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THE

LIFE OF NELSON.

CHAPTER I.

Nelson's Birth and Boyhood-He is entered on Board the Raisonnable

-Goes to the West Indies in a Merchant-ship; then serves in the Triumph--He sails in Capt. Phipp's Voyage of Discovery-Goes to the East Indies in the Seahorse, and returns in ill Health--Serves as acting Lieutenant in the Worcester, and is made Lieutenant into the Lowestoffe, Commander into the Badger Brig, and Post into the Hinchinbrook--Expedition against the Spanish Main-Sent to the North Seas in the Albemarle-Services during the American War.

HORATIO, son of Edmund and Catherine Nelson, was born Sept. 29, 1758, in the parsonage house of Burnham Thorpe, a village in the county of Norfolk, of which his father was rector. The maiden name of his mother was Suckling: her grandmother was an elder sister of Sir Robert Walpole, and this child was named after his godfather, the first Lord Walpole. Mrs. Nelson died in 1767, leaving eight, out of eleven, children. Her brother, Capt. Maurice Suckling of the navy, visited the widower upon this event, and promised to take care of one of the boys. Three years afterward, when Horatio was only twelve years of age, being at home during the Christmas holydays, he read in the county newspaper that his uncle was appointed to the Raisonnable, of sixty-four guns. Do, Wil. liam,” said he to a brother who was a year and a half older than himself, “ write to my father, and tell him that I should like to go to sea with uncle DOMESTIC DUTIES; or Instructions to Married Ladies. By Mrs. WILLIAM PARKES. In 1 vol. 12mo. [Stereotyped.]

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“This is a very good book-not calculated, as many may suppose, to promote luxur and excess in eating, but imparting information that will enable housekeepers to dimi. nish their expenses, while they add to their enjoyments."-N. Y. American.

" Dr. Kitchiner's Manual, combining, as it does, for every rank of life, all that is useful in domestic arrangements, with much that is amusing, will, we venture to say, be in possession of every one that can possibly obtain it. The poor man will soon gain from its maxims of frugality more than its cost, and the rich will find its price tenfold in the increased delicacies of his table."-N. Y. Courier and Enquirer.

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GIBBON'S HISTORY of the DECLINE and FALL of the ROMAN EMPIRE. In 4 vols. 8vo, With Plates. [Stereotyped.)

Harper's edition of Gibbon's History is stereotyped, and great care has been taken to rep. der it correct and perfect. The dates originally introduced by the author are preserved in the Tables of Contents prefixed to the Volumes, and also embodied in the text. This will render the present edition decidedly preferable to the Engliso curton in four volumes, as in the latter the dates and Tables of Contents are entirely omitted

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