The Pictorial History of England: Being a History of the People, as Well as a History of the Kingdom : Illustrated with Many Hundred Wood-cuts of Momumental Records, ...
C. Knight, 1844 - Great Britain
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Page 360 - By the struggling moonbeam's misty light And the lantern dimly burning. No useless coffin enclosed his breast, Not in sheet nor in shroud we wound him ; But he lay like a warrior taking his rest, With his martial cloak around him.
Page 188 - my plan of attack, as far as a man dare venture to guess at the very uncertain position the enemy may be found in : but it is to place you perfectly at ease respecting my intentions, and to give full scope to your judgment for carrying them into effect.
Page 359 - It is as well as it is. I had rather it should go out of the field with me;" — and in that manner, so becoming to a soldier, Moore was borne from the fight.
Page 198 - Hamilton therefore a legacy to my king and country, that they will give her an ample provision to maintain her rank in life. 'I also leave to the beneficence of my country my adopted daughter, Horatia Nelson Thompson; and I desire she will use in future the name of Nelson only. 'These are the only favours I ask of my king and country, at this moment when I am going to fight their battle. May God bless my king and country, and all those I hold dear! My relations it is needless to mention: they will,...
Page 56 - I ask to be allowed to display the best energies of my character ; to shed the last drop of my blood in support of your Majesty's person, crown, and dignity; for this is not a war for empire, glory, or dominion, but for existence. In this contest, the lowest and humblest of your Majesty's subjects have been...
Page 188 - Something must be left to chance ; nothing is sure in a sea fight beyond all others. Shot will carry away the masts and yards of friends as well as foes, but I look with confidence to a victory before the van of the enemy could succour their rear...
Page 153 - Chatham) f moved an address to His Majesty, praying that he would be graciously pleased to send a proper force to Gibraltar for its due and efficient defence.
Page 193 - but I bargained for twenty." And then in a stronger voice he said, "Anchor, Hardy, anchor.