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The Trophy present to Viscount Exmouth by the Officers & crews who took part in the Battle/Bombardment of Algiers 1816, to abolish Christian slavery.
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Monument erected to the memory of Lord Exmouth in St James's Parish Church, Christow, Devon.
In a vault beneath repose the remains of
The Right Hon. EDWARD PELLEW, Viscount and Baron EXMOUTH,
of Canonteign, a Baronet, and LL.D. Vice-Admiral of the United Kingdom,
and Admiral of the Red Squadron of His Majesty's Fleet,
Knight Grand Cross of the Most Honourable Military Order of the Bath,
also of the Royal and distinguished Order of Charles the Third of Spain,
Of the Military Order of William of the Netherlands,
Of the Royal Sicilian Order of St. Ferdinand and Merit,
Of the Military Order of St. Maurice and St. Lazare of Sardinia, and
Knight of the Most Honourable and Most Ancient Order of the Annunciation
of the Royal House of Savoy,
High Steward of Great Yarmouth, and one of
the Elder Brethren of the Hon. Corporation of the Trinity House.
His eminent public services are recorded in the annals
and live in the memory of a grateful country.
This private and more humble monument records his Christian virtues:
His active benevolence, which often risked his life to
rescue fellow-creatures from the deep, and to break the chains of
Christian brethren, mourning in helpless captivity in a heathen land.
All human glory ceases in the grave: but far dearer is the memory of
that devout faith which led him in deep humility to the cross of Christ,
the star which guided him to his desired haven,
the anchor of his hope, when, on the death-bed of the just,
he yielded up his soul to his Redeemer.
He departed in peace, on the 23rd day of January,
in the year of our Lord 1833, and in the 76th year of his age.
This monument is erected by his grateful and affectionate family,
to the memory of the best of husbands and of parents.
Lines written to commemorate
LORD EXMOUTH'S humane and magnanimous conduct,
when, at the imminent risk of his life, he rescued, (under the blessing of
near five hundred souls - men, woman, and children, many of whom were sick,
from the wreck of the Dutton, East Indiaman, in a tremendous storm,
January 26, 1796.
While o'er the reeling wreck the savage storm
Pour'd all its lightning's, thunders, blasts, and hail;
And every horror in its wildest form
Smote the firm heart, that never knew to fail:
Pellew, sublimely great and good!
For man, thy brother man, distress'd, to dare
The dreadful passage of the raging flood,
And join the frantic children of despair.
There it was
thine, in comfort's balmy tone,
To soothe their sorrows 'mid the tempest's roar;
To hush the mother's shriek - the sick man's groan,
And bear the suff'rers trembling to the shore.
So when this
mighty orb, in dread alarm,
Shall crash in ruins, at its God's decree;
May thy Redeemer, with triumphant arm,
From the vast wreck of all things - rescue thee.