Memoirs of Frederica Sophia Wilhelmina, Princess Royal of Prussia Volume 1
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. 1828 edition. Excerpt: ...is at stake: but, in return, you must no more mention those hateful marriages you propose. Find a convenient establishment for my daughter, a husband with whom she may live happy; and, far from opposing your wishes, I shall be the first to second them." The king immediately grew calm, and, after having considered for some time; " Your expedient is not bad," he answered, " but I do not knov of any match better suited for my daughter than those which I have proposed: if you can suggest any other I will attendto your suggestion." The queen named the hereditary prince of Bareith. " I am satisfied," 'said the king'; " there is but one trifling difliculty, which I think it well to inform you of: that is, that I shall give neither portion nor clothes to my daughter; and that I shall not be at the wedding, since she prefers your wishes to mine. Had she married to my fancyl should have treated her better than any of my children. She may chuse which of us two she will obey." " You absolutely reduce me to despair," exclaimed the queen; " I do every thing in mgpower to oblige you, and you are never satisfied. ou wish to kill me, and to see me in the grave. Vell then, my daughter may marry your dear duke of Weissenfeld; I shall not oppose it; but I curse her if she marries him in my life-time."--" Well! well! madam, you shall be satisfied," said the king; " I will write to-morrow to the margrave of Bareith on the subject, and shall show you my letter. You may mention it to your unworthydaughter. I give her time till to-morrow to determine the matter." ' When the king was gone, the queen sent for me. She embraced me with transports of...
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- 13 Sep 2013
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