n't give up the ship, became the battle-cry of the Americans, and the formula of an encouraging maxim in morals for those who are struggling in life's contests.
Broke's boarders now swarmed upon the deck of the Chesapeake, and Lieutenant Ludlow, the second in command, was mortally wounded by a sabre cut. After a severe struggle, in which the Americans lost, in killed and wounded, 146 men, vietory remained with the Shannon.
The British lost eighty-four men. Broke sailed immediately for Halifax with his prize, and the day before his arrival there (June 7) Lawrence expired, wrapped in the flag of the Chesapeake.
England rang with shouts of exultation because of this victory.
An American writer remarked: Never did any victory —not even of Wellington in Spain, nor those of Nelson—call forth such expressions of joy on the part of the British ; a proof that our naval character had risen in their estimation.
Lawrence fought under great disadvantages.
He had been Chesney, in comman