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MANY lives of NELSON have been written; one is yet

wanting, clear and concise enough to become a manual for the young sailor, which he may carry about with him till he has treasured up the example in his memory and in his heart. In attempting such a work, I shall write the eulogy of our great naval hero; for the best eulogy of NELSON is the faithful history of his actions: and the best history must be that which shall relate them most perspicuously.




Nelson's Birth and Boyhood-He is entered on Board the Raisonnable -Goes to the West Indies in a Merchant-ship; then serves in the Triumph-He sails in Capt. Phipp's Voyage of Discovery-Goes to the East Indies in the Seahorse, and returns in ill Health-Serves as acting Lieutenant in the Worcester, and is made Lieutenant into the Lowestoffe, Commander into the Badger Brig, and Post into the Hinchinbrook--Expedition against the Spanish Main-Sent to the North Seas in the Albemarle-Services during the American War.

HORATIO, Son of Edmund and Catherine Nelson, was born Sept. 29, 1758, in the parsonage house of Burnham Thorpe, a village in the county of Norfolk, of which his father was rector. The maiden name of his mother was Suckling: her grandmother was an elder sister of Sir Robert Walpole, and this child was named after his godfather, the first Lord Walpole. Mrs. Nelson died in 1767, leaving eight, out of eleven, children. Her brother, Capt. Maurice Suckling of the navy, visited the widower upon this event, and promised to take care of one of the boys. Three years afterward, when Horatio was only twelve years of age, being at home during the Christmas holydays, he read in the county newspaper that his uncle was appointed to the Raisonnable, of sixty-four guns. Do, William," said he to a brother who was a year and a half older than himself, "write to my father, and tell him that I should like to go to sea with uncle


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