From Howard to Nelson: Twelve Sailors

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John Knox Laughton
Lawrence and Bullen, Limited, 1899 - 476 páginas
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Página 209 - Captains are to look to their particular line as their rallying point. But, in case signals can neither be seen or perfectly understood, no captain can do very wrong if he places his ship alongside that of an enemy.
Página 54 - Wherefore we must have these mutinies and discords that are grown amongst us redressed, for by the life of God it doth even take my wits from me to think of it ; here is such controversy between the sailors and the gentlemen, and such stomaching between the gentlemen and sailors, that it doth even make me mad to hear it.
Página 395 - Goodall backed me ; I got him to write to the Admiral, but it would not do : we should have had such a day, as I believe the annals of England never produced.
Página 187 - An Act to explain and amend an Act made in the twenty-second year of the reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled 'An Act for amending, explaining, and reducing into one Act of Parliament the laws relating to the government of His Majesty's ships, vessels, and forces by sea...
Página 34 - I am driven myself, of force, to come a-land, to see them bestowed in some lodging; and the best I can get is barns and such outhouses; and the relief is small that I can provide for them here. It would grieve any man's heart to see them that have served so valiantly to die so miserably.
Página 33 - The Spaniards had an army aboard them, and he had none ; they had more ships than he had, and of higher building and charging ; so that, had he entangled himself with those great and powerful vessels, he liad greatly endangered this kingdom of England.
Página 27 - ... the shot continued so thick together that it might rather have been judged a skirmish with small shot on land than a fight with great shot on sea...
Página 281 - judged improper, as yet, to send any public ' order upon a business of so delicate a nature, ' which is the reason of my writing to you in ' this manner, and I am satisfied that your ' prudence is such as will not suffer you to ' make any injudicious use of the information ' you now receive. There are some people ' that cannot be trusted with any but public ' orders ; but I have too good an opinion of you ' to rank you among them, and shall think ' this important affair entirely safe under your...
Página 113 - Accordingly, the next morning very early, we entered with the fleet into the harbour, and anchored before their castles, the Lord being pleased to favour us with a gentle gale off the sea, which cast all the smoke upon them, and made our work the more easy.
Página 231 - Down upon the quicksands, roaring out of sight Fiercely beat the storm-wind, darkly fell the night, But they took the foe for pilot and the cannon's glare for light When Hawke came swooping from the West.

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