The Life and Character of Stephen Decatur; Late Commodore and Post-captain in the Navy of the United States, and Navy-commissioner: Interspersed with Brief Notices of the Origin, Progress, and Achievements of the American Navy
Clark & Lyman, 1822 - 378 pages
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Page 5 - TO THE SECOND EDITION, THE rapid sale of the first Edition of this Volume, was the inducement for publishing the present very large Edition.
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Page 288 - Of things that terminate in human life, the world is the proper judge ; to despise its sentence, if it were possible, is not just ; and if it were just, is not possible. Pope was far enough from this unreasonable temper : he was sufficiently a fool to Fame, and his fault was, that he pretended to neglect it.
Page 367 - Navy, the chief officer of which shall be called the Secretary of the Navy, whose duty it shall be to execute such orders as he shall receive from the President of the United States, relative to the procurement of naval stores and materials and the construction, armament, equipment and employment of vessels of war, as well as all other matters connected with the naval establishment of the United States.