The Divine Lady

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This is the historic tale of
  two people whose lives
are an immortal romance -
the story of the love and
destiny of England's greatest
beauty, and England's 
greatest sailor.

2
The peace and tranquility
  of an English village -
in the year 1782.

3
"I'm most anxious my
 uncle will be pleased 
 with this, Mr. Romney."

4
"My dear Greville, I
 guarantee immortality
 with my portraits -
 but not legacies from
 rich uncles!"

5
"The London coach. No
 doubt some important 
 personage to call on me."

6
"Please, sir, we are Mrs.
 'art, the new cook, and
 my daughter Emma - -
 come to work for you."

7
"I am sorry to lose a good 
 cook - but I will not tolerate
 a brazen hussy like your
 daughter."

8
"Lawk Emma, you've gone
 and lost us the situation,
 and us with no 'ouse to
 cover our 'eads."

9
"I wouldn't let that vulgar
 girl set foot in my house."

10
"Oh, sir, I know I'm vulgar,
 but I could learn from an 
 elegant gentleman like
 you - so aristocratic - so
 kind - so handsome."

11
"I'll work my fingers to the 
 bone, if only you'll let me 
 stay!"

12
"You mean I can stay?"

13
"When in my service,
 walk - never run - 
 it annoys me."

14
"Greville, you don't know
 it, but you've hired a
 goddess - I must paint 
 her."

15
"Law, I must go now - I'm
 being taken to Vauxhall!"

16
"I won't have my children
 hobnobbin' with the likes
 of you - as ought to be
 married and ain't!"

17
"Please remain here quietly
 - I must leave you for a 
          moment."

18
"Have you seen your Uncle
      Sir William?"

19
"My dear Uncle, this is
 indeed a pleasant surprise
 - I do hope to have the
 pleasure of your company
  later in the evening."

20
"Delighted, Greville. I'm
 most anxious to see
 your unpolished gem."

21
"Take care, Greville! Sir
 William is mad about the
 women - if he marries,
 you will no longer be his 
          heir. "

22
"You should make haste,
 Greville, to find your uncle a
 - a sweet friend - socially
 impossible as a wife."

23
"Come on - everybody sing!"

24
"Greville, aren't you going
          with me?"

25
"Your vulgar display is
 unforgivable - I'll return
 later with my uncle."

26
"Has anyone told you,
 my child, that you are
   very beautiful?"

27
"Greville, she's perfect now
 - but with a little training,
 she would be divine! I wish
    I had her in Naples."

28
"Why not?"

29
"She might be persuaded 
 to go if she thought I
  would join her later."

30
"You will find Emma a - a
      sweet friend -"

31
"Greville, you have forgiven
      me, haven't you?"

32
"You're going to Naples,
 Emma, to study under 
 the finest teachers."

33
"When do we start?"

34
"Greville, you haven't
 forgiven me - you're
  sending me away!"

35
"Sir William is needed at his 
 post - so you and your 
 mother start immediately."

36
"And I will follow in October
    - - at the latest."

37
"October - I promise."

38
And so destiny beckons
   Emma to the little
kingdom of Naples nestling in
  the Mediterranean.

39
"It's the English packet -
 Greville will be here any
         minute."

40
"This is the end of your fine 
 plot - I'm not one to be 
 passed from hand to hand!"

41
"I'm done with fine 
     gentlemen!"

42
"But, my child, what will
         you do?"

43
"I'll do what I was born to
 do, work - me and my
 mother will work our way
   back to England."

44
"Work - I would have 
 worked my fingers to 
  the bone for him."

45
"Emma, sweet child - 
 your youth has brought
 joy and beauty into my
 life - I cannot let you go."

46
"Emma - I ask you to
 do me the honor of 
  becoming my wife."

47
"- I could never love you,
       Sir William."

48
"I do not ask for love -"

49
And so the cook's daughter
    became Ambassadress
in a court watched with
hungry eyes by England
    and France ...

50
"I'm simply exhausted!
 Those Frenchmen, with
 their infernal Revolution
 - are upsetting all
       Europe!"

51
"By the way, there's a
 young naval officer waiting
 - will you see him for me,
        my dear?"

52
"Gladly, Sir William - if you
      promise to rest."

53
"You are a great help to 
 me these difficult times,
         my dear."

54
"Captain Nelson says his
 business is urgent and with
  the Ambassador - only."

