The Life of Frederic the Second, King of Prussia, Band 2


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Seite 160 - Quand on a tout perdu, quand on n'a plus d'espoir, La vie est un opprobre, et la mort un devoir.
Seite 27 - Stuart, and of the letter which your excellency did me the honour to write to me on the...
Seite 326 - Eternal happiness is worthy of being thought of. It is obtained by the grace of God, for those who humble themselves before him. If, says Jesus, ye are not converted, and do not become like little children, ye cannot enter into the kingdom of heaven. The change may be difficult for your majesty, but with God everything is possible, and may his blessed Son have pity upon you. I am, with the most profound respect, and the most Christian charity, the simple and faithful Christian, OF...
Seite 294 - He speaks a great deal/ continues the Doctor ; 'yet those who hear him, regret that he does not speak a good deal more. His observations are always lively, very often just; and few men possess the talent of repartee in greater perfection.
Seite 9 - Before, however, he did so, he published at Berlin " A Declaration of the motives which have obliged his majesty the King of Prussia to prevent the designs of the court of Vienna." In this document Frederic inveighed against the ambition of the empress-queen, and dwelt much upon her secret designs against the independence of the princes of the empire. He also declared that the liberties of the Germanic body should only be buried in the same grave with Prussia ; and concluded by calling * Memoirs...
Seite 127 - Remove from Berlin with the royal family. Let the archives be carried to Potsdam. The town may make conditions with the enemy.
Seite 220 - Memoires depuis la Paix de Hubertsbourg, 1763, jusqu'a la fin du Partage de la Pologne, 1775 ;" and this was followed by his History of the War of Bohemia in 1778, which was, written towards the end of his life, and which concluded the series of his historical works, relating to his own career, and to the state of Europe during his reign.
Seite 154 - I am firmly resolved to pass the rest of my life in solitude in the bosom of philosophy and friendship. Your nation, you see, is blinder than you thought. These fools will lose their Canada and Pondicherry to please the Queen of Hungary and the Czarina.
Seite 60 - You know that there is no labour, no hunger, no cold, no watching, no danger, that I have not shared with you hitherto ; and you now see me ready...
Seite 197 - The best thing I have now to tell you of, my dear marquis, is the peace ; and it is right that the good citizens and the public should rejoice at it. For me, poor old man that I am, I return to a town where I know nothing but the walls, where I find no longer any of my friends, where great and laborious duties await me, and where I shall soon lay my old bones in an asylum which can neither be troubled by war, by calamities, nor by the wickedness of...

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