Biographia navalis; or, Impartial memoirs of the lives ... of officers of the navy of Great Britain from ... 1660, Volumen4

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Página 342 - King's feet, entreating him to take both away, if they could forward his service : and, at the same time, assuring His Majesty he would never prove himself unworthy of the former honours he had received, by ending the remnant of a long life on a pension, or accepting of a peerage, obtained by political arrangement.
Página 170 - 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 151 - Intrepid's place. I found the enemy edged away conftantly ; and as they went three feet to our one, they would never permit our...
Página 342 - Generalship of the Marines, together with his rank in the navy, at the King's feet, entreating him to take both away, if they could forward...
Página 222 - Joseph, and to two ships that guarded the mouth of the harbour, which he sustained for many hours that day, and part of the next, with uncommon intrepidity. As he was giving his...
Página 171 - The lords of the admiralty, instead of complying with the request of the court-martial, transmitted their letter to the king, with copies of their proceedings, and a letter from themselves to his majesty, specifying a doubt with regard to the legality of the sentence, as the crime of negligence, for which the admiral had been condemned, was not expressed in any part of the proceedings. At the same time, copies of two petitions from George lord viscount Torrington, in behalf...
Página 279 - ... fired, but, blowing hard, want of knowledge of the coast, and whether they were fired by a friend or an enemy, prevented all means of relief. By daybreak of the 2ist we discovered one of our ships (the Resolution] dismasted, ashore on the Four.
Página 150 - French fhips to begin the engagement, which they did, by raking ours as they went down ; I bore down on the fhip that lay oppofite me, and began to engage him, after having received the fire for fome time in going down. The Intrepid
Página 222 - And ripe his worth, tho' immature his fate ; Each tender grace that joy and love infpires, Living, he mingled with his martial fires ; Dying, he bid Britannia's thunder roar, And Spain ftill felt him, when he breath'd no more.
Página 151 - I could not again clofe the enemy, whofe van were fairly drove from their line; but their admiral was joining them by bearing away. By this time it was...

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