55
"Sir William cannot be
 disturbed - he must
  see me or wait."

56
"So you're the impatient
 young Captain who refused
 to see the Ambassadress."

57
"Despite my impatience,
 I was happily destined
 to meet Your Ladyship."

58
"We never know what
 destiny holds in store
 for us, Captain Nelson."

59
       1795 - 1797
World-shattering years -
when a mob and a tune
conquered France and shook
  the thrones of Europe.

60
The British fleet in the
    Mediterranean - ever
watchful - not knowing when
the order will come to strike.

61
...and in Naples, the court of
Queen Maria Caroline was
caught between two fires
- friendly to England, but
fearful of the power of
       France ...

62
"Your Majesty, England
 has declared war on the
   French Republic!"

63
"You have more news 
      for me?"

64
"Your sister, Queen Marie
      Antoinette -"

65
"Not the guillotine!"

66
While war raged between
      England and France,
the unknown Nelson became
the well-known Admiral. He,
alone - now battle-scarred 
and half-blinded, stood
between Napoleon and final
        victory.

67
"Our water will last 
 only three weeks on 
 quarter rations, Sir."

68
"The Vanguard - Nelson's
       flagship!"

69
"Nelson knows Naples closed
 her ports to England - he
 can't anchor here - this
 means some serious crisis."

70
"Wait - I'll go with you."

71
"Captain Hardy, where is
    Admiral Nelson?"

72
"There is not much left of 
 me. I'm as battered and 
   scarred as my ship."

73
"I think you both the most
 noble sights my eyes have
 had the honor to look upon."

74
"It's scurvy, Madame. The
 Fleet is in dire straits -
 my men are dying like 
        flies!"

75
"I came in desperate hope of
 persuading King Ferdinand
 to allow me to provision
 and water at his ports."

76
"The King will never 
 consent! One friendly
 gesture toward England -
 and France would be at
 the throat of Naples."

77
"Sir William, let us at least 
    plead with the King."

78
Ferdinand - King of Naples.

79
Citizen Fontaine, French
envoy, successful in
keeping the King fearful
  of the Republic ...

80
"We cannot violate our 
 neutrality - you ask
   the impossible!"

81
"In the name of God, Sire,
 will you let my men die
 for the want of food and 
         water?"

82
"I must sail for Gibraltar
 on the flood tide - I have
      failed England."

83
"You have never failed 
 England - you will not
     fail her now!"

84
"We are helpless without
 provisions and water -
 Napoleon will sweep the
 Mediterranean - God
    help England!"

85
"Madame, you alone can
 save Nelson's fleet!"

86
"I could never persuade the
  King to open the ports."

87
"Then you must open them
 yourself! If the French are
 victorious what mercy will
 they show you - a sister
   of Marie Antoinette?"

88
"If you had the power, would 
    you give this order?"

89
"Yes - if I had the power -"

90
"In your marriage contract
 - by the birth of your son 
 - you as a member of
 the Cabinet -
 CAN SIGN THAT ORDER."

91
The flood tide ...

92
"Set the course southwest
 by west for Gibraltar."

93
"A boat along side, Sir."

94
"You have saved England
 - and my honor, Lady
      Hamilton."

95
"Emma!"

96
"Love is not for us, Nelson!
 You belong to England -
 to your wife - and I -"

97
"Whatever happens, I'm
 thankful for this moment
 between us! The sound of
 your voice - the touch of 
 your fingers - will always
   be my courage and
     inspiration!"

98
"We're under way, Sir - her
  Excellency must leave."

99
Through anxious baffled
  weeks Nelson searched
the Mediterranean for the
      French fleet.

100
"The enemy fleet sighted
 off our starboard bow,
          Sir."

101
"I beg of you, Sir - do not
 expose yourself needlessly
          today."

102
"Today will mean a peerage
  for me - or a tomb in
   Westminister Abbey."

103
The French flagship
  flames back an answer
 to Nelson's challenge ...

104
"Signal to engage the 
 enemy more closely!"

105
"Stand by to ram and board."

106
The weeks went by, and
 the sea held the secret
of the battle - - while in
       Naples ...

107
"The Queen has left us
 naked to the fury of the
 French! Where is England?
    Where is Nelson?"

108
"France demands that you
 at once expel this English
 women who tricked you -
 and sign this treaty of 
        alliance."

