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July 2, 1809

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  • brainstrainer61
    On the 2d of July an elegant entertainment was given by Lieutenant-general De Narva, admiral in the Spanish navy, to Admiral Purvis, and the officers of the
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 2, 2009
      On the 2d of July an elegant entertainment was given by Lieutenant-general De Narva, admiral in the Spanish navy, to Admiral Purvis, and the officers of the British squadron at Cadiz, attended by a numerous assemblage of the first rank there. At the upper end of the dining hall were displayed the flags of England and Spain crossed, and their fly tied together. On each person's plate a printed paper was found, containing some lines in Spanish, in allusion to the union of the national colours, which were read by one of the party amidst the loudest acclamations of vivas. The following was the substance:

      Spain and Britain, fam'd in story!
      Now unite to crush the foe!
      Dauntless Nations crown'd with glory!
      Lay the haughty Tyrant low. [etc.]
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