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Page 252 - Can such things be, And overcome us like a summer cloud, Without our special wonder...
Page 273 - It has pleased the Almighty to give to the arms of the United States a signal victory over their enemies on this lake. The British squadron, consisting of two ships, two brigs, one schooner and one sloop have this moment surrendered to the forces under my command, after a sharp conflict.
Page 216 - ... him with a despondency unusual to his nature. Justice to the memory of this invaluable officer requires that the disadvantages under which he fought should be made public.* It was on the morning of the ist of June that the Chesapeake put to sea.
Page 306 - M'Knight remaining ; of the others some had been killed, others knocked overboard, and others carried below disabled by severe wounds. The accounts from every part of the ship were deplorable in the extreme ; representing her in the most shattered and crippled condition, in imminent danger of sinking, and so crowded with the wounded that even the berth-deck could contain no more, and many were 'killed while under the surgeon's hands.
Page 306 - Those who remained on board now endeavored to extinguish the flames, and having succeeded, went again to the guns and kept up a firing for a few minutes ; but the crew had by this time become so weakened that all further resistance was in vain. Captain Porter summoned a consultation of the officers of divisions, but was surprised to find only Acting Lieutenant Stephen...
Page 297 - God, our country, and liberty : tyrants offend them." On entering the harbor the Phoebe fell foul of the Essex in such manner as to lay her at the mercy of Captain Porter ; out of respect, however, to the neutrality of the port, he did not take advantage of her exposed situation. This forbearance was afterwards acknowledged by Commodore Hillyar, and he passed his word of honor to observe like conduct while they remained in port.
Page 222 - The two ships presented dismal spectacles after the battle. Crowded with the wounded and the dying, they resembled floating hospitals, sending forth groans at every roll. The brave Broke lay delirious from a wound in the head, which he is said to have received while endeavoring to prevent the slaughter of some of our men who had surrendered.
Page 264 - The Lawrence was reduced to a mere wreck ; her decks were streaming with blood, and covered with mangled limbs and the bodies of the slain ; nearly the whole of her crew were either killed or wounded; her guns were dismounted, and the Commodore and his officers helped to work the last gun that was capable of being used.
Page 163 - Our young ladies nibble a good name in play As for pastime they nibble a biscuit away : While with shrugs and surmises, the toothless old dame, As she mumbles a crust she will mumble a name. And as the fell sisters astonished the Scot, In predicting of Banquo's descendants the lot, Making shadows of kings, amid flashes of light To appear in array and to frown in his sight, vSo they conjure up spectres all hideous in hue, Which, as shades of their neighbors, are passed in review.
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