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In a note on a paragraph in a letter written at known to Nelson it severely shook his manly this time by Lord Nelson, in which he says to heart; he continued as steadfast as ever in the Lady Hamilton that she will be sorry but not sur- fulfilment of his duty, endured reiterated disapprised to hear of Lord Bristol's death, Dr. Petti- pointment at not meeting with the French and grew informs us that

sealing his course of victory by a final triumph this nobleman was fourth Earl of Bristol ere he found refuge in his home from the ingratiand was also Bishop of Derry. He died on the tude of man, and at length returned to England, 8th July, 1803. To avoid any superstitious ex- on leave, determined to enjoy his sweet reward at hibition on the part of sailors, who entertain a Merton, since he was denied any by an ungrateful dread of having a corpse on board, his lordship's ministry. body was packed up in a case and shipped as an He arrived at Merton on the 20th of August, antique statue. Could he have anticipated such a 1805. On the 13th of the following month, Capcircumstance, it would have offered him a capital tain Blackwood called on Nelson at five in the subject to have written upon.

morning with news that the French and Spanish In 1804, his harassing life in the Mediterranean fleets were in the harbor of Cadiz ; Nelson was received something to make it tolerable by his tri- up, dressed, and ready to start to "give Monsieur umph in his case for prize-money against Lord St. Villeneuve a drubbing.” The two proceeded to Vincent. It was money fairly won after St. Vin- the admiralty, the lords of which were now all cent gave up the command ; and his award was eager to grant whatever Nelson asked. The lat13,0001. The sum rescued him from debt and ter knew he must rest satisfied with fifteen or sixfrom anxiety ; but the enjoyment of it could not teen sail of the line less than his enemies would relieve him of his most anxious desire to destroy have in array against him ; but with these odds, the French fleet, which wanted no inducement to backed by God's blessing, he only knew of a full leave Toylon, only that Nelson was outside wait- victory as the glorious result. He made some aring to receive them. His vigilance had to be rangements for those who depended on his bounty doubled, but he had enough for the emergency, -some preparations in case of the sorrowful event and to spare.

Suspicions existed that Spain that did cloud the general triumph-and, between was about to enter into an armed coalition with ten and eleven at night, took his last farewell of France against England, and, without increase to Merton and of her who had so long kept him in his force, Nelson was ready to meet and confident sweet bonds—gazed once on his sleeping child, of annihilating both. With all their advantage breathed a prayer over her, and went forth to of superior strength, the French not only lingered death-to death the most glorious that was ever in Toulon, but spread forged intelligence all over accorded to mortal man whereby to make his pasEurope that, on their making preparations for sea, sage from time into eternity. Nelson had precipitately fled ; but the avenger On the 21st of October he went into battle, after was still there ; and, as now and then a French fervent prayer to God. How, under fearful odds, vessel would occasionally show her bowsprit out- he beat his enemy, is known to every school-boy. side the harbor and retire in all speed at the sight Since that day, Spain has ceased to be a naval of the flaunting jack defying them from seaward, power, and France is yet struggling to recover the Nelson would say that, if the whole fleet did not position from which the hero of that day fung her soon come out and stand a contest, he should go down. It was a day, the issues of which were in and try the effect of putting salt upon their tails! left humbly to God, but which were struggled for

But his own countrymen, or rather the govern- as though they depended on the arm of mortal ment which did not represent the feelings of his man alone. The triumphant result was purchased countrymen, wounded him more deeply than his at a costly rate—the life of England's dearest worst enemies. Nelson was poor, considering the son ; his mission was fulfilled ; he had destroyed rank he had to maintain, and the heavy charges, the last coalition made to enslave the world, and some voluntarily assumed and all honorably ac- he died at the fitting moment of certain victory, quitted, on his income. The ministry knew he leaving all dear to him on earth as a legacy to his was poor ; but, because he was not ashamed of native country. May his name live forever ! his poverty, they kept him plunged in it. In the Almost the last words uttered by Nelson were Mediterranean, with war declared against Spain, the expression of a hope that his country would there was a prospect of rich prizes being made, provide for Lady Hamilton and for his adopted and some substantial reward being given to him daughter. Nelson's wife was alive, and the marand his gallant band for their labors, their de- riage had been without issue. Who, then, was votedness, and their blood. But between these this stranger that so closely occupied the last deserving men and their right, evil influences in- thoughts of the hero—and who the "adopted terposed ; unknown to Nelson, another admiral daughter ?”—for such was the designation that and a small squadron were stationed off Cadiz ; engaged so engrossing a share of his love. their office was to capture all the commercial ves- As for Lady Nelson, she was indeed alive, but sels they could ; they performed the office to its she had long been dead to him. The pair, from uttermost letter-hurried to England with the the first, had been ill-matched ; and what began ill golden argosies, and divided the proceeds so easily begot no happy consequences.

