Memoirs of Admiral Sir Sidney Smith, K. C. B., &c, Volumen 2

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R. Bentley, 1839
 

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Página 103 - I have the honour to acquaint you, for the information of my Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, that at 5 o'clock PM on the 6th of August last, in latitude 24° 44...
Página 348 - Edward, lion Richard, hear ! At Albion's call your crested pride resume, And burst the marble slumbers of the tomb ! Your sons behold, in arm, in heart the same, Still press the footsteps of parental fame, To Salem still their generous aid supply, And pluck the palm of Syrian chivalry ! When he, from towery Malta's yielding isle, And the green waters of reluctant Nile, Th...
Página 404 - The present moment, which is destined for the punishment of the Beys, has been long anxiously expected. The Beys, coming from the mountains of Georgia and Bajars, have desolated this beautiful country.
Página 349 - Th' apostate chief, — from Misraim's subject shore To Acre's walls his trophied banners bore ; When the pale desert mark'd his proud array, And desolation hoped an ampler sway ; What hero then triumphant Gaul dismay 'd ? What arm repell'd the victor Renegade ? Britannia's champion ! — bathed in hostile blood, High on the breach the dauntless Seaman stood : Admiring Asia saw th' unequal fight, E'en the pale Crescent bless'd the Christian's might.
Página 99 - Portuguese force was made wholly on the coast, while the land-side was left totally unguarded. British subjects of all descriptions were detained ; and it therefore became necessary to inform the Portuguese government, that the case had arisen which required, in obedience to my instructions, that I should declare the Tagus in a state of blockade...
Página 100 - Portuguese government, menaced as it was by the powerful arms and baneful influence of the enemy, I thought it my duty to adopt the means open to us, of endeavouring to induce the Prince Regent of Portugal to re-consider his decision ' to unite himself with the continent of Europe...
Página 110 - Captain and you are also to observe and follow such Orders and Directions as you shall from time to time receive from...
Página 50 - Rear-Admiral was then to destroy them, which was most rapidly effected ; as in less than four hours the whole of them had exploded, except a small corvette, and a gun-boat, which it was thought proper to preserve. I inclose to your Lordship a statement of their number, and when I add also an account of the loss His Majesty's ships have sustained, I cannot help expressing my satisfaction that we...
Página 88 - This morning the Portuguese Fleet left the Tagus. I had the honour to accompany the Prince in his passage over the bar. The Fleet consisted of eight sail of the line, four large frigates, several armed brigs, sloops, and corvettes, and a number of Brazil ships, amounting, I believe, to about thirty-six sail in all.
Página 99 - I detailed to you, for the information of my Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, the proceedings of...

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