The Life of Nelson: The Embodiment of the Sea Power of Great Britain, Volume 2

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Little, Brown, 1900

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Contents

CHAPTER
1
His anxiety about Malta
7
Partial success in this
13
Nelson peremptorily forbids Sidney Smith to allow any French
19
Nelsons relations with Keith and bearing towards him
27
Keith orders Nelson to take personal charge off Malta
28
Nelsons soreness under them
34
Journey to Trieste and Vienna
40
Significance of Napoleons inactivity in the Mediterranean
204
Fears a breakdown
210
His care to impart his ideas to his officers 216
216
Wearing effect of protracted monotony
222
Occupations in business hours
228
Examination of foreign journals and captured letters
234
Exercise of official patronage
241
The Mediterranean Station divided
247

Arrival of the party in England
46
Anecdote of his visit to Fonthill
52
The entrance of the Czar Paul into the quarrel
62
Relations between him and Parker 66
68
Accuracy of his judgment of the conditions
74
Nelsons plans adopted
78
His feelings and speech in the Council of War
82
The Battle of Copenhagen
87
Discussion of this incident
91
The battle discontinued
97
Merit of his conduct throughout
99
Nelsons ardor and personal recklessness Anecdote 1057
106
He insists upon being relieved on account of his health
112
CHAPTER XVII
118
Nature of British apprehensions in 1801
122
St Vincents sagacious views on national defence
131
Boat attack upon the vessels before Boulogne
137
Death of Commander Parker Nelsons grief
143
Desire to have a home of his own
149
Reminiscence of the same by Nelsons nephew
155
His controversy about rewards for the Battle of Copenhagen
161
Nelsons warm and avowed sympathy with his followers
165
Embarrassment in money matters
171
Death of Sir William Hamilton
177
Situation of Spain and Portugal
181
Accuracy of his general forecast 187
187
Departure from Malta for Toulon
194
Importance of Sardinia in Nelsons eyes
200
Adequacy of his measures to the requirements of the case
254
Rumors of French departure
260
The French fleet sails from Toulon
266
The sailing of the Toulon fleet
272
Returns to Gulf of Palmas Sardinia
278
The Toulon fleet sails again
284
Continued head winds and distress of mind 28
291
Incidents of the voyage
297
Her duel with the Redoutable 387
300
W
304
The death of Nelson
306
Appreciation of his action by others
310
Movements of Villeneuve Calder and Nelson
313
Leaves his squadron with Cornwallis and proceeds to England
317
His one meeting with Wellington
321
Presentiments
327
His insistence upon the need for numbers 333v
335
The Plan of Attack of May 1805
341
Discussion and comparison of these two papers
346
The Nelson Touch
348
Comparison between the second and the Battle of Trafalgar
350
His disposition of the fleet before Cadiz
356
The enemy begins to leave Cadiz
362
Nelsons last letter to Lady Hamilton 365i
366
The manoeuvres of the two flpets
370
The hostile fleets forming for battle
377
The battle opens
384

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