Naples in 1799: An Account of the Revolution of 1799 and of the Rise and Fall of the Parthenopean Republic

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Page 66 - I am writing opposite Lady Hamilton, therefore you will not be surprised at the glorious jumble of this letter. Were your Lordship in my place, I much doubt if you could write so well; our hearts and our hands must be all in a flutter. Naples is a dangerous place, and we must keep clear of it.
Page 304 - That as to rebels and traitors, no power on earth has a right to stand between their gracious king and them : they must instantly throw themselves on the clemency of their sovereign, for no other terms will be allowed them ; nor will the French be allowed even to name them in any capitulation.
Page 68 - ... it to me; and, that I would say what I saw. That I can do, very soon. I see the finest country in the world, full of resources; yet, without enough to supply the public wants: all are plundering, who can get at public money or stores.
Page 59 - Send me some news, political and private; for, against my will, owing to my situation here, I am got into politicks, and I wish to have news for our dear much-loved Queen, whom I adore.
Page 310 - Eminency's letter; and as His Excellency Sir William Hamilton has wrote you this morning, that I will not on any consideration break the Armistice entered into by you, I hope Your Eminency will be satisfied that I am supporting your ideas.
Page 58 - The Jacobins have all been lately declared innocent, after suffering four years imprisonment ; and I know they all deserved to be hanged long ago : and since Garrat has been here, and through his insolent letters to Gallo, these pretty gentlemen, that had planned the death of their Majesties, are to be let out on society again.
Page 283 - Rear-Admiral Lord Nelson, who arrived in the bay of Naples, on the 24th of June, with the British fleet, found a treaty entered into with the rebels; which, he is of opinion, ought not to be carried into execution, without the approbation of His Sicilian Majesty, Lord St. Vincent, and Lord Keith.
Page xvi - ... attached to his truly honest, open, undesigning character. ' Stories of monarchs seldom give me pleasure, who seldom am persuaded to give credit to tales told of persons few people have any access to, and whose behaviour towards those few is circumscribed within the laws of insipid and dull routine ; but this prince lives among his subjects with the old Roman idea of a window before his bosom, I believe. They know the worst of him is that he shoots at the birds, dances with the girls, eats macaroni,...
Page 302 - Note, and on which the Rebels came out of the Castles, as they ought, and as I hope all those who are false to their King and Country will, to be hanged, or otherwise disposed of, as their Sovereign thought proper.
Page 396 - Fourteen large Polacks or transport vessels had taken on board out of the castles the most conspicuous and criminal of the Neapolitan Rebels, that had chosen to go to Toulon, the others had already been permitted with their property to return to their own homes in this kingdom, and hostages selected from the first royalist nobility of Naples had been sent into the castle of St. Elmo that commands the city of Naples, and where a French garrison and the flag of the French Republic was to remain until...

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