Memoirs of Emma, Lady Hamilton: The Friend of Lord Nelson and the Court of Naples

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P. F. Collier & Son, 1910 - Ambassadors' spouses - 477 pages
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Page 425 - May the great God, whom I worship, grant to my country, and for the benefit of Europe in general, a great and glorious victory, and may no misconduct in any one tarnish it ; and may humanity after victory be the predominant feature in the British fleet ! For myself individually, I commit my life to Him that made me ; and may his blessing alight on my endeavours for serving my country faithfully ! To Him I resign myself, and the just cause which is entrusted to me to defend. Amen, Amen, Amen.
Page 427 - I am going fast: it will be all over with me soon. Come nearer to me. Let my dear Lady Hamilton have my hair, and all other things belonging to me.
Page 426 - Hamilton therefore a legacy to my king and country, that they will give her an ample provision to maintain her rank in life. 'I also leave to the beneficence of my country my adopted daughter, Horatia Nelson Thompson; and I desire she will use in future the name of Nelson only. 'These are the only favours I ask of my king and country, at this moment when I am going to fight their battle. May God bless my king and country, and all those I hold dear! My relations it is needless to mention: they will,...
Page 422 - I adore, enable me to fulfil the expectations of my 30 country ! and, if it is his good pleasure that I should return, my thanks will never cease being offered up to the throne of his mercy. If it is his good providence to cut short my days upon earth, I bow with the greatest submission ; relying that he will protect those...
Page 425 - Nelson touch,' it was like an electric shock. Some shed tears, all approved — ' It was new — it was singular — it was simple !'; and, from Admirals downwards, it was repeated — ' It must succeed, if ever they will allow us to get at them ! You are, my Lord, surrounded by friends whom you inspire with confidence.
Page 211 - Thanks to your exertions," said he, writing to Sir W. and Lady Hamilton, "we have victualled and watered; and surely watering at the fountain of Arethusa, we must have victory. We shall sail with the first breeze; and be assured I will return either crowned with laurel or covered with cypress.
Page 274 - I certainly, from having only a left hand, cannot enter into details which may explain the motives that actuated my conduct My principle is, to assist in driving the French to the devil, and in restoring peace and happiness to mankind. I feel that I am fitter to do the action than to describe it.
Page 427 - Doctor, I told you so; Doctor, I am gone!' and after a short pause, he added in a low voice, 'I have to leave Lady Hamilton and my adopted daughter Horatia, as a legacy to my Country.
Page 37 - In the springtime, the only pretty ring time, When birds do sing, hey ding a ding, ding : Sweet lovers love the spring.
Page 426 - My dearest beloved Emma, the dear friend of my bosom. The signal has been made that the Enemy's Combined Fleet are coming out of port. We have very little wind, so that I have no hopes of seeing them before tomorrow. May the God of Battles crown my endeavours with success; at all events, I will take care that my name shall ever be most dear to you and Horatia...

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