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--------Lord* Collingwood…


Lord* Collingwood Thanked. Lord Hawkesbury moved th<* thajnkvs of the House to Vice-Admiral Lord Collingwood, .and the officer, etc., who contributed to the ever-memorable victory gained by Lord V is- count Nelson over the combined fleets of the enemy on the 21st of October last. He re- gretted his abilities were so very inadequate to do anything like justice to the memory of that most distinguished and illustrious commander, by whose skill and valour that most signal victory was gained. Splendid beyond example as wtas that victory, it was dearlv purchased—too dearly purchased, Ihe whole of Lord Nelson's life was djavorted to the aervice of the country, and the earlier part of it had advantage of instruction of that distinguished nobleman, the late Lord Mul- giuve, Sir Hyde Parker, Lord Hood, and Earl St. Vincmt, who early distirguiie tied his ex- traordinary qualities, and -tudioasly procured him opportunities of displaying them, and calling tlsem. int.:Jo action and much, is the .country indebted to them for this exert,ion of "their discretion and judgment. When the •whole i" rv'K-es ana achievements are conskfcrctt ,the rmad emits «t«Jer tempt- ing,. aopre-Viate and represent tlfrem.; they iijvi v-o various and extensive that it is diffi- cult toO enumerate or describe them. He had -oaptured seven saJJ IIi the line, six frigates, .and Rivera! smaller „hips. Ho bore a part in no less t iiau 120 actions. Ihese, however, were as the dawn of his day and meridian -of gi-j'ij.aa oompa,roo to the resplendent, vic- tories of the Nile, Copeniiagen and Trafalgar. The splendour of these three greutt victories never has been equalled in the military an- nals of anv country, cach win surpassed tlve other in splendour and importance. The more minutely we examine the means he em- ployed and the resources he puts forth in preparing and accomplishing ins victories, the more we discover in him all the talents and qualities that distinguish an accomplished oommander. All hs plans were ready pre- pared; if his conjectures proved right, as thev almost invariably did, every officer in his fleet knew what was to be done, mo- ment an action was to commence. Thus all -confusion was prevented, even in the neat of the most desperate engagements. But while we thus contemplate the'general blaze of his geniu-s, and the more dazzling qualities, which may also distinguish other conqueiK>re, how .delightful is the survey of every other lees ostensible virtue. Of cruelty, fierceness, and rapacity, which so frequently tarnish, the fame of other conquerors, not a triace was to be found in him. He was formidable in bat- tle, but still more merciful and humane in the midst of conquest. Such was the IILTUI this •country has lost but his spirit and example will survive, and p;oduce tho-e who will emulate lis fame. In his dying moments he expressed his entire confidence in his suc- cessc*, Lord Collingwood; and the conduct 'of that di-tinguislted officer on thnt memor- ablu day fully justified hU opinon. His Lordship then pronounced an eulogium on Lord Cdhngwood's conduct after the battle, moved, '"That the inanks of this House be given to, Lord Collingwood for the able ajid glorious part whicli he had in the victory gained by Lord Viscount Nelson over the combined fleets- of the enemy on the 21st of ■October, and for h « conduct yit^i the battle." Ihe Duke of Clarence produoxl an amend'- inent, which it was his intention to have moved, but lie would ilnsist upon nothing that could in the least disturb that unanimity whieli was so desirable on this occasion. H- Roval Highness then read tlie amendment, the object of which was more minutely to -describe the merits of Lord' Collingwood, mor-e purticulaih after the battle. Lord Hawkesbury expressed his willing- ness to adopt the spirit of that part of the amendment which recognised the services performed bv Lord Collingwood after the battle. Lords Hood and Sidnionth a most elo- quent tribute to the talents of both the com- manders. Distinct motions of thanks were also after- wards made to the captains and officer who erved under Ixird Nelson on that glorious day also to the rayal marines, seamen, etc.

------Old Time Theatricals



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