An Historical Development of the Present Political Constitution of the Germanic Empire, 第 1 巻

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T. Payne and son, 1790 - 379 ページ

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108 ページ - The towns are inhabited only by old men, women, and children ; perhaps here and there a warrior, by wounds or loss of limbs rendered unfit for service, left at his door ; his little children hang round him, ask an history of every wound, and grow themselves soldiers, before they find strength for the field. But this were nothing, did we not feel the alternate insolence of either army, as it happens to advance or retreat...
108 ページ - I cannot refift the defire of interceding for this unhappy people. It was but a very few years ago that this territory wore the moft pleafing appearance. The country was cultivated, the peafant looked chearful, and the towns abounded with riches and feftivity. What an alteration at prefent from fuch a charming fcene!
107 ページ - Mecklenburg with desolation. I know, Sire, that it seems unbecoming my sex, in this age of vicious refinement, to feel for one's country, to lament the horrors of war, or wish for the return of peace. I know you may think it more properly my province to study the...
108 ページ - I cannot resist the desire of interceding for this unhappy people. " It was but a few years ago that this territory wore the most pleasing appearance ; the country was cultivated, the peasants looked cheerful, and the towns abounded with riches and festivity.
108 ページ - ... history of every wound, and grow themselves soldiers before they find strength for the field. But this were nothing, did we not feel the alternate insolence of...
107 ページ - May it pleafe your Majefty, I am at a lofs whether I fhould congratulate or condole with you on your late victory; fince the fame fuccefs which has covered you with laurels, has overfpread the country of Mecklenburg with defolation. I know, Sire, that it feems unbecoming my fex, in this age of vicious refinement, to feel for one's country, to lament the horrors of war, or...
195 ページ - Hiftory 1778 ; •which was then, as well as himfelf, on the point of fetting out for Silefia, made a fpeech to his general officers, including his brothers, which, as it was ftrongly marked with the proper character of the veteran hero by whom it was delivered, was not lefs adapted to that of the veteran chiefs to whom it was addrefied.
196 ページ - ... days, and were grown grey in the fervice of their country ; that they confequently knew each other perfectly well ; they had been parfakers of the fame dangers, toils, and glories.
108 ページ - ... they find ftrength for the field. But this were nothing, did we not feel the alternate infolence of either army, as it happens to advance or retreat in purfuing the operations of the Campaigns. It is impoffible to exprefs the con•fufion which even th'ofe who call themfelves our friends create. , Thofe from whom we might expeft redrefs, opprefs us with new calamities.
196 ページ - King; rich and ga\vdy equipages had no charms for him ; but his infirmities rendered him incapable of travelling as he had done in the vigour of youth, and obliged him to ufe a poft-chaife ; but they fhould fee him on horfeback in the day of battle.

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