An Auto-biographical Memoir of Sir John Barrow, Bart., Late of the Admiralty: Including Reflections, Observations, and Reminiscences at Home and Abroad, from Early Life to Advanced Age
John Murray, 1847 - 515 pages
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Page 83 - Nebuchadnezzar the king sent to gather together the princes, the governors, and the captains, the judges, the treasurers, the counsellors, the sheriffs, and all the rulers of the provinces, to come to the dedication of the image which Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up.
Page 493 - The Edinburgh Review had become such as to render it impossible for me to continue a contributor to it. — Now, it is such as I can no longer continue to receive or read it.
Page 281 - May the Great God, whom I worship, grant to my Country, and for the benefit of Europe in general, a great and glorious Victory; and may no misconduct in any one tarnish it; and may humanity after Victory be the predominant feature in the British Fleet. For myself, individually, I commit my life to Him, who made me, and may his blessing light upon my endeavours for serving my Country faithfully. To him I resign myself and the just cause which is entrusted to me to defend. Amen. Amen. Amen.
Page 282 - Sir, we have gained a great victory, but we have lost Lord Nelson.
Page 218 - It seem'd the general air, From pole to pole, from Atlas to the east, Was then at enmity with English blood. For, but the race of England, all were safe In foreign climes ; nor did this Fury taste The foreign blood which England then contain'd. Where should they fly ? The circumambient heaven Involved them still ; and every breeze was bane.
Page 86 - ... resembling that which the Emperor delivered to me yesterday for the king. " It would be an endless task were I to attempt a detail of all the wonders of this charming place. There is no beauty of distribution, no feature of amenity, no reach of fancy, which embellishes our pleasure-grounds in England, that is not to be found here.
Page 279 - Merton, where I left all which I hold dear in this world, to go to serve my King and country. May the great God whom I adore enable me to fulfill the expectations of my country ! And if it is His good pleasure that I should return, my thanks will never cease being offered up to the throne of His mercy. If it is His good providence to cut short my days upon earth...
Page 390 - Salomon de Caus ; he came from Normandy four years ago, to present to the King a statement of the wonderful effects that might be produced from his invention.