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" ... receive them. He was not here master of his own movements, as at Egypt; he had won the day by disobeying his orders; and in so far as he had been successful, had convicted the Commander-in-Chief of an error in judgment. " Well," said he, as he left... "
Life of Nelson - Page 120
by Robert Southey - 1828
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Peerage of England. ...

Arthur Collins - 1812
...scene of devastation ; and particularly felt for the blowing up of the Dannebrog. Well (he said), 1 have fought contrary to orders, and I shall perhaps be hanged: never mind, let them. On Lindholm' return, it was agreed that all prizes should be surrendered; and the suspension of hostilities...
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The Eclectic review. vol. 1-New [8th], Volume 1

1814
...ii. p. 121 — 124. After the battle, as he left his ship, he said, in bitter sportiveness : ' Well,. I have fought contrary to orders, and I shall perhaps be hanged. Never mind, let them !' But his services had been too eminent, his judgement too conspicuous, his success too signal, for...
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The Life of Nelson

Robert Southey - Admirals - 1830 - 309 pages
...convicted the commander-in-chief of an error in judgment. " Well," said he, as he left the Elephant, " I have fought contrary to orders, and I shall perhaps...commander, however jealous of his own authority, or envious of another's merits, to express anything but satisfaction and gratitude : which Sir Hyde heartily...
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The Gallery of Portraits: with Memoirs ...

Biography - 1833
...involves a most serious degree of responsibility. " Well," he said, after the battle of Copenhagen, " I have fought contrary to orders, and I shall perhaps be hanged. Never mind, let them." The feeling which prompted these words, though uttered half in jest, can hardly be mistaken. Another...
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The Family Library (Harper)., Volume 6

Child rearing - 1843
...convicted the commander-in-chief of an error in judgment. " Well," said he, as he left the Elephant, " I have fought contrary to orders, and I shall perhaps...commander, however jealous of his own authority, or envious of another's merits, to express anything but satisfaction and gratitude : •which Sir Hyde...
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The Dispatches and Letters of Vice Admiral Lord Viscount Nelson ..., Volume 4

Horatio Nelson Nelson (Viscount), Sir Nicholas Harris Nicolas - Admirals - 1845
...of devastation, and particularly felt for the blowing up of the Dannebrog. ' Well !' he exclaimed, ' I have fought contrary to orders, and I shall perhaps be hanged : never mind, let them.' Lindholm returned to Copenhagen the same evening, when it was agreed that all Prizes should be surrendered,...
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The dispatches and letters of vice admiral ... Nelson, with notes ..., Volume 4

Horatio Nelson (1st visct.) - 1845
...of devastation, and partieularly felt for the blowing up of the Dannebrog. ' Well !' he exclaimed, ' I have fought contrary to orders, and I shall perhaps be hanged : never mind, let them.' Lindholm returned to Copenhagen the same evening, when it was agreed that all Prizes should be surrendered,...
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The dispatches and letters of vice admiral ... Nelson, with notes ..., Volume 4

Horatio Nelson (1st visct.) - 1845
...devastation, and particularly felt for the blowing up of the Dannebrog. ' Well !' he exclaimed, ' 1 have fought contrary to orders, and I shall perhaps be hanged : never mind, let them.' Lindholm returned to Copenhagen the same evening, when it was agreed that all Prizes should be surrendered,...
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The life of Horatio, lord Nelson

1847 - 182 pages
...convicted the commander-in-chief of an error in judgment. ' Well,' said he, as he left the Elephant, ' I have fought contrary to orders, and I shall perhaps be hanged ; never mind, let them ! ' " But little time was now lost in agreeing to the terms of an armistice, by which hostilities ceased...
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England's battles by sea and land, from the commencement of the French ...

William Freke Williams - 1854
...grounded, Nelson proceeded in the London to meet Lindholm. As he quitted the Elephant, " Well," said he, " I have fought contrary to orders, and I shall perhaps be hanged. Never mind — let them."* It was speedily agreed that there should be a suspension of Edward, addressed to Sir Edward Berry),...
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