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Memoirs of Admiral Sir Sidney Smith, K. C. B., &c: In Two Volumes, Volum 1
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Pàgina 302 - Petition of the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Commons of the City of London, in Common Council assembled.
Pàgina 394 - The elevated rank which the Princess hold iii this country, and the relation in which she stands to his Majesty and the royal family, must always deeply involve both the interests of the state and the personal feelings of his Majesty, in the propriety and correctness of her conduct.
Pàgina 389 - ... betraying my secret, whether through levity or design, in the quarter where it would be most fatal to me that it should be known, was by making an arrangement which, while all his resentment and anger were fresh and warm about him, would place him frequently, nay, almost daily, at...
Pàgina 74 - ... shewing themselves to be completely intimidated, and very grateful for our humane intentions towards them, in not attempting to burn them with the ship. It was necessary to proceed with precaution, as they were more numerous than ourselves. We at length completed their disembarkation, and then set her on fire. On this occasion, I had nearly lost my valuable friend and assistant Lieutenant Miller, of the Windsor Castle, who had staid so long on board to...
Pàgina 382 - I was there ? whether alone or with my ladies ? or with other company ? whether he told anybody of the circumstance at the time ? or how long after ? whom he told ? whether any inquiries were made in consequence? these, and a thousand other questions, with a view to have penetrated into the mystery of this strange story, and to have tried the credit of this witness, would, I should have thought, have occurred to any one; but certainly must have occurred to persons so experienced and so able...
Pàgina 180 - Tis on the issue of this conflict, that depends the opinion of the multitude of spectators on the surrounding hills, who wait only to see how it ends to join the victor ; and with such a reinforcement for the execution of his known projects, Constantinople and even Vienna must feel the shock.
Pàgina 185 - After this failure the French grenadiers absolutely refused to mount the breach any more over the putrid bodies of their unburied companions, sacrificed in former attacks by Buonaparte's impatience and precipitation, which led him to commit such palpable errors as even seamen could take advantage of.
Pàgina 377 - I should be called upon to account what corner of a sofa I sat upon four years ago, and how close Sir Sidney Smith was sitting to me. I can only solemnly aver to your Majesty, that my conscience supplies me with the fullest means of confidently assuring you, that I never permitted Sir Sidney Smith to sit on any sofa with me in any manner, which in my own judgment was in the slightest degree offensive to the strictest propriety and decorum.
Pàgina 394 - Princess by Lady Douglas. On the other matters produced in the course of the inquiry, the King is advised that none of the facts or allegations stated in preliminary examinations, carried on in the absence of the parties interested, can be considered as legally or conclusively established. But in those examinations, and even in the answer drawn in the name of the princess by her legal advisers, there have appeared circumstances of conduct on...