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Page 349 - Take care of my dear Lady Hamilton, Hardy; take care of poor Lady Hamilton. Kiss me, Hardy ! ' ' said he. Hardy knelt down and kissed his cheek, and Nelson said : "Now I am satisfied. Thank God, I have done my duty I" Hardy stood over him in silence for a moment or two, then knelt again, and kissed his forehead.
Page 150 - The moment he perceived the position of the French that intuitive genius with which Nelson was endowed displayed itself, and it instantly struck him that where there was room for an enemy's ship to swing there was room for one of ours to anchor. The plan which he intended to pursue, therefore, was to keep entirely on the outer side of the French line, and station his ships, as far as he was able, one on the outer bow, and another on the outer quarter, of each of the enemy's. This...
Page 332 - We can, my dear Coll, have no little jealousies. We have only one great object in view, that of annihilating our enemies, and getting a glorious peace for our country. No man has more confidence in another than I have in you; and no man will render your services more justice than your very old friend Nelson and Bronte.
Page 347 - ... ten ships have struck, but five of the van have tacked, and show an intention to bear down upon the Victory. I have called two or three of our fresh ships round, and have no doubt of giving them a drubbing." " I hope," said Nelson, " none of our ships have struck ? " Hardy answered,
Page 147 - Nelson had hardly taken either sleep or food ; he now ordered his dinner to be served, while preparations were making for battle ; and when his officers rose from table, and went to their separate stations, he said to them : ' Before this time to-morrow I shall have gained a peerage, or Westminster Abbey.
Page 335 - 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 ! For myself individually, I commit my life to Him that made me, and may His blessing alight on my endeavors for serving my country faithfully! To Him I resign myself, and the just cause which is entrusted to me to defend. Amen, Amen, Amen.
Page 58 - Thus that acquaintance began which ended in the destruction of Nelson's domestic happiness. It seemed to threaten no such consequences at its commencement. He spoke of Lady Hamilton, in a letter to his wife, as a young woman of amiable manners, who did honour to the station to which she had been raised ; and he remarked, that she had been exceedingly kind to Josiah.
Page 157 - It was soon after nine that the fire on board the Orient broke out. Brueys was dead ; he had received three wounds, yet would not leave his post ; a fourth cut him almost in two. He desired not to be carried below, but to be left to die upon deck.
Page 346 - Hardy, who was a few steps from him, turning round, saw three men raising him up. " They have done for me at last, Hardy,
Page 177 - 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.