Lives of the British Admirals:: Containing a New and Accurate Naval History, from the Earliest Periods, Volume 3

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G. G. J. and J. Robinsons, 1785 - Admirals

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Page 145 - I consider this Union as a matter of the greatest importance to the wealth, strength, and safety of the whole island ; and, at the same time, as a work of so much difficulty and nicety in its own nature, that till now all attempts which have been made towards it in the course of above a hundred years have proved ineffectual ; and, therefore, I make no doubt but it will be remembered and spoke of hereafter, to the honour of those who have been instrumental in bringing it to such a happy conclusion.
Page 311 - King fhall take care that all the fortifications of the city of Dunkirk be razed, that the harbour be filled up, and that the...
Page 440 - Swedes in his absence, were made over to his Britannic majesty, on condition that he should immediately declare war against Sweden. Accordingly, he took possession of the duchies in October; published a declaration of war against Charles in his German dominions; and detached...
Page 336 - Moors' heads, and no less astonished at the account of the captain's adventure, who, with so small a force, had been able to defeat such a number of barbarians.
Page 145 - I cannot but look upon it as a peculiar happiness, that, in my reign, so full a provision is made for the peace and quiet of my people, and for the security of our religion by so firm an establishment of the Protestant Succession throughout Great Britain.
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Page 30 - ... out all the while; and Captain Fogg, by the admiral's orders, sent to the other captains, to order them to keep the line and behave like men. Upon this Captain Kirkby came on board the admiral, and told him, " He had better desist, that the French were very strong, and that from what has passed he might guess, he could make nothing of it.
Page 480 - Spain had accepted the terms of the quadruple alliance ; and, that his majsfty did not ieek to aggrandize himfelf by any new acquifition, but was rather inclined to facrifice fomething of his own, to procure the general quiet and tranquillity. That nobody could yet tell how far that facrifice was to extend ; but certainly it was a very uncommon piece of condcfcenfion.
Page 402 - That the thanks of this houfe be given to the duke of Ormond and Sir George Rooke, for the great and fignal fervice performed by them for the nation, at fea and land ; which thanks I now return you.
Page 335 - Moors boarded him, but were quickly beat out of his ship again, with the loss of thirteen men, whose heads Captain Benbow ordered to be cut off and thrown into a tub of pork-pickle. When he arrived at Cadiz, he went ashore, and ordered his negro servant to follow him with the Moors...

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