History Of Friedrich The Second Called Frederick The Great (volume 5) by Thomas Carlyle

History Of Friedrich The Second Called Frederick The Great (volume 5)

byThomas Carlyle

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1865. Excerpt: ... 5th Nov. 1757. this place in so unpermitted a way as even to the most hard-hearted man must seem compassionable." Poor fellows: cetera desunt; but that is enough! What can a Polish Majesty and Electoral Translucency do? Here too is a sorrowful howling to the Moon.19 * * "For a hundred miles round," writes St. Germain," the Country is plundered and harried as if fire from Heaven had fallen on it; scarcely have our plunderers and marauders left the houses standing." »I lead a band of robbers, of assassins, fit for breaking on the wheel; they would turn tail at the first gunshot, and are always ready to mutiny. If the Government (la Cour" with its Pompadour presiding, very unlikely for such an enterprise!) "cannot lay the knife to the root of all this, we may give up the notion of War.""0 * * Such a pitch have French Armies sunk to. When was there seen such a Bellona as Dauphiness before? Nay, in fact, she is the same devil-serving Army that Mare'chal de Saxe commanded with such triumph,--Mare'chal de Saxe in better luck for opponents; Army then in a younger stage of its development. Foaming then as sweet must, as new wine, in the hands of a skilful vintner, poisonous but brisk; not run, as now to the vinegar state, intolerable to all mortals. She can now announce from her camp-theatres, the reverse of the Roucoux program, "Tomorrow, Messieurs, you are going to fight; our Manager foresees"-- you will be beaten; and we cannot say what or where the next Piece will be! Impious, licentious, high-flaring efflorescence of all the Vices is not to be redeemed by the one Quasi-Virtue of readiness to be shot;--sweet of that kind, and sour of this, are the same substance, if you only wait. How kind was the Devil to. his Saxe; and flew away with him in rosepink, while it was still time! CHAPT...

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Title:History Of Friedrich The Second Called Frederick The Great (volume 5)Format:PaperbackDimensions:206 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.44 inPublished:January 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217225063

ISBN - 13:9780217225069

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