War and Policy: Essays

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Dodd, Mead, 1900 - Great Britain - 443 pages

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Page 285 - Or what king, going to make war against another king, sitteth not down first and consulteth whether he be able with ten thousand to meet him that cometh against him with twenty thousand?
Page 12 - September last, shall be disposed of for the common benefit of the United States and be settled and formed into distinct republican States, which shall become members of the Federal Union and have the same rights of sovereignty, freedom and independence as the other States...
Page 24 - ... it being the true intent and meaning of this act not to legislate slavery into any territory or state, nor to exclude it therefrom, but to leave the people thereof perfectly free to form and regulate their domestic institutions in their own way, subject only to the constitution of the United States...
Page 286 - It is because, in addition to all other grounds, its infinite resources combined with its isolated position render it master of the situation and practically invulnerable as against any or all other powers.
Page 131 - Island in their van ; but nothing could withstand the squadron your Lordship did me the honour to place under my command. Their high state of discipline is well known to you, and with the judgment of the Captains, together with their valour and that of the Officers and men of every description, it was absolutely irresistible.
Page 129 - Had all my actions," said he, writing at this time to his wife, " been gazetted, not one fortnight would have passed, during the whole war, without a letter from me. One day or other I will have a long ' Gazette
Page 128 - Ccnscur had struck, to propose to him leaving our two crippled ships, the two prizes and four frigates, to themselves, and to pursue the enemy ; but he, much cooler than myself, said, ' We must be contented ; we have done very well.
Page 12 - That a national government ought to be established, consisting of a supreme legislative, executive, and judiciary.
Page 132 - I will venture my life Sir John Jervis defeats them ; I do not mean by a regular battle, but by the skill of our Admiral, and the activity and spirit of our Officers and seamen. This Country is the most favourable possible for skill with an inferior Fleet ; for the winds are so variable, that some one time in twenty-four hours you must be able to attack a part of a large Fleet, and the other will be becalmed, or have a contrary wind, therefore I hope Government will not be alarmed for our safety...
Page 129 - Now, had we taken ten sail and had allowed the eleventh to escape when it had been possible to have got at her, I could never have called it well done.

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