ter written by Lord Cochrane to the Secretary of State of Brazil on the 3rd of May, 1824. - 400
THOMAS, TENTH EARL OF DUNDONALD.
INTRODUCTION.--LORD COCHRANE'S ANCESTRY.--HIS FIRST OCCUPATIONS IN THE NAVY.--HIS CRUISE IN THE "SPEEDY" AND CAPTURE OF THE "GAMO."--HIS EXPLOITS IN THE "PALLAS."--THE BEGINNING OF HIS PARLIAMENTARY LIFE.--HIS TWO ELECTIONS AS MEMBER FOR HONITON.--HIS ELECTION FOR WESTMINSTER.--FURTHER SEAMANSHIP.--THE BASQUE ROADS AFFAIR.--THE COURT-MARTIAL ON LORD GAMBIER, AND ITS INJURIOUS EFFECTS ON LORD COCHRANE'S NAVAL CAREER.--HIS PARLIAMENTARY OCCUPATIONS.--HIS VISIT TO MALTA AND ITS ISSUES.--THE ANTECEDENTS AND CONSEQUENCES OF THE STOCK EXCHANGE TRIAL.
Thomas, Loud Cochrane, tenth Earl of Dundonald, was born at Annsfield, in Lanark, on the 14th of December, 1775, and died in London on the 31st of October, 1860. Shortly before his death he wrote two volumes, styled "The Autobiography of a Seaman,"
It's too bad nobody has (apparently) transcribed "The Autobiography of a Seaman," which covers the more interesting parts (from our point of view) of Cochrane's career in much more detail. The first chapter here is a brief summary of the adventures of "the Radical peer" who was the prototype of Horatio Hornblower, who was in turn the prototype of Captain Kirk. Yes, this is where it all began! Excellent for content, one point off for stiff style.
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