The English Illustrated Magazine

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Macmillan and Company, 1897
 

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Page 233 - O'er the deadly space between. " Hearts of oak ! " our captains cried, when each gun From its adamantine lips Spread a death-shade round the ships, Like the hurricane eclipse Of the sun.
Page 668 - The pangs of guilty power or hapless love ; Rest here, distress'd by poverty no more, Here find that calm thou gav'st so oft before; Sleep undisturb'd, within this peaceful shrine, Till angels wake thee with a note like thine ' '.
Page 652 - 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 649 - England has had many heroes ; but never one who so entirely possessed the love of his fellow-countrymen as Nelson. All men knew that his heart was as humane as it was fearless ; that there was not in his nature the slightest alloy of selfishness or cupidity; but that with perfect and entire devotion he served his country with all his heart, and with all his soul, and with all his strength, and therefore they loved him as truly and as fervently as he loved England.
Page 649 - Many were in tears, and many knelt down before him, and blessed him as he passed. England has had many heroes ; but never one who so entirely possessed the love of his fellow-countrymen as Nelson. All men knew that his heart was as humane as it was fearless ; that there was not in his nature the slightest alloy of selfishness or cupidity; but that with perfect and entire devotion...
Page 652 - If your Lordship will permit me to substitute the expects for confides the signal will soon be completed, because the word expects is in the vocabulary, and confides must be spelt.
Page 649 - May the great God, whom I adore, enable me to fulfil the expectations of my 30 country ! and, if it is his good pleasure that I should return, my thanks will never cease being offered up to the throne of his mercy. If it is his good providence to cut short my days upon earth, I bow with the greatest submission ; relying that he will protect those...
Page 26 - What precious moments," said he, "the Courts of Naples and Vienna are losing! Three months would liberate Italy ; but this Court is so enervated, that the happy moment will be lost. I am very unwell ; and their miserable conduct is not likely to cool my irritable temper. It is a country of fiddlers and poets, whores and scoundrels.
Page 362 - The severe and afflicting loss which the nation has sustained by the death of his Majesty, my beloved uncle, has devolved upon me the duty of administering the government of this empire. This awful responsibility...
Page 260 - God be thanked, the meanest of his creatures Boasts two soul-sides, one to face the world with, One to show a woman when he loves her!

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