The dispatches and letters of vice admiral ... Nelson, with notes by sir N.H. Nicolas, Volume 3

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Page v - Baron Nelson of the Nile and of Burnham Thorpe, in the County of Norfolk...
Page 188 - The merits of that ship and her gallant captain," wrote Nelson to the Admiralty, "are too well known to benefit by anything I could say. Her misfortune was great in getting aground, while her more fortunate companions were in the full tide of happiness.
Page 18 - I believe firmly it was the Almighty's goodness, to check my consummate vanity. I hope it has made me a better officer, as I feel confident it has made me a better man.
Page 415 - I am perfectly aware of the consequences" of disobeying the orders of my Commander-in-Chief; but, as I believe the safety of the Kingdom of Naples depends at the present moment on my detaining the Squadron, I have no scruple in deciding that it is better to save the Kingdom of Naples and risk Minorca, than to risk the Kingdom of Naples to save Minorca.
Page 31 - but,' said he to the First Lord of the Admiralty, ' be they bound to the antipodes, your lordship may rely that I will not lose a moment in bringing them to action.
Page 386 - Commander of his Britannic Majesty's Fleet in the Bay of Naples, acquaints the Rebellious Subjects of His Sicilian Majesty in the Castles of Uovo and Nuovo, that he will not permit them to embark or quit those places. They must surrender themselves to His Majesty's Royal mercy.

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