History of Friedrich II of Prussia: Called Frederick the Great

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Chapman and Hall, 1865

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333 ページ - ... and more ominous set of Questions than have ever risen in England's History before. As in the foregoing case, we have to be patient and keep hoping. 3°. In regard to France. It appears, noble old Teutschland, with such pieties, and unconquerable silent...
172 ページ - 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...
478 ページ - Placet, since so many great and learned men will have it so : but long after I am dead, it will be known what this violating of all that was hitherto held sacred and just will give rise to.
102 ページ - Friedrich into great confinement indeed. Friedrich is aware of this Vienna Order; which is a kind of comfort in the circumstances. The intentions of the hungry Russians, too, are legible to Friedrich ; and he is much resolved that said Order shall be impossible to Daun. " Were it to be possible, we are landless. Where are our recruits, our magazines, our resources for a new Campaign ? We may as well die, as suffer that to be possible !" Such is Friedrich's fixed view. He says to D'Argens : "You,...
236 ページ - If these views are to be followed, this is the last time I can sit at this Board. I was called to the Administration of Affairs by the voice of the People : to them I have always considered myself as accountable for my conduct ; and therefore cannot remain in a situation which makes me responsible for measures I am no longer allowed to guide.

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