Tales, And Miscellaneous Pieces (volume 8); (337 P.)

Paperback | January 16, 2012

byMaria Edgeworth

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1825. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... for nothing but an honourable death. One morning as he was on deck looking through his glass, he called to Walsingham, 'Your eyes are better than mine,' said he; 'look here and tell me, do you see yonder sail--she's French? La Magnanime frigate, if I'm not mistaken.' 'Yes,' said Walsingham, 'I know her by the patch in her mainsail.'--' We'll give her something to do,' said Campbell, though she's so much our superior. Please God, before this sun's over our heads, you shall have her in tow, Walsingham.'--' We shall, I trust,' said Walsingham.--'Perhaps not we, for I own I wish to fall,' said Campbell. 'You are first-lieutenant now; I can't leave my men under better command, and I hope the Admiralty will give you the ship, if you give it to his Majesty.'--Then turning to the sailors, captain Campbell addressed them with a countenance unusually cheerful; and, after a few words of encouragement, gave orders to clear decks for action. 'Walsingham, you'll see to every thing whilst I step down to write.' He wrote, as it was afterwards found, two letters, both concerning Walsingham's interests. The frigate with which they had to engage was indeed far superior to them in force; but Campbell trusted to the good order and steadiness as well as to the courage of his men. The action was long and obstinate. Twice the English attempted to board the enemy, and twice were repulsed. The third time, just as captain Campbell had seized hold of the French colours, which hung in rags over the side of the enemy's ship, he received a wound in his breast, fell back into Walsingham's arms, and almost instantly expired. The event of this day was different from what Campbell had expected, for he Succes, of fifty guns, appeared in sight; and, after a VOL. VIII. J desperate engagement with he...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1825. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... for nothing but an honourable death. One morning as he was on deck looking through his glass, he called to Walsingham, 'Your eyes are...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:84 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:January 16, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217999522

ISBN - 13:9780217999526

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