Life of Nelson, Volume 2 (Google eBook)

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Page 263 - Hardy, who was a few steps from him, turning round, saw three men raising him up. " They have done for me at last, Hardy ! " said he. " I hope not ! " cried Hardy. " Yes," he replied ; " my back-bone is shot through...
Page 235 - May the great God, whom I adore, enable me to fulfil 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. If it is his good providence to cut short my days upon earth, I bow with the greatest submission, relying that he will protect those so dear to me whom I may leave behind. His will be done. Amen ! Amen ! Amen...
Page 135 - Vice-admiral Lord Nelson has been commanded to spare Denmark, when she no longer resists. The line of defence which covered her shores has struck to the British flag ; but, if the firing is continued on the part of Denmark, he must set on fire all the prizes that he has taken, without having the power of saving the men who have so nobly defended them. The brave Danes are the brothers, and should never be the enemies of the English.
Page 190 - I beg to inform your lordship, that the port of Toulon has never been blockaded by me : quite the reverse. Every opportunity has been offered the enemy to put to sea ; for it is there that we hope to realize the hopes and expectations of our country.
Page 265 - how goes the day with us ?" " Very well," replied Hardy; " ten ships have struck, but five of the van have tacked, and show an intention to bear down upon the Victory.
Page 252 - Blackwood made answer, that he thought the whole fleet seemed very clearly to understand what they were about. These words were scarcely spoken before that signal was made which will be remembered as long as the language, or even the memory of England, shall endure Nelson's last signal: " ENGLAND EXPECTS EVERY MAN TO DO HIS DUTY!" It was received throughout the fleet with a shout of answering acclamation, made sublime by the spirit which it breathed and the feeling which it expressed. " Now,"...
Page 142 - ... receive them. He was not here master of his own movements, as at Egypt; he had won the day by disobeying his orders; and in so far as he had been successful, had convicted the Commander-in-Chief of an error in judgment. " Well," said he, as he left the Elephant, " I have fought contrary to orders, and I shall perhaps be hanged! Never mind: let them!
Page 277 - The death of Nelson was felt in England as something more than a public calamity : men started at the intelligence, and turned pale, as if they had heard of the loss of a dear friend.
Page 264 - It was soon perceived, upon examination, that the wound was mortal. This, however, was concealed from all except Captain Hardy, the chaplain, and the medical attendants. He himself being certain, from the sensation in his back, and the gush of blood he felt momently within his breast, that no human care could avail him, insisted that the surgeon should leave him, and attend to those to whom he might be useful...
Page 243 - We can, my dear Coll, have no little jealousies. We have only one great object in view, that of annihilating our enemies, and getting a glorious peace for our country. No man has more confidence in another than I have in you; and no man will render your services more justice than your very old friend Nelson and Bronte.

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