History of Friedrich II. of Prussia; Called Frederick the Great Volume 2

History of Friedrich II. of Prussia; Called Frederick the Great Volume 2

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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. 1869 edition. Excerpt: ...have saved immense confusions to mankind! Nay she alone of Princesses, beautiful, magnanimous, brave, was the mate for such a Prince, --had the Good Fairies been consulted, which seldom happens: --and Romance itself might have become Reality in that case: with high results to the very soul of this young Prince! Wishes are free: and wise Eugene will have been heard, perhaps often, to express this wish; but that must have been all. Alas, the preliminaries, political, especially religious, are at once indispensable and impossible: we have to dismiss that day-dream. A Papal-Protestant Controversy still exists among mankind; and this is one penalty they pay for not having settled it sooner. The Imperial Court cannot afford its Archduchess on the terms possible in that quarter. What the Imperial Court can do is, to recommend a Niece of theirs, insignificant young Princess, Elizabeth Christina of Brunswick-Bevern, who is Niece to the Empress; and may be made useful in this way, to herself and us, think the Imperial Majesties;--will be a new tie upon the Prussians and the Pragmatic Sanction, and keep the Alliance still surer for our Archduchess in times coming, 1 Hormayr: Allgemeine Geschichte der neuesten Zeit (Wien, 1817), i. 13; cited in Preuss, i. 71. Feb. 1732. think their Majesties. She, it is insinuated by Seckendorf in Tobacco-Parliament; ought not she, Daughter of your Majesty's esteemed friend, --modest-minded, innocent young Princess, with a Brother already betrothed in your Majesty's House, --to be the Lady? It is probable she will. Did we inform the reader once about Kaiser Karl's young marriage adventures; and may we, to remind him, mention them a second time? How Imperial Majesty, some five-and-twenty years ago, then only King of Spain, asked...show more

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  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 408g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236530365
  • 9781236530363