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The Letters of Lord Nelson to Lady Hamilton

The Letters of Lord Nelson to Lady Hamilton by Horatio Nelson
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Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, 1st Duke of Bronté, KB (29 September 1758 – 21 October 1805) was an English flag officer famous for his service in the Royal Navy, particularly during the Napoleonic Wars. He won several victories, including the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805, during which he was killed. These are the letters that he wrote to Lady Hamilton, with whom he was having a notorious affair until his death in 1805.

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THE Letters OF LORD NELSON TO LADY HAMILTON; WITH A SUPPLEMENT OF INTERESTING LETTERS , BY Distinguished Characters.

IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. I.

London:

Printed by Macdonald and Son, Smithfield, FOR THOMAS LOVEWELL & CO. STAINES HOUSE, BARBICAN;

AND SOLD BY ALL THE BOOKSELLERS.

1814.

ADVERTISEMENT.

In presenting to the Public the Letters of LORD NELSON to LADY HAMILTON, something may justly be expected elucidatory of them.

Their mutual attachment is so generally known, that for the Editors to have given notes, however desirable and explanatory, might not, perhaps, have been deemed perfectly decorous.

They now stand on their own real merits. Some parts (though not very numerous) have been suppressed, from the most honourable feelings to individuals , as they would certainly have given pain.

That portion of Letters now offered to the BRITISH NATION, written by the first of her Naval Commanders , will shew his most private sentiments of men and measures , of countries and their rulers ... Continue reading book >>


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