109
"His Majesty is about to sign
  the treaty with France -
    everything is lost."

110
"If only his Majesty would
   have faith in Nelson!"

111
"Mob rule, your Majesty -
 civil war - unless you
 declare yourself boldly for
          France!"

112
"Napoleon is bottled up
 in Egypt - Nelson has
 annihilated the French 
         fleet."

113
"Admiral Nelson."

114
"England will always 
 be grateful to you - 
     dear Emma."

115
After the battle, rest for the
   victor and the peace and
tranquility of an Italian
         summer ...

116
"Pardon my intrusion, but
 dispatches have arrived
      from England."

117
"He is your Admiral for five 
 minutes - then he becomes 
      my guest again!"

118
"I must return to England -"

119
"Then - you will leave 
      here soon?"

120
"Lord Nelson must return 
      to England."

121
"Goodnight, my dear."

122
"I must sail at dawn -"

123
"Then this is - goodbye."

124
"Will you sing for me -
    one last song?"

125
"Emma, I can't leave you
 - I can't go to England
      without you."

126
"They say 'e's mad about
 'er! You can't blame 'im
    - she's so purty!"

127
"The Honorable Charles
      Greville."

128
"A glorious day for England
  and Nelson - and Emma."

129
"Emma is in a heaven
   of excitement."

130
"But my dear Uncle, I feel
 it is my duty to tell you
 that the rumors about 
 Emma and - er - Nelson
 - are not of a heavenly
         nature."

131
"My dear Nephew, I never
 pay any attention to
 rumors - they might be
        true!"

132
"Don't you realize what
 this means? Her Majesty 
 refused to acknowledge
      your wife!"

133
"Her Majesty shows
 admirable discretion,
      I think."

134
"I scarcely thought I should
 ever greet Emma of
 Fadington Green - as the
  famous Lady Hamilton!"

135
"There were many things
 you didn't think, Greville -
 for instance, that I should
   be presented to their
        Majesties."

136
"One should never be 
 sure of anything until 
 it is accomplished, Lady 
       Hamilton."

137
"What did Greville mean?"

138
"At a reception for Lord
 Nelson it would be very
 embarrassing to have both
   you and Lady Nelson
        present."

139
"You see my dear, the 
 gods sell everything at 
     a fair price."

140
"Admiral Lord Nelson, Baron
 of the Nile, Duke of Bronte
      and Lady Nelson."

141
"Sir William Hamilton -"

142
"- and the Honorable 
 Charles Greville."

143
"Why isn't Lady Hamilton 
         here?"

144
"It appears that the Queen, 
 like myself, must refuse to
 acknowledge Her Ladyship."

145
"I will not be a party to this 
 insult - to the woman who 
  made England's victory 
         possible."

146
"Horatio, if you go -
  it is the end."

147
"Their Majesties -"

148
"I've come to take you 
 away - we will give up
 the world and find peace 
      in our love."

149
"I cannot let you sacrifice 
     yourself for me!"

150
"I have given much to 
 England - all I ask of 
      her is you."

151
"I am the one thing England
 will never let you have."

152
Hidden in an English village
 - the lovers struggled for
the peace and tranquility the
     world denied them.

153
"Captain Hardy!"

154
"Napoleon has built a great 
 fleet - massed his armies at
 Boulogne. He boasts that if
 he commands the channel
 for six hours England is 
         crushed."

155
"So England has sent 
 you to me for Nelson - 
        to me -"

156
"- well - go back and tell
 them he's mine - and I'll
    never let him go!"

157
"You can't keep him! His
 country is in peril - you
   can't stand between 
  England and Nelson!"

158
"Your love has disgraced
          him -"

159
"Do you want to cover him 
 with shame - and have 
 him grow to hate you?"

160
"England's won, Captain
 Hardy - you tell him,
       I can't."

161
"Napoleon must never com-
 mand the Channel, Hardy
 - and he won't, with the
      help of God."

162
TRAFALGAR!

163
"We have cleared for action,
 Sir. Is there a message to
   display to the fleet?"

164
England expects that every
  man will do his duty.

165
"Marvelous message, Sir
 - it has fired the Fleet
 - it will always be
     remembered!"

166
"The enemy has struck its
 colors, Sir - It means
   complete victory!"

167
"Kiss me, Hardy."

THE END

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