Naples in 1799: an account of the revolution of 1799 & of the rise & fall of the Parthenopean republic

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Page 72 - 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 310 - 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 73 - ... 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 67 - 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 74 - Everything else is, I have no doubt, going on in the same system of thieving. I could give your Lordship so many instances of the greatest malconduct of persons in Office, and of those very people being rewarded. If money could be placed in the Public chest at this moment, I believe it would be well used ; for the sad thing in this Country is, that although much is raised, yet very little reaches the Public chest. I will give you a fact : when the Order of Jesuits was suppressed in this Country and...
Page 316 - 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 64 - 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Page 403 - The cardinal, finding soon that the whole confidence of the people was withdrawn from him and reposed entirely on Lord Nelson and his Majesty's fleet, endeavoured to throw the whole weight of affairs on his Lordship, and by that means cause inevitable confusion ; but we contrived to keep everything going on decently by supporting the...
Page 289 - 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 4 - ... 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,...

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