History Of Friedrich Ii Of Prussia, Called Frederick The Great (volume 2)

Paperback | January 10, 2012

byThomas Carlyle

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1859. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... BOOK IX. LAST STAGE OF FRIEDRICH'S APPRENTICESHIP LIFE IN RUPPIN. 1732-1736. CHAPTER I. PRINCESS ELIZABETH CHRISTINA OF BRUNSWICK-SEVERN. We described the Crown-Prince as intent to comply, especially in all visible external particulars, with Papa's will and pleasure;--to distinguish himself by real excellence in Commandantship of the Regiment Goltz, first of all. But before ever getting into that, there has another point risen, on which obedience, equally essential, may be still more difficult. Ever since the grand Catastrophe went off without taking Friedrich's head along with it, and there began to be hopes of a pacific settlement, question has been, Whom shall the Crown-Prince marry? And the debates about it in the royal breast and in Tobacco-Parliament, and rumours about it in the world at large, have been manifold and continual. In the Schulenburg Letters we saw the Crown-Prince himself, much interested, and eagerly inquisitive on that head. As was natural: but it is not in the Crown-Prince's mind, it is in the Tobacco-Parliament, and the royal breast as influenced there, that the thing must be decided. Who in the world will it be, then 1 Crown-Prince himself hears now of this party, now of that. England is quite over, and the Princess Amelia sunk below the horizon. Friedrich himself appears a little piqued that Hotham carried his nose so high; that the English would not, in those life-and-death circumstances, Feb. 1732. abate the least from their 'Both marriages or none,'-- thinks they should have saved Wilhelmina, and taken his word of honour for the rest. England is now out of his head;--all romance is too sorrowfully swept out: and instead of the 'sacred air cities of hope' in this high section of his history, the young man is looking into the 'mean cla...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1859. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... BOOK IX. LAST STAGE OF FRIEDRICH'S APPRENTICESHIP LIFE IN RUPPIN. 1732-1736. CHAPTER I. PRINCESS ELIZABETH CHRISTINA OF BRUNSWICK-SEV...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:226 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.48 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217839762

ISBN - 13:9780217839761

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