by Charlotte Hawkey (9781150689055)

Charlotte Hawkey
Release Date: 22 December 2009
Format: Paperback / softback
Pages: 70
Category: History
ISBN: 9781150689055
ISBN-10: 1150689056

General Books publication date: 2009 Original publication date: 1871 Original Publisher: Privately printed for Mrs. Charlotte Hawkey Subjects: History / General Literary Criticism / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh Notes: This is a black and white OCR reprint of the original. It has no illustrations and there may be typos or missing text. When you buy the General Books edition of this book you get free trial access to where you can select from more than a million books for free. Excerpt: CHAPTER V. WAR AND PEACE. ' War calls forth the great virtues and efforts which would sleep in the gentle bosom of peace -- it produces animation, energy, enterprise, and success.' -- Speech of one of the Delegates to the American Congress of 1775. I Am sometimes more than half inclined to believe that the ancient Roman method of measuring time by lustres must have been founded on some occult principle which has not been explained to us. In my own case these periods are well denned during a long succession of years, by the occurrence at every such interval of some event, which, elevating itself above the tide of ordinary circumstance, remained visible to mark its ebb and flow. Of the third of these landmarks it might be said that the foundation was laid with weeping, as, about the period at which it commenced, one of my dear brothers, Lieutenant Joseph Hawkey of the Eoyal Navy, was killed in action while commanding a successful attack on a Eussian flotilla in the Gulf of Finland. If it were possible that any words of mine could do adequate justice to his memory, the testimony of a sister might still be suspected of partiality. But no such idea can be attached to that so nobly borne to his merit, both in public and in private, by the late Admiral Sir Byam Martin, commander- of the British fleet, under whose orders Lieutenant Hawkey was serving at the time he was killed. Admiral Martin, in his despatches published in the' London Gazette' of Augus...

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