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Love Letters of Napoleon

Not only was Napoleon Bonaparte a man of politics and action, he was also a passionate lover. Here we present some of the many letters he wrote to his loves, including Josephine Beauharnais, Marie Waleska and Marie-Louise of Austria.
Let us know if you find any others.

His lovers

To Josephine

I awake all filled with you. Your image and the intoxicating pleasures of last night, allow my senses no rest...
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Of what sort can be that marvellous being, that new lover that tyrannises over your days, and prevents your giving any attention to your husband...?
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Oh, my adorable wife! I don't know what fate has in store for me, but if it keeps me apart from you any longer, it will be unbearable! My courage is not enough for that...
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Come soon; I warn you, if you delay, you will find me ill. Fatigue and your absence are too much...
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Things are going well here; but my heart is indescribably heavy. You are ill and far away from me. Be gay and take great care of yourself, you are worth more than all the universe to me...
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Josephine! Josephine! Remember what I have sometimes said to you: Nature has endowed me with a virile and decisive character. It has built yours out of lace and gossamer. Have you ceased to love me...?
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To Marie Walewska

What can satisfy the needs of a smitten heart, which longs to throw itself at your feet, but is held back by the weight of serious considerations, paralysing its keenest desires...?
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To Marie-Louise

I have just received your letter of 4 February. I am sorry to hear you are worrying. Cheer up and be gay...
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You have sent me a very beautiful comfit-box with the portrait of the King of Rome at prayer. I want you to have it engraved with the caption: "I pray God to save my father and France..."
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