The Life of Nelson

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Harper, 1836 - 309 sider
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Side 300 - Hardy ; and as that officer, though often sent for, could not leave the deck, Nelson feared that some fatal cause prevented him, and repeatedly cried : " Will no one bring Hardy to me ? He must be killed ! He is surely dead...
Side 302 - 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.
Side 300 - you can do nothing for me." — All that could be done was to fan him with paper, and frequently to give him lemonade to alleviate his intense thirst. He was in great pain, and expressed much anxiety for the event of the action, which now began to declare itself. As often as a ship struck, the crew of the victory...
Side 300 - 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,
Side 220 - A shot through the mainmast knocked the splinters about ; and he observed to one of his officers with a smile, " It is warm work ; and this day may be the last to any of us at a moment : ' and then stopping short at the gangway, added, with emotion — ' But mark you ! I would not be elsewhere for thousands.
Side 301 - Hardy, some fifty minutes after he had left the cockpit, returned; and, again taking the hand of his dying friend and commander, congratulated him on having gained a complete victory. How many of the enemy were taken he did not know, as it was impossible to perceive them distinctly: but fourteen or fifteen at least. "That's well," cried Nelson, "but I bargained for twenty.
Side 111 - Success attend Admiral Nelson ! God bless Captain Miller ! We thank them for the officers they have placed over us. We are happy and comfortable, and will shed every drop of blood in our veins to support them ; and the name of the Theseus shall be immortalised as high as the Captain's.
Side 295 - A long swell was setting into the bay of Cadiz: our ships, crowding all sail, moved majestically before it, with light winds from the south-west. The sun shone on the sails of the enemy ; and their well-formed line, with their numerous three-deckers, made an appearance which any other assailants would have thought formidable ; — but the British sailors only admired the beauty and the splendour of the spectacle...
Side 307 - What the country had lost in its great naval hero — the greatest of our own and of all former times — was scarcely taken into the account of grief. So perfectly indeed had he performed his part, that the maritime war, after the battle of Trafalgar, was considered at an end : the fleets of the enemy were not merely defeated, but destroyed...
Side 299 - Hardy, who was a few steps from him, turning round, saw three men raising him up. 'They have done for me at last, Hardy,

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