The Letters of Lord Nelson to Lady Hamilton, Vol. I. eBook

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To return to the house—­The furniture must be bought with it; and the sooner it is done, the better I shall like it.

Oh! how bad the weather is!

The devils, here, wanted to plague my soul out, yesterday, just after dinner; but I would have seen them damned, before they should have come in.  The Countess Montmorris, Lady this, that, and t’other, came along-side, a Mr. Lubbock with them—­to desire they might come in.  I sent word, I was so busy that no persons could be admitted, as my time was employed in the King’s service.  Then they sent their names, which I cared not for:  and sent Captain Gore, to say it was impossible; and that, if they wanted to see a ship, they had better go to the Overyssel (a sixty-four in the Downs.) They said, no; they wanted to see me.  However, I was stout, and will not be shewn about like a beast! and away they went.

I believe, Captain Gore wishes me out of his ship; for the ladies admire him, I am told, very much:  but, however, no Captain could be kinder to me than he is.  These ladies, he told me afterwards, were his relations.

I have just got your letters; many thanks, for them!  You do not say, in the end, Sir William is arrived.

I am glad, that you approve.  You may rely, my dear friend, that I will not run any unnecessary risk!  No more boat work, I promise you; but, ever, your attached and faithful


To the Duke, and Lord William, say every thing which is kind; and to Mrs. Nelson.

I am so dreadfully sea-sick, that I cannot hold up my head!


  September 21st, [1801.]
  Quarter past Ten o’Clock.


I wish you would send the letter to Mrs. Dod’s, directly; for, otherwise, he may, inadvertently.

If done, and it comes to London, deliver some of the things.  The wardrobe is her’s; and if any of her clothes are at Mr. Dod’s, they had better be separated from mine—­and, indeed, what things are worth removing—­to have them directly sent to Merton.  A bed, or two, I believe, belong to my father; but, am not sure.

I send you Dr. Baird’s comfortable note, this moment received.

You will [find] Parker is treated like an infant.  Poor fellow!  I trust, he will get well, and take possession of his room at the farm.

Ever your affectionate,



  Amazon, September 26, 1801. 
  Eight o’Clock.


Your kind letters came on board about six o’clock.

You may rely upon one thing, that I shall like Merton; therefore, do not be uneasy on that account.  I have that opinion of your taste and judgment, that I do not believe it can fail in pleasing me.  We must only consider our means; and, for the rest, I am sure, you will soon make it the prettiest place in the world.

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