44 2 17 2 60 55 68 Yes, The uprising outbreak at the Nore —//— was put
down. But not every grievance was
redressed. If the contractors, for example,
were no longer permitted to ply their some some
immemorial iniquities and cheat in practices which were peculiar to their tribe^ everywhere , such as
the rations, and by so doing help providing shoddy cloth, rations not sound,
famish the men; or false in the measure; / not the less
impressment, for one thing, went on.
By custom sanctioned for centuries, and
judicially maintained by a Lord
Chancellor as late as Mansfield,
that mode of manning the fleet, a
mode at present now fallen into a sort
of abeyance but never formally renounced,
it was not practicable to give up in those years.
45 16 1 17 3 70 56 69 it was not practicable to ^ suspend or do away with
in those years. Its abrogation would
have been perilously crippling crippled to the
indispensable fleet, one wholly ^ under canvas,
no steam-power, its innumerable sails
and thousands of cannon, everything
in short, worked by muscle alone;
a fleet the more insatiate in demand
for men, because then multiplying
its ship of all grades against contingences contingencies
present and to come of a ^ the the convulsed
continent Continent . Insert
Lurking discontent survived
the ^ two suppressed outbreaks mutinies In . Hence it was
not altogether unreasonable to
apprehend, or at least be prepared for
46 17 4 80 57 70 Discontent foreran the Two
Mutinies, and more or less it lurkingly
survived them. Hence it was not
unreasonable to apprehend some
return of trouble sporadic or general.
An One instance of such apprehensions:

In the latter part of the same year with
this ^ story, or thereabouts, Nelson, then V
Vice Admiral Sir Horatio, being with
the fleet off the Spanish coast, was
directed by the Admiral in command
to shift his pennant from the
Captain to the Theseus ; and for
this reason: that the latter ship
having newly
follows 17 4 green 47 71 arrived on the station from home
where it had taken part in the naval Great Mutiny
insurrection , danger was suspected 58 90
apprehended from the temper
48 17 5 91 59 72 of the men; and ^ it was thought that
an officer like Nelson was the one,
not ^ indeed to terrorize flog the crew into base
subjection, but to win them, by
magnetic force of his ^ mere prescence & magnetic heroic personality ^ prescence.
back to thorough ^ an allegiance ^ if not as enthusiastic as devoted like his own.
as his own . , ^ yet as true.
So it was that for an a time a time
interval , on more than one quarter-deck
anxiety did exist. At sea precautionary
vigilance was strained against relapse.
At short notice an engagement might
come on. When it did, in some instances instances extreme
instances the lieutenats assigned to
batteries felt it incumbent on them, ^ in some instances
to stand with drawn swords behind
the men working the guns. End of chapter