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    Many know my thoughts on the true hero of Trafalgar but just for you:

    Northumberland
    by Sir Henry John Newbolt
    " The Old and Bold "

    When England sets her banner forth
    And bids her armour shine,
    She'll not forget the famous North,
    The lads of moor and Tyne;
    And when the loving-cup's in hand,
    And Honour leads the cry,
    They know not old Northumberland
    Who'll pass her memory by.

    When Nelson sailed for Trafalgar
    With all his country's best,
    He held them dear as brothers are,
    But one beyond the rest.
    For when the fleet with heroes manned
    To clear the decks began,
    The boast of old Northumberland
    He sent to lead the van.

    Himself by Victory's bulwarks stood
    And cheered to see the sight;
    " That noble fellow Collingwood,
    How bold he goes to fight! "
    Love, that the league of Ocean spanned,
    Heard him as face to face;
    " What would he give, Northumberland,
    To share our pride of place? "

    The flag that goes the world around
    And flaps on every breeze
    Has never gladdened fairer ground
    Or kinder hearts than these.
    So when the loving-cup's in hand
    And Honour leads the cry,
    They know not old Northumberland
    Who'll pass her memory by.

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    Superb poem Neil.

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    Rob.
    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    Nice one Neil

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    Thank you for that poem, Neil.

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