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The King's Own

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Published: 1830
Language: English
Wordcount: 151,451 / 441 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 55.5
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 827
Added to site: 2007.05.22
mnybks.net#: 17063
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atter myself much good may result from your example, by bringing those deluded people to a sense of the duty which they owe, not only to their king and country, but to themselves.

"The British navy has ever been the support of that liberty which has been handed down to us by our ancestors, and which I trust we shall maintain to the latest posterity--and that can only be done by unanimity and obedience. This ship's company, and others, who have distinguished themselves by loyalty and good order, deserve to be, and doubtless will be, the favourites of a grateful nation. They will also have, from their inward feelings, a comfort which will be lasting, and not like the floating and false confidence of those who have swerved from their duty.

"It has often been my pride with you to look into the Texel, and see a foe which dreaded coming out to meet us. My pride is now humbled indeed! our cup has overflowed, and made us wanton--the All-wise Providence has given us this check as a warning, and I hope we

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