Stephen Decatur Quotes
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And the fellow died as well as he lived, but it is part of a sailor's life to die well. He had no talk, but he inspired all about him with ardor; he always saw the best thing to be done; he knew the best way to do it; and he had no more dodge in him than the mainmast.
Of Captain James Lawrence, who died in the action between U.S.S. Chesapeake and H.M.S. Shannon