Bismarck (Google eBook)

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H. Holt, 1919 - Europe - 539 pages
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Page 514 - Prince, has de.cided, with reference to the above demand, upon the representation of Count Eulenburg and myself, not to receive Count Benedetti again, but only to let him be informed through an aide-de-camp: 'That his Majesty had now received from the Prince confirmation of the news which Benedetti had already received from Paris, and had nothing further to say to the ambassador.' His Majesty leaves it to your Excellency whether Benedetti's fresh demand and its rejection should not be at once communicated...
Page 439 - ... at Prince Bismarck's present inclination to increase his popularity before the general election by taking up an anti-English attitude. Compelled by the colonial mania, which has gradually come to the surface in Germany, to act contrary to his better convictions in the...
Page 271 - Baden: ,,It would be quite a mistake to suppose that this is a moment at which it would be safe to defy France. On the contrary, a war unmistakably provoked by Prussia would be hailed by many äs a welcome diversion from internal difficulties. So far äs I can judge, Ollivier is not the man to shrink from one" (The Cambridge History of British Foreign Policy 1783-1919.
Page 57 - I had never taken to the diplomatic trade ; or, having done so, I would long since have given it up. I know not whence I should derive my sense of duty, if not from God. Orders and titles have no charms for me ; I firmly believe in a Life after Death, and that is why I am a Royalist ; by nature I am disposed to be a Republican.
Page 435 - Colonies in his opinion would only be a cause of weakness, because Colonies could only be defended by powerful Fleets, — and Germany's geographical position did not necessitate her development into a first class Maritime Power.
Page 126 - The great questions of the day will not be decided by speeches or by majority decisions — that was the mistake of 1848 and 1849 — but by blood and iron!
Page 465 - That is just what they cannot do. We have the material, not only for forming an enormous army, but for furnishing it with officers. " We have a corps of officers such as no other Power has. When we undertake a war it must be a people's war which all approve, as in 1870. If we are attacked, then the furor teutonicus will flame out, and no one can make head against that. Neither the consciousness of our strength nor our hope of victory can restrain us from continuing our peaceful efforts. We do not...
Page 298 - His Majesty was so offended at the course I had adopted, that on descending from the raised dais of the princes he ignored me as I stood alone upon the free space before it, and passed me by in order to shake hands with the generals standing behind me. He maintained that attitude for several days, until gradually our mutual relations returned to their old form.
Page 513 - His majesty has since received a letter from the prince. His majesty having told Count Benedetti that he was awaiting news from the prince, has decided, with reference to the above demand, upon the representation of Count Eulenburg and myself, not to receive Count Benedetti again, but only to let him be informed through an aide-de-camp; that his majesty had now received from the prince confirmation of the news which Benedetti had already received from Paris, and had nothing further to...
Page 280 - This explanation brought about in the two generals a revulsion to a more joyous mood, the liveliness of which surprised me. They had suddenly recovered their pleasure in eating and drinking and spoke in a more cheerful vein. Roon said: "Our God of old lives still and will not let us perish in disgrace.

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