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Lives of the Most Celebrated British Admirals: Containing a Concise Account ... - Page 52
1808 - 223 pages
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The Life of Mr. Richard Savage, Son of the Earl Rivers

Samuel Johnson - 1777 - 298 pages
...1650-1, Blake, ftitl continuing to cruife in the Mediterranean, met with a French Ship of confiderable Force, and commanded the Captain to come on board,...between the two Nations. The Captain, when he came, was a/ked by him, whether he iwas willing to lay. down hii. Sword, and yield i. which he gallantly refufed,...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: The lives of the most eminent English ...

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - English literature - 1787
...in the Mediterranean, met a French (hip of conlidcrable force, and commanded the captain to com: en board, there being no war declared between the two nations. The captain, when he came, was aikcd by him, whether " he was willing to lay down his fwoai, " and yield;" which he gallantly refufed,...
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Lives of eminent persons. Letters. Prayers

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1792
...February 1650-1, Blake, ftill continuing to cruife in the Mediterranean, met a French fhip of confiderable force, and commanded the captain to come on board,...between the two nations. The captain, when he came, was afked by him, whether " he was willing to lay down " his fword, and yield j" which he gallantly refufed,...
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The Scots Magazine, Volume 19

English literature - 1757
...1650-51, Blake, flill continuing to cruife in the Mediterranean, met with a French (hip of confiderable force, and commanded the captain to come on board,...declared between the two nations. The captain, when lie came, was aficed by him, whether he was willing to lay down his fword, and yield ; which he gallantly...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, L. L. D.: In Twelve Volumes, Volume 12

Samuel Johnson - 1812
...at the Spanish court. In February 1650-1, Blake still continuing to cruise in the Mediterranean, met a French ship of considerable force, and commanded...whether " he was willing to lay down his sword, and yield?" which he gallantly refused, though in his enemy's power. Blake scorning to take advantage of...
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A new and general biographical dictionary

New and general biographical dictionary - 1812
...is grounded. It is said, that while Blake was cruising in the Mediterranean, in February 1650-51, he met with a French ship of considerable force, and...commanded the captain to come on' board, there being then no war declared between the two nations. The captain, when he came, was asked whether " he was...
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The General Biographical Dictionary: Containing an Historical and ..., Volume 5

Alexander Chalmers - Biography - 1812
...is grounded. It is said, that while Blake was cruising in the Mediterranean, in February 1650-51, he met with a French ship of considerable force, and...commanded the captain to come on board, there being then no war declared between the two nations. The captain, when he came, was asked whether " he was...
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The works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 12

Samuel Johnson - Literary Collections - 1816
...the Spanish court. In February 1650-J, Blake still continuing to .cruise in the Mediterranean, met a French ship of considerable force, and commanded...whether " he was willing to lay down *' his sword, and yield?" which he gallantly refused,, though in his enemy's power. Blake, scorning to take advantage...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 12

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1816
...at the Spanish court. In February 1650-1, Blake still continuing to cruise in the Mediterranean, met a French ship of considerable force, and commanded...whether " he was willing to lay down " his sword, and yield?" which he gallantly refused, though in his enemy's power. Blake, scorning to take advantage...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Ll. D.: Containing miscellaneous pieces

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - English literature - 1820
...at the Spanish court. In February 1650-1, Blake still continuing to cruise in the Mediterranean, met a French ship of considerable force, and commanded...whether " he was willing to lay down his sword, and yield ?" which he gallantly refused, though in his enemy's power. Blake, scorning to take advantage...
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