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Item 159 - Lady Emma Hamilton Catalog 543 (Jan 2019)

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Scarce ALS signed "Emma Hamilton," four pages on two adjoining sheets, 7.25 x 9, no date. Letter expressing delight with poet William Hayley's 'Triumph of Music,' in part: "I am so charmed so delighted with my ever admired & dear Mr. Hayley's Triumph of Music that I can only say I have not words to tell you how I am affected by it but he was & ever will be my favorite author so my dear sir tell me where I can write to him that I may express my gratitude to this admirable man that has the power of making me feel what I can't express. He was so good to write to me to ask me to give him some hints about my pictures...My heart & my head have been so agitated lately with misfortunes & my very uncomfortable situation had so depressed my spirits that I had not heart to begin any thing that could make me look back. I am better now & I hope happier prospects before me. Tell me is Mr. Hayley in town that I may see him or if not that I may write to him." In fine condition. Lady Hamilton was very keen on her piano and harp, and took music lessons for years in Naples. A great rarity from one of the most colorful women in history. An immensely desirable letter with intriguing content.

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