The Life and Correspondence of the Late Admiral Lord Rodney, Volume 1

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Page 34 - If a man die, shall he live again ? all the days of my appointed time will I wait, till my change come.
Page 265 - The worst of my enemies now allow that I have pitched upon a man who knows his duty, and is a brave, honest, and able officer. I will not tire you with panegyric, but am not the less eager in dealing out to all around me the praises due to your merit.
Page 295 - My eye on them had more dread than the enemy's fire, and they knew it would be fatal. No regard was paid to rank — admirals as well as captains, if out of their station, were instantly reprimanded by signals or messages sent by frigates ; and, in spite of themselves, I taught them to be what they had never been before — officers...
Page 217 - The Prince is quite the officer, never wearing any other dress than his uniform, and his star and garter only when receiving addresses, or on any other public occasion. He has not slept a night out of his ship since his arrival in these seas, until coming into English Harbour, when the ship's heaving down obliged him to be on shore. His Royal Highness...
Page 440 - Cannons, mortars, fire-arms, pistols, bombs, granadoes, bullets, balls, fuzees, flints, matches, powder, saltpetre, sulphur, cuirasses, pikes, swords, belts, pouches, cartouch-boxes, saddles and bridles, in any quantity beyond what may be necessary for the ship's provision, and may properly appertain to and be judged necessary for every man of the ship's crew or for each passenger, shall be deemed ammunition of war ; and if any such...
Page 463 - A ship was driven ashore against one of the buildings of the Naval Hospital, which, by this shock, and by the impetuosity of the wind and sea, was entirely destroyed and swept away.
Page 403 - It has been difficult, very difficult, to find out proper flag officers to serve under you ; some are rendered unfit from their factious connexions, others from infirmity or insufficiency ; and we have at last been obliged to make a promotion in order to do the thing properly.
Page 306 - It is with concern inexpressible, mixed with indignation, that the duty I owe my Sovereign and my country obliges me to acquaint your lordships that during the action with the French fleet, on the tyth, and his Majesty's, the British flag was not properly supported.
Page 463 - All the fruits of the earth, then standing, have been destroyed ; most of the trees of the island have been torn up by the roots ; and (what will give as strong an idea of the force of the wind as any thing) many of them were stripped of their bark.
Page 230 - ... without a thorough change in naval affairs, the discipline of our navy will be lost. I could say much, but will not. You will hear of it from themselves. I have done them all like honour, but it was because I would not have the world believe that there were officers slack in their duty. Keep this to yourself.

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