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Página 156 - And when neither sun nor stars in many days appeared, and no small tempest lay on us, all hope that we should be saved was then taken away.
Página 99 - Called by the wishes of the French nation to occupy the first magistracy of the republic, I think it proper, on entering into office, to make a direct communication of it to your majesty.
Página 71 - I am sorry for it too, but I had rather have lost them both than have seen this dishonour brought upon the English nation ; but — do you hear ? — if another shot should take me off, behave like brave men, and fight it out...
Página 99 - These sentiments cannot be new to the heart of your Majesty, who rule over a free nation with no other view than to render it happy. " Your Majesty will see in this overture only my sincere desire to contribute effectually...
Página 47 - Church preferment;' and in another place (p. 275) says that 'he often lays down with great confidence what turns out afterwards to be wrong.' In the House of Lords he once said that ' he did not know what the mass of the people in any country had to do with the laws but to obey them.
Página 156 - And sounded, and found it twenty fathoms: and when they had gone a little further, they sounded again, and found it fifteen fathoms. 29 Then fearing lest we should have fallen upon rocks, they cast four anchors out of the stern, and wished for the day.
Página 169 - My dear Lord, You have done your part so admirably that I will not suffer you to tarnish it by attempting impossibilities, which I think, as well as those captains who have come from you, any further effort to destroy those ships would be. You must, therefore, join as soon as you can, with the bombs, etc, as I wish for some information, which you allude to, before I close my despatches.
Página 73 - I had little hope on Monday last but to have supped in your cabin ; but it pleased God to order it otherwise. I am thankful for it. As for those cowardly captains who deserted you, hang them up, for, by God, they deserve it. ."Yours,
Página 174 - I think if General Hill's brigade and the advanced guard had moved upon Torres Vedras, as soon as it was certain that the enemy's right had been defeated by our left, and our left had pursued their advantage, the enemy would have been cut off from Torres Vedras, and we should have been at Lisbon before him ; if, indeed, any French army had remained in Portugal.