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The Life of George, Lord Anson: Admiral of the Fleet, Vice-Admiral of Great ...
John Barrow, Sir
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able Admiral Byng afterwards Anson's Collection appears appointed army arrived attack Board of Admiralty Boscawen Brest Brett Cape Captain captured carried Centurion character Charles Wager coast command commission Commodore conduct Conflans considered convoy council court-martial crew death desire Duke of Bedford Duke of Newcastle employed enemy engaged England expedition favour fire flag flag-officers force France French fleet frigates gallant George give guns honour hundred Indies island killed King King's Lady land Legge letter lieutenant Lord Anson Lord Sandwich Lordship Majesty Majesty's ships marines Minorca naval never occasion officers opinion peace Piercy Brett Pitt ports present proceeded proper rank Rear-Admiral received Royal sail sail-of-the-line Saunders says scurvy seamen sent shore Sir Charles Sir Edward Hawke Sir John sloop soon Spain Spaniards Spanish squadron station taken thought tion troops Vice-Admiral voyage Wager Walpole whole wounded
Page 278 - 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 444 - War is a game that, were their subjects wise, Kings would not play at.
Page 216 - 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 109 - 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 42 - 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 475 - 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 264 - 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 377 - 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 346 - 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.