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advantage allies anxious arms artillery attack Austrians baggage battle of Rossbach Berlin besieged Bevern body Bohemia Breslau Broglio Brunswick camp campaign cannon cavalry command consequence Cosacks courage court Croats Daun defeat defended determined Dresden driven back Duke Duke of Würtemberg Duke of Zweibrücken Empire Empress endeavoured enemy fate favour fearful fell Ferdinand field of battle Fieldmarshall fire forced formed a junction fortified fortress France Frederic Frederic's French army gained garrison gave Germany grenadiers hands hereditary prince Hessian honour horses hussars imperial infantry inhabitants intrenchments killed king of Prussia Laudon left wing light troops loss masters means monarch night officers Poland Pomerania position possession provinces provisions Prus received regiments remained retreat Rhine Saxony Schweidnitz sent sians siege Silesia soldiers Soubise spite supplies Swedes taken prisoners tion took Torgau Tottleben town treaty victory Vienna village waggons whole winter quarters withdraw wounded
307 ページ - ... from office, and some of the most prominent men in the country were treated with an arrogance that recalled the worst days of the Stuarts. The Duke of Devonshire was expelled from the office of Chamberlain with circumstances of the grossest insult. The King refused even to see him on the occasion, and with his own hand struck his name from the list of Privy Councillors. The Dukes of Newcastle and Grafton and the Marquis of Rockingham were deprived of the lord-lieutenancies of their counties.
205 ページ - ... frigate Carysfort, raised the British flag at the Sandwich Islands, having compelled the king and principal chiefs to make a provisional cession of the islands to the English government, which they did under protest. March 15. — A great fire took place in Valparaiso, Chili, by which damage was done to the amount of more than a million and a half of dollars. March 16. — A great storm of rain and snow prevailed along the Atlantic coast of the United States, by which many vessels were lost,...
101 ページ - ... to be acquainted with it. ' I see clearly that we shall get no troops from the Carnatic for the Bullum business in this year ; but if we are fortunate in our pursuits of the Pychy Rajah, I am not quite certain that I have not under my own command the means of settling it. I .shall know more about it in the course of a few weeks. In the mean time the arrangements going on at Seringapatam to decrease the number of idle Moormen will enable me to weaken that garrison considerably for any occasion...
386 ページ - ... pursuit of the flying army, and took a good many stragglers prisoners.f The further consequences of the bloody battle of Torgau, the last during the war in which Frederic commanded in person, were still more important. From its having so greatly weakened both parties, it concluded the campaign; and all Saxony, with the exception of Dresden, fell into the hands of Frederic.J He was...
464 ページ - ... was of much less value than it would have been had it been as represented and properly packed and shipped.
78 ページ - I" use his own expression, had given him power to stop the French army, even as power had been given to Joshua to stop the course of the sun.
211 ページ - Balls were given in the camp, and officers on guard often left their post that they might dance a minuet; they laughed at the orders of their leaders, and only obeyed them when it suited them.
211 ページ - The very subalterns had their mistresses with them, and officers often left their men to accompany them on the march, in their carriages.
38 ページ - ... revenues of Saxony more available for his purposes, Frederic caused a general revision to be made of the salaries of the various Saxon functionaries, which were universally curtailed. Thus, at the court of Dresden there existed two persons of great consideration and importance in their different ways, — the confessor of the queen and the director of the opera. The former received a salary of 12,000 crowns, the latter of 15,000.