Life and Correspondence of John, Earl of St. Vincent, Volumen1

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Página 293 - I know your character well, but beware how you attempt to excite insubordination in this ship : for I have such confidence in my men, that I am certain I shall hear in an hour of everything you are doing. If you behave well in future, I will treat you like the rest, nor notice here what happened in another ship ; but if you endeavour to excite mutiny, mark me well, I will instantly head you up in a cask, and throw you into the sea.
Página 189 - Spanish fleet opposed to me, amounting to twenty-seven sail of the line ; and an account of the killed and wounded in his Majesty's ships, as well as in those taken from the enemy. The moment the latter (almost totally dismasted) and His Majesty's ships the Captain and Culloden, are in a state to put to sea, I shall avail myself of the first favourable wind, to proceed off Cape St. Vincent, in my way to Lisbon. " Captain Calder, whose able assistance has greatly contributed to the public service...
Página 2 - I would never draw another bill without a certainty of its being paid. I immediately changed my mode of living, quitted my mess, lived alone, and took up the ship's allowance, which I found quite sufficient ; washed and mended my own clothes ; made a pair of trousers out of the ticking of my bed ; and having by these means saved as much money as would redeem my honour, I took up my bill, and from that time to this I have taken care to keep within my means.
Página 276 - ... other, and at length for a Lieutenant. Captain Collingwood, who had been observing this in silence, ordered his boat to be manned, as he would go too. On his arrival on board, he desired the Lieutenant, when the order was copied, to bring it to him ; and he read it while he was walking the quarter-deck with Lord St. Vincent and Sir Robert Calder. It was merely an order for the Excellent to receive on board two bags of onions for the use of the sick ; and on seeing it he exclaimed, " Bless me...
Página xxv - I had a dirk, and a gold-laced hat ; and in this costume my uncle caused me to be introduced to my patroness, Lady Burlington. Here I acquitted myself but badly. I lagged behind my uncle, and held by the skirt of his coat. Her ladyship, however, insisted on my coming forward, shook hands with me, and told me I had chosen a very honourable profession. She then gave Mr Parker a note to Commodore George Townshend, who lived in one of the small houses in Charles Street, Berkeley Square, desiring that...
Página 227 - A court-martial was ordered for the following day, and when the prisoners crossed the quarter-deck to go into the boat and be conveyed to the flagship of the second in command, Lord St. Vincent thus addressed them — " My Friends — I hope you are innocent ; but if guilty, I recommend you instantly to set about making your peace with GOD; for if you are condemned, and there is daylight to hang you, you will die this day.
Página 293 - On one occasion, a seaman was sent from the Romulus, who had pointed one of the forecastle guns, shotted to the muzzle, at the quarter-deck, and standing by it with a match, declared that he would fire at the officers, unless he received a promise that no punishment should be inflicted upon him. On his arrival on board the Excellent, Captain Collingwood, in the presence of many of the sailors, said to him, with great sternness of manner, " I know your character well, but beware how you attempt to...
Página 184 - That is precisely the answer which I expected " from you, Captain Collingwood,
Página 276 - On one occasion, the Excellent was directed to weigh when off Cadiz, and to close with the Admiral's ship, and in running down, the signal was made five or six times for altering the course, first on one side and then on the other, and at length for a Lieutenant. Captain Collingwood, who had been observing this in silence, ordered his boat to be manned, as he would go too. On his arrival on board, he desired the Lieutenant, when the order was copied, to bring it to...
Página 292 - Collingwood,' he used to say, ' and he will bring them to order.' On one occasion, a seaman was sent from the Romulus, who had pointed one of the forecastle guns, shotted to the muzzle, at the quarter-deck, and standing by it with a match, declared...

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