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" 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 anyone tarnish it; and may humanity after Victory be the predominant feature in the British Fleet. "
Memoirs of the Life of Vice-Admiral Lord Viscount Nelson - Page 516
by Thomas Joseph Pettigrew - 1849
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The Modern Student's Book of English Literature

Harry Morgan Ayres - English literature - 1924 - 898 pages
...of fourteen. Having seen that all was as it should be, Nelson retired to his cabin, and wrote this horse, — friend, foe, — in one red burial blent...Rhine, Whose breast of waters broadly swells Between 1 French and Spanish. * Nelson's flagship. one tarnish it ; and may humanity after victory be the predominant...
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Kindness to the Dead: And Other Discourses. In Memorium

James Cooper - Sermons, English - 1924 - 152 pages
...wrote in his private cabin in the Victory before the battle joined off the ' Cape of Laurels ' : ' May the great God, whom I worship, grant to my country, and for the benefit of Europe, a great and glorious victory ; and may no misconduct of any one tarnish it ; and may humanity after...
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A History of the English People ...: England in 1815

Elie HalÚvy - Great Britain - 1924
...retired into his cabin and composed the following prayer : " May the great God, whom I worship, grant my country, and for the benefit of Europe in general, a great and glorious victory. . . . Amen. Amen. Amen." ' Very different would have been the language and deaths of French mutineers...
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Improvement Era, Volume 2, Issue 2

Mormons - 1899 - 1146 pages
...fourteen. Having seen that all was as it should be, Nelson retired to his cabin and wrote the following prayer:— May the great God whom I worship, grant...great and glorious victory; and may no misconduct in anyone tarnish it; and may humanity after victory be the predominant feature in the British fleet!...
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The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

Oxford University Press, TME. - Reference - 1999 - 1136 pages
...simple!' letter to Lady Hamilton, i October 1 8c>s, in Robert Southey Life of Nelson ( 1 8 1 3 ) ch. 9 19 May the Great God, whom I worship, grant to my Country and for the benefit of Kurope in general a great and glorious victory; and may no misconduct in anyone tarnish it; and may...
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The Illustrated Companion to Nelson's Navy

Nicholas Blake, Richard Lawrence - History - 2005 - 207 pages
...do not see the signal. ' From a nineteenth-century •Nelson prays before the battle in his cabin. 'May the Great God, whom I worship, grant to my Country, and to the benefit oj Europe in general, agreat and glortous Victory; and may no misconduct in any one...
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Wider horizons: naval policy & international affairs

Sir James Eberle - Admirals - 2007 - 174 pages
...pub that he spent his spare time talking to foxes. Chapter 3 Commander-in-Chief, Naval Home Command "May the great God whom I worship grant to my country...great and glorious victory, and may no misconduct of anyone tarnish it, and may humanity after victory be the predominant feature in the British Fleet."...
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The Living Age ..., Volume 286

1915
...entered the cabin, Nelson had just reduced to writing his great prayer before going into action : — "May the great God whom I worship grant to my country...great and glorious victory ; and may no misconduct in anyone tarnish it; and may humanity after victory be the predominant feature in the British Fleet....
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