Excerpt from The Nelson Touch: Being a Little Book of the Great Seaman's Wisdom
Much has been written about the Nelson touch as embodying a method of sea-fighting, and as such it is a theme on which writers on sea-power delight to dilate. It has, however, a far wider applicab... ility, as no one can fail to appreciate who has read much in the seven sturdy volumes in which the great sea man's letters and dispatches were collected some seventy years ago. Such owider applicability is, it may be hoped, revealed in this small volume of ex tracts from Nelson's written and spoken words. The making of such extracts was, indeed, at first undertaken with the View of showing the great appositeness of much that Nelson thought to the of the the e, and the which would with a creed of crude force which is ho e's negation.
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