The Naval History of Great Britain: From the Year MDCCLXXXIII to MDCCCXXII.

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Página 542 - Lord Nelson has directions to spare Denmark when no longer resisting. But if the firing is continued on the part of Denmark, Lord Nelson will be obliged to set on fire all the floating batteries he has taken, without having the power of saving the brave Danes who have defended them.
Página 325 - The enemy were moored in a strong line of battle for defeuding the entrance of the bay of Shoals, flanked by numerous gun-boats, four frigates, and a battery of guns and mortars...
Página 325 - The ships of the enemy, all but their two rear ships, are nearly ilismasted ; and those two, with two frigates, I am sorry to say, made their escape, nor was it, I assure you, in my power to prevent them. Captain Hood most handsomely endeavoured to do it, but I had no ship in a condition to support the Zealous, and I was obliged to call her in.
Página 505 - How can the two most enlightened nations of Europe, powerful and strong beyond what their safety and independence require, sacrifice to ideas of vain greatness the benefits of commerce, internal prosperity, and the happiness of families?
Página 158 - I had the happiness to command, and judging that the honour of his majesty's arms, and the circumstances of the war in these seas, required a considerable degree of enterprize, I felt myself justified in departing from the regular system...
Página 332 - L'Orient, that when you have finished your military career in this world, you may be buried in one of your trophies. But that that period may be far distant, is the earnest wish of your sincere friend, Benjamin Hallowell.
Página 505 - Called by the wishes of the French nation to occupy the first magistracy of the republic, I think it proper, on entering into office, to make a direct communication of it to your majesty.
Página 181 - I think it proper to mention that some of our citizens resident abroad have fitted out privateers, and others have voluntarily taken the command, or entered on board of them, and committed spoliations on the commerce of the United States.
Página 110 - Vice-Admiral Onslow, in the Monarch, bore down on the Enemy's Rear in the most gallant Manner, his Division following his Example ; and the Action commenced about Forty Minutes past Twelve o'Clock. The Venerable soon got through the Enemy's Line, and I began a close action, with my Division on their Van, which lasted near Two Hours and a Half...
Página 505 - Are there no means of coming to an understanding ? How can the two most enlightened nations of Europe, powerful and strong beyond what their safety and independence require, sacrifice to ideas of vain greatness, the benefits of commerce, internal prosperity, and...

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