Memoirs of Admiral the Right Honble; Sir Astley Cooper Key, G. C. B., D. C. L., F. R. S., Etc (Classic Reprint)

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Of all the prominent men who have led the navy in my time, I was best acquainted with the subject of this Memoir, and with Sir Geoffrey Hornby. I do not think it is altogether fancy which has led me to see almost an infinite number of parallelisms in character between Sir Cooper Key and Nelson, and between Sir Geoffrey Hornby and Jervis. Each of these men had a warm admiration for the other, though Sir Geoffrey Hornby cooled somewhat towards his friend in the way that is common - Nelson setting the example - when the latter became a member of the Board of Admiralty. Yet Sir Geoffrey Hornby put on record the highest and the truest appreciation of his brother admiral. If, wrote Sir Geoffrey, in advocating the maintenance of the Britannia as a training school, she could once in twenty years produce a Cooper Key, she would be well worth the country's maintaining her.

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Book Description Forgotten Books, 2017. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Excerpt from Memoirs of Admiral the Right Honble; Sir Astley Cooper Key, G. C. B., D. C. L., F. R. S., Etc Of all the prominent men who have led the navy in my time, I was best acquainted with the subject of this Memoir, and with Sir Geoffrey Hornby. I do not think it is altogether fancy which has led me to see almost an infinite number of parallelisms in character between Sir Cooper Key and Nelson, and between Sir Geoffrey Hornby and Jervis. Each of these men had a warm admiration for the other, though Sir Geoffrey Hornby cooled somewhat towards his friend in the way that is common - Nelson setting the example - when the latter became a member of the Board of Admiralty. Yet Sir Geoffrey Hornby put on record the highest and the truest appreciation of his brother admiral. If, wrote Sir Geoffrey, in advocating the maintenance of the Britannia as a training school, she could once in twenty years produce a Cooper Key, she would be well worth the country s maintaining her. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. Bookseller Inventory # AAV9781331414162

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Book Description Forgotten Books, United States, 2015. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.Excerpt from Memoirs of Admiral the Right Honble; Sir Astley Cooper Key, G. C. B., D. C. L., F. R. S., Etc Looking back on the composition of this work, which has been a long time in hand, I am made aware that, difficult as I thought it when the task was undertaken, it proved still more difficult in carrying out. Dear as Sir Cooper Key s memory is to me, I should never have volunteered to be the one to attempt its preservation. But it came about that while he was recovering from his penultimate illness, a biographical sketch of mine fell into his hands, and he was so much struck by it that he made it a request to his family, that if anything was to be written about him, the writing should be committed to my care. The request was conveyed to me under circumstances when it was impossible to refuse it; and my chief consolation has been, that as I have honestly attempted to portray a character which I feel to have been a very perfect one, I am not called on to pass judgment on what I have done. I hope that I have taken the right course in perpetually mingling the natural character and the effect of environment upon it. Human nature, I take it, is ever made up of these two elements; but the interest of Sir Cooper Key s life seems to be especially involved in the combination, as so much of the material environment was of his own creation. In this respect the story I have told is perhaps almost unique as a story, though it is but a very full illustration of the modern naval officer s life and being. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. Bookseller Inventory # AAV9781331414162

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