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Page 467 - ... short of my expectations. I must also beg leave to state that greater zeal and ardent desire to distinguish themselves by an attack on the Enemy, was never shown than by all the Captains, Officers, and Crews of all the different descriptions of Vessels under my command. The Commanders of the Hunter and Greyhound, Revenue -Cutters, went in their Boats, in the most handsome and gallant manner, to the attack. Amongst the many gallant men wounded, I have, with the deepest regret, to place the name...
Page 366 - I have therefore to request that you will have the goodness to furnish me, at your earliest convenience, with an explanation on this point, for the information of her Majesty's law officers.
Page 519 - Feeling that even a doubt upon such a subject cannot be entertained consistently with my reputation as Commander in Chief, I request that you will be pleased to move the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty to direct a Court Martial to be assembled as early as possible, for the purpose of enquiring into my conduct as Commander in Chief.53 With such ease was Cochrane outmanoeuvred in the quarrels of public life.
Page 311 - Lord Nelson's object in sending the flag of truce was humanity : he therefore consents that hostilities shall cease, and that the wounded Danes may be taken on shore. And Lord Nelson will take his prisoners out of the vessels, and burn or carry off his prizes as he shall think fit. Lord Nelson, with humble duty to his royal highness the prince...
Page 386 - A midshipman or two were always of the party ; and I have known him send during the middle watch l to invite the little fellows to breakfast with him, when relieved. At table with them, he would enter into their boyish jokes, and be the most youthful of the party.
Page 222 - Our dear, great Earl of St. Vincent's orders to me were to follow the French Mediterranean fleet and to annihilate them. It has been done, thanks to the zeal and bravery of my gallant friends. My task is done, my health lost, and I have wrote to Lord Keith for my retreat. May all orders be as punctually obeyed...
Page 309 - He also observed, I believe to Captain Foley, " You know, Foley, I have only one eye — I have a right to be blind sometimes." And then, with an archness peculiar to his character, putting the glass to his blind eye, he exclaimed : " I really do not see the signal.