Queen Louisa of Prussia; Or, Goodness in a Palace. (from German Sources.)

Queen Louisa of Prussia; Or, Goodness in a Palace. (from German Sources.)

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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. 1874 edition. Excerpt: ...O'er the gleaming tide! Venus, it will be remembered, was the god: dess of love in the pantheons of Greece and Rome; and the epithet "Amathusia" was applied to her from Amathus, a city of very great antiquity, situated on the southern side of the Island of Cyprus, and dedicated to the worship of Venus. At Wartenberg, in Posen, the burgesses had a temple erected, and decked with firs and wreaths of flowers. In the midst of it there was an altar with a flame rising from it, and around this eight young women, dressed in white, attended as high priestesses. By the side of the temple stood the Catholic and Protestant clergy. When the carriage of the queen arrived she was received with music, and six of the priestesses stepped out of the temple toward the carriage, while the two who remained behind strewed incense on the flame. In Breslau, Brandenburg-on-the-Havel, and Menel, where the Emperor Alexander of Russia and Frederic William III. met, there were inscriptions which read: "The allied gods." It is pleasing to know that Frederic William and Louisa were deeply grieved at this ridiculous idolatry. A period so arrogant, and yet so false, could not but bring judgment upon itself. It was necessary that it be purified with fire. It makes one sad, however, to think that the queen must also, who was as a shining light in the darkness of the times, be purified in the crucible of affliction, that her faith and devotion might be still more strengthened. W 'APOLEON I., Emperor of the French, had already commenced his victorious it.," .t'Vl'i, ' ' career. He had placed members of his own family on many of the thrones of Europe, and his ambition aimed at conquering the whole continent. He...show more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236963334
  • 9781236963338