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wife had none. She was, if we may judge by the student. It at least did not improve the spellwhat is written, unmoved at his great triumphs, ing of the now young lady;" for, to the last, without pride in his great fame, and she was the though she talked like Aspasia, she spelled as last to welcome him when he came home crowned badly as Caroline of Brunswick—a light fault in with great deeds ; she was the last woman in the a day when countesses spelt Physician with an F, world fitted to be the wife of a hero, and per- and thought G was the first letter of Augustus ! fectly incapable of controlling a hero's weaknesses. The house of Emma's patroness was the resort of When Nelson on one occasion was speaking warmly all the great players, poets, and literati of the day. in his wife's presence of the talents and beauty of It was the “Gore House of its time : perhaps Lady Hamilton, and of the immense services she its glories ended as ignobly. As a home and an had rendered his king and country through him, asylum for a young girl full of beauty, and given the hot Creole blood fired up: she rose in a whirl- to impulses which she knew not how to govern, it wind of passion, exclaiming that she was sick at deserved not the name. The poor thing was made hearing the name and praises of Lady Hamilton, the Cynthia of the minute : the Trissotins dediand that Nelson must either desist from eulogizing cated sonnets to her: her beauty was deified ; inher or cease to live with his wife. Nelson de cense was daily offered to her by fools and knaves, fended his favorite with good humor ; but from and even by those who were neither ; but yesterthat hour utter estrangement ensued between him- day she was toiling for wages, and perhaps comself and Lady Nelson, resulting in a separation placently receiving the coarse compliments of livwhich, once determined on, was never followed eried worshippers : to-day she was tended on by by opportunity or inclination for a reconciliation. delicate hands, her smiles eagerly sought after,

The remarkable individual -as remarkable for her presence acknowledged by a buzz of admiraher great sufferings and great sorrows as for her tion, her wit celebrated by the ecstatic praises of great errors—who was in a certain degree the the witty, and her intellect directed to everything cause of breaking up the indifferent home which save to the study of divine things. She loved the Nelson found in the companionship of his wife, refinement which concealed the vice yet unknown may be said to have been the last of a race pro- to her; what was so pleasant could hardly be sinverbial for bewitching and irresistible beauty, ful, for it brought no remorse.

The foolish virgin viz., the Lancashire witches. She was born at lacked a man at hand to tell her that she was Preston, in 1764 ; her father's name was Lyon, neglecting her lamp; and it was only in after life, and her parents were of menial condition. The when intellect was superseded by cleverness, and child, named Emma, was, on the early death of reflection made her matured beauty all the more her father, taken by her mother to Hawarden, in radiant, that she sorrowingly acknowledged that Flintshire, where her remaining parent sought to to her first patroness had been sacrificed the mornsupport both by industry, and where Emma grew ing of her youth, and that every opportunity neg. every day in beauty and ignorance. When old | lected had been fruitful in a multitude of after enough she was sent forth to earn her own liveli- sorrows. hood. She commenced life in the humble con- The first public sin, if we may so express it, dition of a nursery-maid in a family at Hawarden ;/ was the consequence of the exercise of a great virsubsequently she was engaged in the same capacity tue. It was the time of the first American war. in the family of Dr. Budd, Chatham-place, Black- The press-gangs were in actual pursuit of their friars. The good doctor little suspected that he terrible calling, and by one of these a humble acpossessed two servants in his house destined to quaintance had been captured, and was confined on achieve celebrity for themselves, and thus lend board a tender in the Thames. She personally something of perpetuity to his own name. The interceded to procure his liberty; the officer to nursemaid was Emma Lyons : the housemaid was whom the application was made was captain, Jane Powell, who, in her after career as an actress, afterwards admiral, Willet Payne, the companion was a fine interpreter of Shakspeare, could give of the Prince of Wales. This man drove a barinterest to the bombast of Nat. Lee, and make en- gain, and became what is cruelly called the “ produrable the platitudes of Rowe-just as Rachel, tector" of the friendless Emma. The first false in our own days, interprets Racine and endows with step made, the descent was rapid. From the dislife the metrical dulness of Merope and Chimène. solute seaman she was won by a profligate squire, From Dr. Budd's to the family of a dealer in St. Sir Harry Featherstonehaugh ; and she speedily James' Market was a change from the east to the enraptured a whole shire of country gentlemen by court end of the town, and it had its consequences. her bold and graceful riding, subdued them by her She attracted the attention and won the good-will wit, and charmed them, they knew not wherefore, of a lady of fashion, who withdrew her from ser- by the refinement of her manners. It is a curious vitude and elevated her to what is often more de- trait marking such a career that, though the bargrading and worse paid, the dignity of a companion. onet was nearly ruined by the extravagant profuThe education she received here was such as might sion into which he plunged for her sake, to the be expected at the hands of a fine lady of the last end of life he spoke of her and wrote to her in century. She read all the stilted and not too deli- terms of the profoundest respect. It was a period cate romances of the day-a course of reading when provincial squires were not noted for much which not only kills time, but generally destroys delicacy of manner; they had not yet adopted the

