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" I had the happiness to command, and judging that the honour of His Majesty's arms, and the circumstances of the war in these seas, required a considerable degree of enterprize, I felt myself justified in departing from the regular system... "
The Life and Reign of William the Fourth - Page 264
by George Newenham Wright, John Watkins - 1837 - 868 pages
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The life of ... Horatio lord viscount Nelson, Volume 1

James Harrison (biographer of Nelson.) - 1806
...confident in the skill, valour, and discipline, of the officers and men I had the happiness to command, and judging that the honour of his majesty's arms, and...circumstances of the war in these seas, required a conciderable degree of enterprize, I felt myself justified in departing from the regular system ; and,...
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Collins's Peerage of England; Genealogical, Biographical, and ..., Volume 5

Arthur Collins - England - 1812
...induced him to make so glorious an attempt, which he foresaw nothing short of success could justify. The honour of his Majesty's arms, and the circumstances of the war in those seas, requiring a considerable degree of enterprize, formed the official defence of the Admiral...
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Peerage of England. ...

Arthur Collins - 1812
...induced him to make so glorious an attempt, which he foresaw nothing short of success could justify. The honour of his Majesty's arms, and the circumstances of the war in those seas, requiring a considerable degree of enterprize, formed the official defence of the Admiral...
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History of the Wars of the French Revolution, from the Breaking Out of the ...

Edward Baines - Europe - 1818
...valour, and discipline of the officers and men under his command, the gallant admiral, judging that tbe honour of his majesty's arms, and the circumstances...himself justifiable in departing from the regular system ; and passing through the enemy's fleet, in a line, formed with the utmost celerity, he attacked, and...
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The Naval History of Great Britain: From the Year MDCCLXXXIII to MDCCCXXII.

Edward Pelham Brenton - Great Britain - 1823
...Jervis observes in his public letter " that he knew the skill and valour he had to depend upon, and also that the honour of his Majesty's arms, and the circumstances of the war in those seas, required a considerable degree of energy :" no time was therefore lost in deliberation...
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The Annual Biography and Obituary, Volume 8

Great Britain - 1824
...confident in the skill, valour, and discipline of the officers and men I had the happiness to command, and judging that the honour of His Majesty's arms, and...war in these seas, required a considerable degree of enterprize, I felt myself justified in departing from the regular system ; and, passing through their...
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The Annual biography and obituary, Volume 8

1824
...ST. VINCENT. his public letter, " that he knew the skill and valour he had to depend upon, and also that the honour of His Majesty's arms, and the circumstances of the war in those seas, required a considerable degree of energy." No time was therefore lost in deliberation ;...
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The Annual Biography and Obituary for the Year ..., Volume 8

Great Britain - 1824
...VOL. VIIT. K his public letter, " that he knew the skill and valour he had to depend upon, and also that the honour of His Majesty's arms, and the circumstances of the war in those seas, required a considerable degree of energy." No time was therefore lost in deliberation ;...
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The Life and Times of "England's Patriot King," William the Fourth: With a ...

John Watkins - Great Britain - 1832 - 780 pages
...Though the British fleet amounted to no more than fifteen sail of the line, its brave commander-in-chicf scorned to retreat, and immediately threw out a signal...and thereby separated onethird of the Spaniards from Jhe main body. After a partial cannonade, which prevented their rej unction till the evening, four...
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Portraits of Illustrious Personages of Great Britain, Volume 12

Edmund Lodge - Great Britain - 1835
...responsibility of engaging them with a force so inferior ; but, as he stated in his public dispatch, " the honour of his Majesty's arms, and the circumstances of" the war in those seas, required a considerable degree of enterprise," and he had a well-founded confidence in...
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