Life and correspondence of John, earl of St. Vincent, Volumen1

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Página 441 - 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 316 - I felt myself justified in departing from the regular system ; and, passing through their fleet, in a line formed with the utmost celerity, tacked, and thereby separated one-third from the main body, after a partial cannonade, which prevented their rejunction till the evening...
Página 317 - 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 20 - 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 424 - ... 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 441 - 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 365 - 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 312 - That is precisely the answer which I expected " from you, Captain Collingwood,
Página 424 - 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 440 - 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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