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advice of Lord Chesterfield, and become gentle she is constantly repeated, and the eternal samemanlike in their vices ; but nevertheless, like the ness is ever varied and charming. Athenians of old, they could praise a virtue which indeed, Romney's inspiration rather than model ; . they did not practise ; not decent themselves, they he had but to state what he desired or dreamed could admire decency in others.

of, and the vision stood a breathing reality before The unfortunate and fallen woman, on her sep- him. Heroic, as Joan of Arc; crushed by her aration from her ruined admirer, soon learned a grief, as a Magdalene ; joyous, as a Bacchante ; deeper misery than she had endured in her native sublime, as Cassandra; winning, as a Wood home and early privations. She was at length on Nymph ; making sorrow graceful, as Calypso ; the point of being turned into the street by her giving rapture double interpretation—first as the landlord, who had no admiration for pennyless Pythian priestess on her tripod, and next as St. tenants, however greatly endowed with beauty, Cecilia-gentle, as Serena ; lovely, as Sensibilwhen she fell in the way of the most stupendous ity; and perhaps more intellectually lovely still, quack that ever gulled the most gullible of patient as Miranda—we can hardly wonder, as we look publics. We need hardly name the once famous on these characters, that Hayley, who saw the Dr. Grahamn,* who, with his mysterious chambers, original stand for them all, rushed into rhyme to golden bids, seraphic music, and impudent med- immortalize them, and perpetrated verse that was ical lectures, for some time persuaded the people almost tolerable and very nearly worth reading. that he could lead them to the fountain where We do not know that we may say that she was played the waters endowing men with eternal and rescued from this s rt of life hy anting with Mr. vigorous youth. That he was mysterious only Charles Fulke Greville.

Не и proved that he had a secret, and that it was well squire, but a gentleman and a connoisseur; he worth knowing and richly worth paying for. This so loved beauty that when he beheld Romney's quack hired the hungry and heart-broken beauty, model he longed to possess it as he would have exhibited her as the “ Goddess of Health," lec- longed to possess a Grecian statue. In this case tured upon her as the result of his system, and the matter was negotiable ; she passed from the made half the fashionable women of his day mad studio to the bower. Mr. Greville discovered her to become like her, glowing with health and splen- mental powers as well as admired her material did with beauty. This public exhibition gave her beauty, and he was humane enough to do-what a particular fame among artists ; she became the no human being had ever yet thought of doingeagerly sought after and highly purchased model educate her. It came of the latest, when the of the day. In Romney's pictures more especially tares had choked the wheat. She progressed,

indeed, rapidly in all she studied, and in music * Graham first appeared in London in 1782. He was she attained a wonderful perfection ; her voice. a graduate of Edinburgh, wrote in a bombastic style, and possessed a great Auency of elocution. He opened in even in speaking, was one to melt the heart ; in Pall Mall a mansion which he called the “ Temple of singing it fairly carried it off by magic. If vanity Health.” The front was ornamented with an enormous gilt sun, a statue of Hygeia, &c. The rooms were

