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The Life of Admiral Viscount Exmouth

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Author: Edward Osler
Published: 1854
Language: English
Wordcount: 80,059 / 242 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 51.8
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 313
Added to site: 2006.03.06
mnybks.net#: 13028
Genre: Biography
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h rewards its exertions. The young officer, who, like him, has devoted himself to an arduous service, with nothing to rely on but his sword, may derive instruction from his example, and encouragement from his success.

Edward Pellew, Viscount Exmouth, descended from a family which was settled in the west of Cornwall for many centuries, but came originally from Normandy, where the name is still met with. After the close of the war he received a letter from a family there, claiming kindred, and offering the name and armorial bearings in proof. The original orthography, "Pelleu," was retained until a comparatively recent period. They are said to have landed at Pengersick Castle, near St. Michael's Mount, and appear to have remained in that part of the county until the beginning of the 17th century. They had a family tomb in Breage, a parish on the eastern side of the Mount's Bay, in which they had acquired property, and they still possess a small estate in that neighbourhood. Part of this early history, it

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