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Page 143 - Take care of my dear Lady Hamilton, Hardy; take care of poor Lady Hamilton. Kiss me, Hardy ! ' ' said he. Hardy knelt down and kissed his cheek, and Nelson said : "Now I am satisfied. Thank God, I have done my duty I" Hardy stood over him in silence for a moment or two, then knelt again, and kissed his forehead.
Page 142 - Hardy, who was a few steps from him, turning round, saw three men raising him up. "They have done for me at last, Hardy!
Page 143 - Doctor, I have not been a great sinner :" and after a short pause, " Remember that I leave Lady Hamilton and my daughter Horatia as a legacy to my country.
Page 142 - Redoutable, supposing that she had struck, because her great guns were silent; for, as she carried no flag, there was no means of instantly ascertaining the fact. From this ship, which he had thus twice spared, he received his death. A ball...
Page 144 - ... grief. So perfectly, indeed, had he performed his part, that the maritime war after the battle of Trafalgar was considered at an end : the fleets of the enemy were not merely defeated, but destroyed : new navies must be built, and a new race of seamen reared for them, before the possibility of their invading our shores could again be contemplated.
Page 143 - Kiss me, Hardy," said he. Hardy knelt down and kissed his cheek, and Nelson said, " Now I am satisfied. Thank God I have done my duty." Hardy stood over him in silence for a moment or two, then knelt again and kissed his forehead. "Who is that?" said Nelson; and being informed, he replied,
Page 143 - It was soon perceived, upon examination, that the wound was mortal. This, however, was concealed from all except Captain Hardy, the chaplain, and the medical attendants. He himself being certain, from the sensation in his back, and the gush of blood...
Page 123 - I think, from the complexity of its mechanism, and the delicacy of many of its parts, that it should always be liable to derangement, or that it would soon work itself out. Yet shall this wonderful machine go, night and day, for eighty years together, at the rate of a hundred thousand strokes every twenty-four hours, having, at every stroke, a great resistance to overcome ; and shall continue this action for this length of time, without disorder, and without weariness.