accompanied the possession of powers such as no superbly furnished, and the decorations, mirrors, &c., one has since possessed-—not even our now silent guve to the whole the appearance of an enchanted palace. Nightingale—her apology is in her course of life, Single admission to his lectures on health and the birth of children cost two guineus-a sum readily given. The for much of which others were responsible. This Goldess of Health usually delivered a supplementary vanity reached its culmination one night at Ranlecture when the doctor concluded. When two guinea elagh, when, intoxicated by the remarks flung in auditors were exhausted, his two gigantic porters, decked in gorgeous liveries, deluged the town with bills stating her way like flowers as she passed, she electrified that the lectures would be delivered at one guinea each. the entire crowd by breaking forth into song, and, The descending scale ultimately reached half a crown, and at last he exhibited the Temple of Health itself at

by the exercise of her unequalled vocalization, one shilling per head. Its chief atraction was a "celes. Aung uncontrollable ecstasy over the idle public of tial bed," with rich hangings and glass legs. The quack the place. “Mr. Greville (says Dr. Pettigrew, promised such results from merely sleeping on this enchanted couch, that married persons of high rank and in his interesting ‘Sketch of Lady Hamilton ') respectability were known to have given one bundred had gone further than he intended, and became pounds for the accommodation. Persons more foolish alarmed at her fondness for admiration, and venstill, and as highly exalted, were found who gave him one thousand pounds for a supply of his "elixir of life.” He tured to reproach her for her indiscretion.

She then, when dupes were not grown scarce, but required retired to her room, threw off the elegant attire variety in the means of imposition, took to the practice in which she was clothed, and, presenting herself and públic exhibition of earih-bathing. He and his gol. dess stood an hour each day immersed to the chin in before him in a plain cottage dress, proposed to earth, above which their heals appeared, dressed in the relieve him of her presence. This aci, however, extravagant fashions of the day. In this position he delivered a lecture on the salubrity of the practice at sums served only the more securely to bind him in his for single admission which commenced at a guinea and chains, and a reconciliation took place.” It is ended at a shilling. When all London had heard and seen him he made a provincial tour ; but, in spite of his reported that three children were the fruit of this elixir of life, he died at the early age of fifty-iwo ; and, connection ; but there is a letter from Nelson to in spite of the facility with which he gained money, he Lady Hamilton in these very volumes, and which, died in poverty. The famous Mrs. Macaulay married his if it does not prove the contrary, shows at least brother, and Dr. Arnold, of Leicester, the author of an able treatise on insanity, married his sister. In the pro- that Nelson knew nothing of it—a not likely cirfession of the most impudent quackery, Dr. Graham has

cumstance if the alleged fact were one in reality. never been equalled, eiiher for impudeuce or the success which attended it.

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the splendid misery in which she lived she hast- of improving herself, and also of imparting know! ened to call to her her mother, to whom she was edge. This she is said to have practically evinced ; through life most affectionate and attentive." for with a common piece of stuff she could so

In 1789, the year of many sorrow's, Mr. Gre- arrange it and clothe herself as to offer the most ville found himself, by the French Revolution appropriate representations of a Jewess, a Roman

matron, a Helen, Penelope, or Aspasia. No charand other accidents, a nearly ruined man. His

acter seemed foreign to her, and the grace she was uncle, Sir William Hamilton, our minister at Na- in the habit of displaying, under such representa ples, stepped in to relieve him of many of his em- tions, excited the admiration of all who were forbarrassments-among them of the lady to whom tunate enough to have been present on such occa perhaps some of them might be traced. Dr. Pet- sions. The celebrated “ Shawl Dance” owes its tigrew says: “It is only charitable to suppose Sir origin to her invention ; but it is admitted to have William to have been ignorant of his nephew's surpassing that with which it has ever been ren

been executed by her with a grace and elegance far connection with Emma, but there have not been dered on the stage of any of our theatres. Under wanting reports that the condition of the engage the tuition and government of Sir William she im ment between Sir William and the lady was the proved so greatly, and obtained such complete sway payment of the nephew's debts.” At this time over him, that he resolved upon making her his

wife. Sir William was within a year of threescore. He

They came to England, and on the 6th was neither the Pericles of his age, nor was Harte (an assumed name under which she had long

