars, and some had more; they were both swifter and steadier, and also higher than the others. They were shapen neither like the Frisian nor the Danish, but so as it seemed to him they would be most efficient.
Page 243 - ... walls. The withering fire of the Highlanders effectually covered the naval brigade from great loss, but it was an action almost unexampled in war. Captain Peel behaved very much as if he had been laying the Shannon alongside an enemy's frigate.
Page 182 - It must succeed, if ever they will allow us to get at them! You are, my Lord, surrounded by friends whom you inspire with confidence.
Page 133 - The guns that should have conquered us they rusted on the shore, The men that would have mastered us they drummed and marched no more, For England was England, and a mighty brood she bore When Hawke came swooping from the West.