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Page 534 - Doctor, I have not been a great sinner": and after a short pause, "Remember that I leave Lady Hamilton and my daughter Horatia as a legacy to my country.
Page 532 - Then, and not till then, Nelson spoke of himself. "I am a dead man, Hardy," said he; "I am going fast: — it will be all over with me soon. Come nearer to me. Let my dear Lady Hamilton have my hair, and all other things belonging to me.
Page 479 - The next day he anchored at Gibraltar; and on the 20th, says he, " I went on shore for the first time since June 16th, 1803 ; and from having my foot out of the Victory, two years, wanting ten days.
Page 467 - My good fortune, my dear Ball, seems flown away. I cannot get a fair wind, or even a side wind. Dead foul ! Dead foul ! But my mind is fully made up what to do when I leave the Straits, supposing there is no certain account of the enemy's destination.
Page 517 - I also leave to the beneficence of my country my adopted daughter, Horatia Nelson Thompson; and I desire she will use in future the name of Nelson only. 'These are the only favours I ask of my king and country, at this moment when I am going to fight their battle.
Page 534 - Take care of my dear Lady Hamilton, Hardy. Take care of poor Lady Hamilton — Kiss me, Hardy', said he. Hardy knelt down and kissed his cheek: and Nelson said, 'Now I am satisfied. Thank God I have done my duty'.
Page 531 - I have called two or three of our fresh ships round, and have no doubt of giving them a drubbing." "I hope," said Nelson, "none of our ships have struck ? ' ' Hardy answered, '
Page 521 - I can do no more. We must trust to the Great Disposer of all events, and the justice of our cause. I thank God for this great opportunity of doing my duty.