Frederick the Great and His Times Volume 1

Frederick the Great and His Times Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1842 edition. Excerpt: but six years old? allowed them the more readily, inasmuch as I received those of the other princes of the blood, and they were of no consequence at an age so tender as mine. In spite of all their efforts, the two favourites had not yet contrived to excite misunderstanding between the king and queen; but, though the king doted on his wife, he could not help ill-using her, and he would not suffer her to take any part in public business, saying: ' Women must be kept under the ferule, or they will dance upon their husbands' heads.' " It was not long, however, before she heard of the scheme of my marriage. The king imparted it to her. She was thunderstruck. It is right that I should give some idea of her character and person. The queen was never handsome; her features were marked, and none of them was good. Her complexion was fair, her hair dark brown, her figure one of the finest in the world; her noble and majestic carriage commanded respect from all who saw her: accomplished manners and brilliant understanding seemed to promise more solidity than she possessed. She had a good, generous, and benevolent heart, and was fond of the fine arts and sciences, without much addicting herself to any of them..All have their faults, and she was not exempt from them. All the haughtiness and pride of the house of Hanover were concentrated in her person. Her ambition was extreme; she was jealous to excess, of a suspicious and vindictive temper, and never forgave those who had, as she thought, offended her. " She had deeply at heart the alliance which she had planned with England, through the union of her children, flattering herself that she should gradually establish her ascendency over the king. Her other object was more

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  • Paperback | 106 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 204g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236840364
  • 9781236840363