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" I can never think that a loss, which the performance of my duty has occasioned ; and so long as I have a foot to stand on, I will combat for my king and country. "
The Monthly Visitor, and Entertaining Pocket Companion - Page 387
1801
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The Orthodox churchman's magazine; or, A Treasury of divine and ..., Volume 9

1805
...king tenderly expressed his concern at the misfortune which had befallen liim ; to whom Sir Horario replied, " may it please your majesty, I can never...to stand on, I will combat for my king and country !" April 1st, 1798, he sailed with a convoy for Lisbon, and on the 129th joined Earl St. Vincent before...
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The European Magazine, and London Review, Volume 39

1801
...that a lofs which the performance of my duty has occalioned } and io long as I have u foot to ftand on, I will combat for my King and country." Previous to, the ifluing of a grant which fecured to this gallant OlHcer fome public remuneration for the hardIhips...
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The British trident; or, Register of naval actions, from ... the ..., Volume 4

Archibald Duncan - 1805
...doublless deprive the nation of his future services. Sir Horatio replied, with a dignified emphasis, " May it please your Majesty, I can never think that...stand on, I will combat for my king and country." Soon after this, our gallant admiral received a pension of one thousand pounds per annum, inconsequence,...
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The Monthly Mirror: Reflecting Men and Manners: With Strictures ..., Volume 20

1805
...hand" replied Sir Horatio, "as 1 hare the honour of presenting Captain Kerry to you ; and besides, may it please your majesty, I can never think that...performance of my duty has occasioned; and so long as I have afoot to stand on, I will combat for my king and country." It was in consequence of the wounds he received...
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The life of ... Horatio lord viscount Nelson, Volume 1

James Harrison (biographer of Nelson.) - 1806
...expression, in the following energetic and affectionate speech — " May it please your ma" jesty, I can never think that a loss, which the " performance of my duty has occasioned ; and, " while I have a foot to stand on, I will combat for " my king and country !" His majesty appeared...
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The British Plutarch [by T. Mortimer].

Thomas Mortimer - 1810
...gallant and undaunted hero leplied, with all the fire and enthusiam peculiar to his character, " / can never think that a loss which the performance of my duty has occasitned; and so long as I have a fi,ot to stand on, I •will combat for my king and country." As...
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The General Biographical Dictionary: Containing an Historical and Critical ...

Alexander Chalmers - 1815
...deprive the country of his future services. " May it please your majesty," replied the admiral, i' I can never think that a loss, which the performance...; and so long as I have a foot to stand on, I will comhat for my king and country." Among other marks of national gratitude, it was intended to bestow...
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The General Biographical Dictionary, Volume 23

Alexander Chalmers - 1815
...might deprive the country of his future services. "May it please your majesty," replied the admiral, "I can never think that a loss, which the performance of my duty has occasioned ; and so long as 1 have a foot to stand on, I will- combat for my king and qeuntry." Among . other marks of national...
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The General Biographical Dictionary:: Containing an Historical and Critical ...

1815
...might deprive the country of his future services. " May it please your majesty," replied the admiral, " I can never think that a loss, which the performance of my duty has occasioned ; and so long as 1 have a foot to stand on, I will comhat for my king and country." Among other marks of national gratitude,...
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History of the French revolution, and of the wars resulting from that ...

John James M'Gregor - 1816
...his country might be deprived of bis services in future. To this Sir Horatio spiritedly replied, " I can never think that a loss which the performance of my duty has.occasioned ; and so long as I have a foot to stand on, I will fight for my King and country." No...
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