12 November 2011

Glories Of The Brave

"The interests of civil society, therefore, are not less promoted, than its best affections gratified, when history, bestowing the palm of immortality, consecrates the glories of the brave, by holding up to the admiration of futurity, those illustrious naval and military heroes, who have eminently contributed by their lives, to reflect lustre on the annals of their country."

From A Biographical Memoir of the Late Sir Peter Parker.... .  Sir Parker was a British naval hero who died in combat in the War of 1812.

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