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The Battle Of The Nile

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'Twas on the 18th of August in the year of 1798,
That Nelson saw with inexpressible delight
The City of Alexandria crowded with the ships of France,
So he ordered all sail to be set, and immediately advance.

And upon the deck, in deep anxiety he stood,
And from anxiety of mind he took but little food;
But now he ordered dinner and prepared without delay,
Saying, I shall gain a peerage to-morrow, or Westminster Abbey.

The French had found it impossible to enter the port of Alexandria,
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Dr Antony Theodore 23 June 2020

As soon as Nelson perceived the position of the enemy, His active mind soon formed a plan immediately; As the plan he thought best, as far as he could see, Was to anchor his ships on the quarter of each of the enemy. murder, annihilation, wars. destruction. who won, who failed. tony

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