September, 1791, she, writing the name of Emma Emma quite the Aspasia ; but when we remem- been known) he married her at the church of St. ber the bond which bouod the great statesman and George, Hanover Square, resolving to return with refined lover of refined art to the most beautiful her to Naples that she might there be recognized and most accomplished woman in Greece—when by the Neapolitan court. But prior to quitting we remember that in his home intellect and skill London to return to Naples she was doomed to exwere almost deified - that to it her presence, her perience disappointment ; for although she had, powers, and even her virtues, (for all were not through the position of Sir William Hamilton and

his high connexions, together with her own attracwanting because one was absent,) gave its chiefest tions and accomplishments, gained admission into a charm—that without her the war against Samos very high circle of society, she was very properly would not have been a matter of history—that she refused admission int the Court of St. James', inspired great commanders, and that but for her, which Sir William in vain endeavored most assidmuch eloquence would have been mute, which, uously to effect. In the society, however, in which through her, fired Greece to deeds of noble dar- she now moved, she became distinguished for her ing—with these memories about us, we say, there great accomplishments; and the dulness of fashis much in the persons and lives of Sir William a singer and as an actress. The admiration she

ionable life was greatly relieved by her displays as Hamilton and his wife that reminds us of Pericles excited was universal. It is said that at first, upon and Aspasia, even down to the very circumstance the return of Sir William Hamilton to Naples, that the great lawgiver took the courtesan to wife there was some difficulty in the way of her introafter she had been his mistress.

duction to the queen, not having been received at Dr. Pettigrew thus describes Sir William him- the court of her own country. That, however,

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tained the most confidential intercourse with her Sir William Hamilton was a native of Scotland, majesty. That the Queen of Naples should have born in 1730, and was minister at Naples for the become intimately attached to Lady IIamilton, canlong period of thirty-six years. He was a distin- not be a matter of surprise when we recollect the guished antiquary, remarkable for his taste in, and calamities her family had sustained by the French appreciation of, the fine arts. He possessed also Revolution. To seek consolation in ihe bosom of scientific acquirements, and had some knowledge of the wife of the English minister—the minister of mineralogy; he was a trustee of the British Mu- that country which almost stood alone in its opposeum, fellow of the Royal Society, and a vice-pres- sition to the principles and conduct of the French ident of the Society of Antiquaries ; he was also Revolution—seems natural. Friendship is often a distinguished member of the Dillettanti Club, created by sympathetic associations called forth unand appears among their portraits in their meeting- der the pressure of afliction, and is sustained by room at the Thatched House Tavern. A portrait the consolations of hope derived from them. There of him, by Sir Joshua Reynolds, one of his in- are many letters in my possession from the Queen timate friends, may be seen in the National Gallery of Naples to the Lady Hamilton, breathing the most He is known as an author by his works. With the ardent attachment, the most unbounded friendship, King of Naples he was a great favorite, and largely and expressing eternal gratitude to her. shared with him the enjoyment of the chase and other sports, to which the sovereign is well known It was in the year 1793 that Nelson first saw to have been egregiously addicted.

this dangerous beanty. From the period of her Such was the sexagenarian philosopher. At arrival, up to this time, she appears to have been this period the Aspasia of his affections, if we may the only source of joy and admiration to the Neaindeed use such a word, was just five-and-twenty politan court. The Duke of Sussex retained to She is thus limned by her biographer :

the last lively recollections of her charms, and of Already familiarized to the studies of the painter, the effect she produced when singing with the and, according to Romney and his biographer, no

famous Mrs. Billington. In the eventful year last mean judge of the arts, with Sir William she had named, Nelson landed at Naples with despatches in Italy many opportunities of enjoying her taste, I from Lord Hood. Sir William, as we have said,

