A HISTORY OF GERMANY FROM THE EARLIEST PERIOD TO THE PRESENT TIME (Google eBook)

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Page 1 - FREDERICK KOHLRAUSCH, Chief of the. Board of Education for the Kingdom of Hanover^ and late Professor of History in the Polytechnic School. Translated from the last German edition, By JAMES D. HAAS.
Page 3 - ... and more elaborate works connected with the annals of our empire, are nevertheless anxious to have presented to them the means of acquiring an accurate knowledge of the records of our Fatherland, in such a form as to leave upon the mind and heart an enduring, indelible impression.
Page 3 - ... reality a concise, yet, in every respect, a complete history of Germany. It is important to remark, that Professor Kohlrausch is a Protestant, and one distin...
Page 3 - That our industrious historian has attained his object, the intelligent reader will find in the interest excited, the clear views imparted, and the deep impres sion effected by his animated portrayals of both events and individuals. This has been the original and acknowledged characteristic of Herr...
Page 415 - ... nature, to bring into immediate execution the great and ambitious plans he had formed, and to give to the various nations spread over the boundless surface of his vast possessions, one unique and equal form of government, after a model such as he had himself formed within his own mind. Joseph adopted as his model the absolute principles of Frederick in his system of government; but Frederick occupied himself more with external arrangements, with the administration of the State, the promotion...
Page 317 - Bohemia m arms, and threatening Vienna itself with invasion ; Silesia and Moravia in alliance with them ; Austria much disposed to unite with them ; Hungary by no means firmly attached, and externally menaced by the Turks ; besides which, encountering in every direction the hatred of the Protestants, against whom his zeal was undisguised.
Page 202 - I herewith curse his flesh and blood, and may his body never receive burial, but may it be borne away by the wind, and may the ravens and crows and wild birds of prey consume and destroy him. And I adjudge his neck to the rope, and his body to be devoured by the birds and beasts of the air, sea, and land; but his soul I commend to our dear Lord God, if he will receive it.
Page 445 - ... with honour. The king has proved to the world that honour was his sole desire, and that he is better than his fate. Prussia •will not willingly endure the chains of slavery. The king, who is truth itself, could not have acted otherwise than he has done, without being false to himself and a traitor to his people. But to the point. By the unfortunate battle of Friedland, Kb'nigsberg has fallen into the hands of the French.
Page 175 - AD] Frederick himself possessed a knowledge unusual, and acquired by few men of his time. He understood Greek, Latin, Italian, French, German, and Arabic. Amongst the sciences he loved chiefly natural history, and proved himself a master in that science by a work he composed upon the art of hawking; for it not only displays the most perfect and thorough investigation into the mode of life, nourishment, diseases, and the whole nature of falcons, but dwells...
Page 149 - ... his subjects from their allegiance, and urging the princes of Germany to elect a new emperor, in these words, " In behalf of Almighty God the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Ghost, I deny to Henry the government of the whole realm of Germany and Italy, and release all Christians from the bond of the oath which they have made or will make to him, and forbid any one to serve him as if he were a king.

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