The History of the Life of Gustavus Adolphus, King of Sweden, Sirnamed, the Great Volume 1

The History of the Life of Gustavus Adolphus, King of Sweden, Sirnamed, the Great 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. 1759 edition. Excerpt: ..._ that the French king, had interfered both in Italyand Germany, without folicitation on one ss part, and without giving previous notice on the other part: _ and, lasts prince-justly triumphed, it is true, in prefiguring to himself, that the house of Austria might happen to be humbled to a certain degree z yet it did not please him to behold the Swedes in posseslion of Stralsund nor did he like the cstablishment Gustavus had made for himself in the island of Rugen, which gave him an unlimited command on either side of the Baltic ocean. He had a secret joy however in predicting to his nation, that Sweden and Austria would at length weary and torment themselves into a state of inactivity. These ideas joined to a good degree of caution, intermingled with timidity, kept him in a sort of suspense, which he thought fit_to surname a neutrality: yet at bottom he dreaded Gustavus, and hated him too, and in spite of all obligations which the. protestant religion might be supposed to have on his mind, preferred the interests of the house of Austria in his more reserved and secret wishes. On the other hand, it appeared plainly, that the Imperial ministers made peace only a plausible pretext in the first article of the several proposals produced by them; for the five subsequent ones breathed nothing but menaces, chastisements, and hostilities; of which we have a clear proof: for when all the protestant deputies implored the emperor to put a stop to such unmerciful proceedings, cardinal Klesel, who had relinquished politics, except with a view to humble Walstein, replied coldly and unconcernedly: It was the decree of heaven, that people should hear patiently what they had dg/Zvoed To recapitulate all Melchior, archbishop of Vienna, prime minister and..
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  • Paperback | 142 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 268g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236783034
  • 9781236783035