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on returning home after his first interview with | The letter was obtained ; it was from the King of Nelson, told Lady Hamilton that he was about to Spain himself, and it announced his determination introduce to her a little man who could not boast to break up his old alliance, and to unite with of being very handsome, but who would be the France against England. Sir William Hamilton greatest man that England ever produced. “I was sick and incapable of action ; but “our genknow it, (said Sir William,) from the very few eral's wife was now the general;" and she further words of conversation I have already had with prevailed on the queen to allow her to take a copy him. I pronounce (said the minister) that he of the document. This copy she transmitted by a will one day astonish the world. I have never secure but costly method to Lord Grenville. To entertained any officer in my house, but I am de- effect its safe arrival cost her, out of her own pritermined to bring him here ; let him be put in the vate purse, not less than four hundred pounds sterroom prepared for Prince Augustus.” Nelson is ling. She was hardly thanked, and was never stated to have been equally impressed with Sir remunerated. William Hamilton's merits. “You are (he said) But ingratitude did not render her patriotism a man after my own heart : you do business in my weary or unwilling; year after year the British own way. I am now only captain ; but, if I live, flag in the Mediterranean was indebted to her for I will be at the top of the tree.” The impression triumphs which it achieved, because without her produced upon him by Lady Hamilton, and her aid the English could not have profited even by kindness towards the son of Nelson's wife by her opportunity. It must be remembered, too, as Dr. first marriage, he thus simply describes in one of Pettigrew justly remarks, " that at this period, so his letters :-“ Lady Hamilton has been wonder- high were French ascendency and revolutionary fully kind and good to Josiah. She is a young principles in Naples, that it was absolutely dangerwoinan of amiable manners, and who does honor ous for the British minister to go to court." to the station to which she is raised."

Her greatest service, though not her last, reThe early attachment entertained by the Queen mains to be mentioned. It is of that importance of Naples for Lady Hamilton, admits of ready and that it merits being mentioned in detail, and the natural explanation. Sir William after his mar- details are so clearly and concisely told by Dr. riage conducted his young bride to Naples by Pettigrew, that we cannot do better than adopt way of Paris, where she was received by the ill-them. Never was service so greatly needed; its fated Marie Antoinette. This unhappy queen was having been rendered saved England, changed the sister to the Queen of Naples ; and to Lady Ham- aspect of European politics, and gave to Lady ilton she entrusted the last letter she ever wrote to Hamilton a branch of the showers of laurel that her scarcely less unhappy relative. The wife of fell to the victors at the Nile :the British minister became at once the personal

In June, 1798, about three days after the French friend of the Neapolitan queen, and her influence fleet had passed by for Malta, Sir William and Lady was so great that the king himself said of her that Hamilton were awakened one morning about six she had de-Bourbonized them, and made them all o'clock by the arrival of Captain Trowbridge, with English. It was from this period that her patriotic a letter from Sir Horatio Nelson, then with the mission commenced—a mission which she carried fleet lying off the bay near to Capria, “ requesting out regardless of personal expense or personal

that the ambassador would procure him permission peril, and for the performance of which, though so Sicilian ports, to provision, water, &c., as other

to enter with his fleet into Naples, or any of the great in its results, she obtained slight acknowledg-wise he must run for Gibraltar, being in urgent ment and no recompense.

want; and that, consequently, he would be obliged It was for no individual, but for her country to give up all further pursuit of the French fleet, solely, that she exercised her unbounded influence which he had missed at Egypt, on account of their when at Naples. Sir John Jervis named her the having put into Malta.” At this time Naples had patroness of the navy ;” and when he was en resident then at Naples. One of the stipulations

made peace with France, and an ambassador was gaged upon the reduction of Corsica, he depended of the treaty which had been entered into was to the upon Lady Hainilton for despatching to him all the effect that no more than two English ships of war necessaries he required from Naples ; he subse. should enter into any of the Neapolitan or Sicilian quently confessed that the reduction of the island ports. However, Sir William Hamilton called up was facilitated and expedited by her aid and energy. Sir John Acton, the minister, who immediately At a time when British interests were at stake, convened a council, at which the king was present. and nearly all Europe was engaged in destroying immediately to the queen, who received her in her

This was about half-past six. Lady Hamilton went them, she was unceasingly wakeful to maintain bed-room; she represented to her majesty that the and strengthen them. We had about this time a safety of the two Sicilies now depended upon her most uncertain ally in Spain.

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to the conduct, and that should the council, as she feared knowledge of Lady Hamilton that a Spanish that under the circumstances they must do, decide courier had arrived at Naples with a letter for the on negative or half measures, the Sicilies must be king ; she forth with repaired to the queen, and so lost if Nelson were not supplied agreeably to his exercised the power she possessed over even the request, by which he would be enabled to follow

the great French force which had passed in that powerful mind of that sovereign, that she induced direction only a few days before. Nothing could her to repair to the king's cabinet and abstract the exceed the alarm with which the queen received important document from the monarch's possession. Ithis intelligence; she urged that the king was in

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