The Struggle for Sea Power, Book IV of the Story of the World

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Cosimo, Inc., Jan 1, 2013 - History - 248 pages
"Covers the history of the world from the American Revolution to Waterloo--from 1745-1815--and includes tales of: the black hole of Calcutta; George Washington, solider and patriot; how Pitt saved England; The Declaration of Independence and much more."--Cover back.

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Contents

I
1
II
7
III
11
IV
16
V
20
VI
24
VII
27
VIII
34
XXVI
126
XXVII
132
XXVIII
136
XXIX
141
XXX
146
XXXI
150
XXXII
156
XXXIII
160

IX
39
X
44
XI
50
XII
55
XIII
60
XIV
65
XV
69
XVI
75
XVII
81
XVIII
85
XIX
90
XX
94
XXI
101
XXII
107
XXIII
112
XXIV
116
XXV
121
XXXIV
165
XXXV
170
XXXVI
174
XXXVII
179
XXXVIII
183
XXXIX
189
XL
195
XLI
199
XLII
203
XLIII
209
XLIV
214
XLV
218
XLVI
223
XLVII
230
XLVIII
235
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Page 169 - I hope the people of England will be satisfied!" "I hope my country will do me justice!
Page 169 - We thought, as we hollowed his narrow bed, And smoothed down his lonely pillow, That the foe and the stranger would tread o'er his head, And we far away on the billow ! Lightly they'll talk of the spirit that's gone, And o'er his cold ashes upbraid him, — But little he'll reck, if they let him sleep on In the grave where a Briton has laid him.
Page 129 - May the great God whom I worship, grant to my country, and for the benefit of Europe in general, a great and glorious victory, and may no misconduct in any one tarnish it, and may humanity after victory be the predominant feature in the British fleet!
Page 141 - Where he greatly stood at bay, Whence he issued forth anew, And ever great and greater grew, Beating from the wasted vines Back to France...
Page 165 - Slowly and sadly we laid him down, From the field of his fame fresh and gory; We carved not a line, and we raised not a stone, But we left him alone with his glory.
Page 24 - Resolved, That a committee, in conjunction with one from the Senate, be appointed to consider on the most suitable manner of paying honor to the memory of the man, first in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his fellow-citizens.
Page 22 - Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire, called conscience.
Page 169 - By the struggling moonbeam's misty light And the lantern dimly burning. No useless coffin enclosed his breast, Nor in sheet nor in shroud we wound him; But he lay like a warrior taking his rest With his martial cloak around him. Few and short were the prayers we said, And we spoke not a word of sorrow, But we steadfastly gazed on the face of the dead, And we bitterly thought of the morrow.
Page 138 - Burke, moved even to tears, exclaimed, "It is not a chip of the old block; it is the old block itself.

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