The British trident; or, Register of naval actions, from ... the Spanish armada to the present time, Volume 6

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Page 174 - Majesty's pacific negotiations with other Powers. It never will be endured by His Majesty that any Government shall indemnify itself for the humiliation of subserviency to France, by the adoption of an insulting and peremptory tone towards Great Britain. His Majesty...
Page 131 - Council, to order, and it is hereby ordered, that no vessel shall be permitted to trade from one port to another, both which ports shall belong to, or be in the possession of France or her allies, or shall be so far under their control as that British vessels may not freely trade thereat...
Page 115 - ... no instance of punishment for past wrongs has taken place. At length, a deed, transcending all we have hitherto seen or suffered, brings the public sensibility to a serious crisis, and our forbearance to a necessary pause. A frigate of the United States, trusting to a state of peace, and leaving her...
Page 165 - Russian empire, would have induced his imperial majesty to extricate himselffrom the embarrassment of those new counsels and connections which he had adopted in a moment of despondency and alarm, and to return to a policy more congenial to the principles which he has so invariably professed, and more conducive to the honour of his crown, and to the prosperity of his dominions.
Page 171 - Russia might entertain of the transactions at Copenhagen could be such as to preclude His Imperial Majesty from undertaking, at the request of Great Britain, that same office of mediator, which he had assumed with so much alacrity on the behalf of France. Nor can His Majesty forget that the first symptoms of reviving confidence, since the Peace of Tilsit, the only prospect of success in the endeavours of His Majesty's Ambassador to restore the ancient good understanding between Great Britain and...
Page 114 - ... have observed with good faith the neutrality they assumed, and they believe that no instance of a departure from its duties can be justly imputed to them by any nation.
Page 61 - They opened their fire on our ships as they continued to pass in succession, although I was happy in observing that the very spirited return it met with had so considerably diminished its force, that the effect on the sternmost ships could not have been so severe.
Page 167 - Russia, and solely for the purpose of maintaining Russian interests against the influence of France. If, however, the peace of Tilsit is indeed to be considered as the consequence and the punishment of the imputed inactivity of Great Britain, his majesty cannot but regret that the emperor of Russia should have resorted to so precipitate and fatal a measure, at the moment when he had received distinct assurances, that his majesty was making the most strenuous exertions to fulfil the wishes and expectations...
Page 135 - We come therefore to your shores, inhabitants of Zealand ! not as enemies, but in self-defence, to prevent those who have so long disturbed the peace of Europe, from compelling the force of your navy to be turned against us.
Page 115 - ... Hospitality under such circumstances ceases to be a duty, and a continuance of it with such uncontrolled abuses would tend only by multiplying injuries and irritations, to bring on a rupture between the two nations. This extreme resort is equally opposed to the interests of both, as it is to assurances of the most friendly dispositions on the part of the British Government, in the midst of which this outrage has been committed.

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