Nelson and his companions in arms by John Knox LaughtonNelson and his companions in arms by John Knox Laughton

Nelson and his companions in arms

byJohn Knox Laughton

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1896. Excerpt: .... CAPTAIN BLACKWOOD 161 ledgments. "Is there," he wrote, "a sympathy which ties men together in the bonds of friendship without having a personal knowledge of each other? If so (and I believe it was so to you), I was your friend and acquaintance before I saw you. Your conduct and character on the late glorious occasion stamps your fame beyond the reach of envy; it was like yourself; it was like the Penelope. Thanks; and say everything kind for me to your brave officers and men.... I shall see you very soon, either here or at Malta; but in every situation I am your sincere and attached friend...." Blackwood, a younger brother of the second Lord Dufferin, and grand-uncle of the present Marquis, was in after years more intimately associated with Nelson. At the peace he was made a baronet, later on a K.C.B., and died of scarlet fever, at the age of sixty-two, in 1832. The capture of the last of the "Egyptian fleet" seemed to Nelson a fitting occasion for him to ask permission to resign his command; but, before he L received the letter, Lord Spencer had written, suggesting, in friendly terms, that it would be better he should do so if his health would not permit him to undertake active service. It was, he thought, unadvisable for him to remain inactive at Palermo. So it was agreed that Nelson should go home, and in company with the Hamiltons; Sir William having, to his disgust, been superseded somewhat summarily, in consequence, there can be little doubt, of a feeling that, under the influence of his wife, he had become very much a tool in the hands of the Queen. Nelson was very anxious that they should all go together in the Foudroyant, but to this Keith would not consent. His force had just been diminished by the loss of the Queen Charlotte, which had been ac...
Title:Nelson and his companions in armsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:74 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217518354

ISBN - 13:9780217518352