The Life of George Lord Anson, Admiral of the Fleet: Vice-Admiral of Great Britain; and First Lord Commissioner of the Admiralty, Previous To, and During, the Seven-Years' War

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J. Murray, 1839 - Admirals - 484 pages
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Page 284 - Esq., Admiral of the Blue, Fell a Martyr to political Persecution, March 14. in the Year 1757 : When Bravery and Loyalty Were insufficient Securities For the Life and Honour of A Naval Officer.
Page 21 - A circumstance was brought to light in the examinations that took place before the committee of the House of Commons, appointed to inquire into the Spanish abuses, which created a deep feeling of indignation in the country.
Page 450 - War is a game that, were their subjects wise, Kings would not play at.
Page 222 - An Act to explain and amend an act made in the twenty-second year of the reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, ' An Act for amending, explaining, and reducing into one Act of Parliament the laws relating to the government of His Majesty's ships, vessels, and forces by sea...
Page 115 - Sir, he was a scoundrel, and a coward : a scoundrel for charging a blunderbuss against religion and morality ; a coward, because he had not resolution to fire it off himself, but left half a crown to a beggarly Scotchman, to draw the trigger after his death...
Page 48 - This disease is likewise usually attended with a strange dejection of the spirits, and with shiverings, tremblings, and a disposition to be seized with the most dreadful terrors on the slightest accident.
Page 481 - We came to few places where either the art of man or nature did not afford some sort of refreshment or other, either of the animal or vegetable kind. It was my first care to procure what could be met with of either by every means in my power, and to oblige our people to make use thereof, both by my example and authority ; but the benefits arising from such refreshments soon became so obvious that I had little occasion to employ either the one or the other influence on the men.
Page 270 - May last, he did withdraw or keep back, and did not do his utmost to take, seize, and destroy, the ships of the French King, which it was his duty to have engaged, and to assist such of his Majesty's ships as were engaged in fight with the French ships, which it was his duty to have assisted ; and for that he did not do his utmost to relieve St. Philip's Castle, in his Majesty's island of Minorca, then besieged by the forces of the French King...
Page 383 - Lords, were obliged to sign the orders issued by Mr Pitt ; while the writing was covered over from their eyes! The effects of this change in the whole management of the public business, and in all the plans of the Government, as well as in their execution, were speedily made manifest to all the world.
Page 352 - The horror of the night, the precipice scaled by Wolfe, the empire he with a handful of men added to England, and the glorious catastrophe of contentedly terminating life where his fame began Ancient story may be ransacked, and ostentatious philosophy thrown into the account, before an episode can be found to rank with Wolfe's.

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