Rheinsberg Volume 1; Memorials Of Frederick The Great And Prince Henry Of Prussia

Paperback | February 8, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1880 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XX. THE KING RETURNS TO RHE1NSBERG. Their Majesties entertain a Circle of Friends--And act the Death of Csesar--The King suffers from Ague--Charles VI. dies--Masquerading and Mourning--The King makes up his Mind as to proper Measures--The Margravine of Bayreuth thinks Rheinsherg dull--Voltaire pays his first Visit. Two months after his accession, in August, 1740, Frederick paid a flying visit to Rheinsberg. And in October of the same year the whole Court came thither for a lengthened stay. The King arrived on the 19th, to spend, as he thought, the rest of the autumn and a part of the winter. Within two days he was followed by the Queen and a large and brilliant circle of friends and attendants, including Prince William and the Margrave and Margravine of Bayreuth, &c, all bent on enjoying themselves to their hearts' desire in a pleasant neighbourhood and in delightful society. They were going to have private theatricals; they were going to act Voltaire's 'Death of Caesar,' Boissy's ' Frenchman in London,' and what not. The great new concert-room was finished, I suppose; a new theatre was to be begun and finished as speedily as possible. The palace itself and all the outbuildings designed fOr attendants, were so overcrowded that when Bielfeld arrived a few days after the rest he was obliged to put up at the 'Post.' The King was, and for several weeks had been, suffering from his quartan ague, but he allowed it to interfere as little as possible with his enjoyments or those of other people. When the fit came on, 'a mournful stillness reigned' throughout the whole house, but as soon as it had passed off again, his Majesty dined and supped with the Queen and his brother and sister, &c, had a concert in his room, and sometimes in the evening gave a ball. ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1880 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XX. THE KING RETURNS TO RHE1NSBERG. Their Majesties entertain a Circle of Friends--And act the Death of Csesar--The King...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:94 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217277403

ISBN - 13:9780217277402

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