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Memoirs of Admiral Sir Sidney Smith, K. C. B., &c: In Two Volumes, Volum 1
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Pàgina 304 - Petition of the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Commons of the City of London, in Common Council assembled.
Pàgina 391 - ... 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 384 - 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 76 - ... 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 182 - 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 396 - 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...
Pàgina 56 - I advanced with three or four hundred grenadiers, unperceived, through a boyau covered with olive-trees, which communicated with the battery, and commenced a terrible fire upon his troops. The English, astonished, at first supposed that the Neapolitans, who had the lines on the right, had mistaken them for French, and said, it is those canaglie of Neapolitans who are firing upon us (for even at that time your troops despised the Neapolitans).
Pàgina 371 - ... further, Mrs. Lisle says that the Princess at one time appeared to like Sir John and Lady Douglas. " I have seen Sir Sidney Smith there very late in the evening, but not alone with the Princess.
Pàgina 178 - English were on the breach, quitted his station, where, according to the ancient Turkish custom, he was sitting to reward such as should bring him the heads of the enemy, and distributing musket cartridges with his own hands. The energetic old man, coming behind us, pulled us down with violence ; saying, if any harm happened to his English friends, all was lost.