Admiral


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ADMIRAL, officer. In some countries is the commander in chief of the naval forces. This office does not exist in the United States.

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The younger of the princesses rose from her seat at this remark, and was about to take the hand which the young nobleman extended to her, with an eagerness which arose from a variety of motives, when the admiral intervened between them, observing; "A moment, if you please, my lord; it is not possible for ladies to disembark just now, the sea is too rough; it is probable the wind may abate before sunset, and the landing will not be effected, therefore, until this evening.
I cannot suppose that these gentlemen intend to expose the lives of their royal highnesses," replied the admiral.
Picture to yourselves my amazement; I shall not easily forget Admiral Baldwin.
It seemed as if Mr Shepherd, in this anxiety to bespeak Sir Walter's good will towards a naval officer as tenant, had been gifted with foresight; for the very first application for the house was from an Admiral Croft, with whom he shortly afterwards fell into company in attending the quarter sessions at Taunton; and indeed, he had received a hint of the Admiral from a London correspondent.
By some legerdemain the Admiral found that he was clutching in his right hand one of the obnoxious bills.
The Admiral had hardly got home, and had just seated himself in his dining-room, when the attack upon him was renewed.
When did your friend the Admiral tell you this family history?
The Admiral pooh-poohed it at first as a piece of necessary but annoying garden work; but at length the ring of real energy came back into his laughter, and he cried with a mixture of impatience and good humour:
Take the pen in hand again, and leave the money to Admiral Bartram.
The admiral desired the flag to be hauled down--hoped it would be perfectly agreeable--and his men stood ready to perform the duty.
Thomson was a few minutes late for dinner but even the Admiral forgave him.
The Admiral hated marriage, and thought it never pardonable in a young man of independent fortune.