Posthumous Works of Frederic II. King of Prussia: Correspondence

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G.G.J. and J. Robinson, 1789 - Prussia (Germany)

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Page 64 - Then answered Simon, and said unto him, We have neither taken other men's land, nor holden that which appertaineth to others, but the inheritance of our fathers, which our enemies had wrongfully in possession a certain time.
Page 259 - Mufti' child ; A feeling heart and manners mild ; Alive io wit, to grandeur dead j By no heroic frenzies fed ; The tyrant and his flatterer's foe | Propenfe ai;ke to mirth or woe As each were prefent ; prone to wile The hours away, that fweetly fmile On jocund youth ; with flowers...
Page 183 - In colours fo vivid, where pleafure thus beams; Joys Epicurean, the fenfes to capture ? Why, truly, 'tis Jordan the ftoic, it feems. Contradiction is here perhaps as manifeft as in the reproach you make me...
Page 214 - ... your allies, in fuch manner as fhall appear moft expedient ; and, by this means, other princes who are defirous of joining with the maritime powers, may do it " the more freely, and with the lefs appre...
Page 264 - ... agreeable. In a word, let me find in you the wifdom of Plato, the eloquence of Cicero, the docile complaifance of Atticus, and the aid of Epicurus. Adieu, moft pacific Jordan ; the Hector thy friend will foon falute thee in the modeft and flmple guife of a philofopher.
Page 260 - twould haunt my bed ! " Though hift'rj's page my name might know, What good can hift'ry's page...
Page 69 - Were men wife, they would treat the phantom fame, which occafions them fo much trouble, and induces them to dedicate that time to pain which Heaven gave them for enjoyment, with greater neglect. Thou wilt find me more of a philofopher than thou haft imagined ; for philofopher, more or kfs, I have always been.
Page 182 - Paffions, raging with deftruftive brand, Againft Moravia arm their impious hand. Like Troy behold her wretched towns expire...
Page 182 - ... the very time you require others to fit with their arms folded in. indolence.
Page 260 - She finds, and ftrikes her to the heart! Then happy he, from noife retiring^ Who lives unknown and unafpiring ; Who recklefs can when dying fay, " Erafe remembrance—Hide my clay.

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