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Chapter IX

1805 Sir Robert Calder falls in with the combined Fleets—They form a Junction with the Ferrol Sq...

Chapter VIII

1801 - 1805 Sir Hyde Parker is recalled and Nelson appointed Commander—He goes to Revel—Settleme...

Chapter VII

1800 - 1801 Nelson separates himself from his Wife—Northern Confederacy—He goes to the Baltic, u...

Chapter VI

1798 - 1800 Nelson returns to Naples—State of that Court and Kingdom—General Mack—The French app...

Chapter V

1798 Nelson rejoins Earl St. Vincent in the Vanguard—Sails in Pursuit of the French in Egypt—Ret...

Chapter IV

1796 - 1797 Sir J. Jervis takes the Command—Genoa joins the French—Bounaparte begins his Career—...

Chapter III

1793 - 1795 The Agamemnon sent to the Mediterranean —Commencement of Nelson's Aquaintance with S...

Chapter II

1784 - 1793 Nelson goes to France—Reappointed to the Boreas at the Leeward Islands in the Boreas...

Chapter I

Many Lives of Nelson have been written; one is yet wanting, clear and concise enough to become a ...

113. Locusts and Katydids

Aug. 22.—Reedy monotones of locust, or sounds of katydid—I hear the latter at night, and the othe...

112. A July Afternoon by the Pond

The fervent heat, but so much more endurable in this pure air—the white and pink pond-blossoms, w...

111. Sundown Perfume—Quail-Notes—The Hermit-Thrush

June 19th, 4 to 6 1/2, P. M.—Sitting alone by the creek—solitude here, but the scene bright and v...

On the Persians

Delivered 19 February, 1789. GENTLEMEN, I turn with delight from the vast mountains and barren ...

Of the Independency of Parliament.

Political writers have established it as a maxim, that, in contriving any system of government, a...

The Sceptic.

I have long entertained a suspicion, with regard to the decisions of philosophers upon all subjec...

Of Polygamy and Divorces.

As marriage is an engagement entered into by mutual consent, and has for its end the propagation ...

A Character of Sir Robert Walpole.

What our author's opinion was of the famous minister here pointed at, may be learned from that es...

Of Simplicity and Refinement in Writing.

Fine writing, according to Mr. Addison, consists of sentiments, which are natural, without being ...

Of Superstition and Enthusiasm.

That the corruption of the best things produces the worst, is grown into a maxim, and is commonly...

Of Parties in General.

Of all men, that distinguish themselves by memorable atchievements, the first place of honour see...