Royal Naval Biography/Frontispiece
Memoirs of the Services
OF ALL THE
Whose names appeared on the Admiralty List of Sea Officers at the commencement of the present year, or who have since been promoted;
Illustrated by a Series of
HISTORICAL AND EXPLANATORY NOTES,
Which will be found to contain an account of all the
NAVAL ACTIONS, AND OTHER IMPORTANT EVENTS,
FROM THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE LATE REIGN, IN 1760,
TO THE PRESENT PERIOD.
WITH COPIOUS ADDENDA.
By JOHN MARSHALL (b),
LIEUTENANT IN THE ROYAL NAVY.
“Failures, however frequent, may admit of extenuation and apology. To have attempted much is always laudable, even when the enterprise is above the strength that undertakes it. To deliberate whenever I doubted, to enquire whenever I was ignorant, would have protracted the undertaking without end, and perhaps without improvement. I saw that one enquiry only gave occasion to another, that book referred to book, that to search was not always to find, and to find was not always to be informed; and that thus to pursue perfection, was, like the first inhabitants of Arcadia, to chace the sun, which, when they had reached the hill where he seemed to rest, was still beheld at the same distance from them.” Johnson.
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