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Billy Budd, Sailor
Herman Melville

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At all events, of these thousands of mutineers were some of the tars who not so very long afterwards--whether wholly prompted thereto by patriotism, or pugnacious instinct, or by both,--helped to win a coronet for Nelson at the Nile, and the naval crown of crowns for him at Trafalgar. To the mutineers those battles, and especially Trafalgar, were a plenary absolution and a grand one: For all that goes to make up scenic naval display, heroic magnificence in arms, those battles, especially Trafalgar, stand unmatched in human annals.
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