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Página 733 - Chief, the loss of a Hero, whose name will be immortal, and his memory ever dear to his country, but my heart is rent with the most poignant grief for the death of a friend, to whom, by many years intimacy, and a perfect knowledge of the virtues of his mind, which inspired ideas superior to the common race of men, I was bound by the strongest ties of affection; a grief to which even the glorious occasion in which he fell, does not bring the consolation which, perhaps, it ought...
Página 733 - I fear the numbers that have fallen will be found very great, when the returns come to me; but it having blown a gale of wind ever since the action, I have not yet had it in my power to collect any reports from the ships. The Royal Sovereign, having lost her masts, except the tottering foremast, I called the Euryalus to me, while the...
Página 731 - I cannot resist the pleasure I have in making it known to their lordships. The Temeraire was boarded by accident, or design, by a French ship on one side and a Spaniard on the other ; the contest was vigorous ; but in the end the combined ensigns were torn from the poop, and the British hoisted in their places.
Página 733 - Commander-in-chief, who fell in the action of the 21st, in the arms of Victory, covered with glory, — whose memory will be ever dear to the British Navy and the British Nation, whose zeal for the honour of his King and for the interest of his Country, will be ever held up as a shining example for a British seaman...
Página 731 - His plan of defence was as well conceived and as original as the plan of attack. He formed the fleet in a double line, every alternate ship being about a cable's length to windward of her second ahead and astern. Nelson, certain of a triumphant issue to the day, asked Blackwood what he should consider as a victory.
Página 731 - M northward, and formed their line of battle with great closeness and correctness ; but as the mode of attack was unusual, so the structure of their line was new, — it formed a crescent convexing to leeward, so that in leading down to their centre, I had both their van and rear abaft the beam.
Página 729 - Lord Viscount Nelson, who, in the late conflict with the enemy, fell in the hour of victory, leaves to me the duty of informing my Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, that on the 19th instant, it was communicated to the...