Napoleon and the Queen of Prussia: An Historical Novel

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A. L. Fowle, 1893 - Prussia (Germany) - 509 pages
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Page 234 - Austerlitz the anniversary of the coronation; this year, you have worthily celebrated that of the battle of Marengo, which put an end to the war of the second coalition. " Frenchmen, you have been worthy of yourselves and of me. You will return to France covered with laurels, and, after obtaining a glorious peace, which carries with it the guarantee of its duration.
Page 501 - George," she said to the hereditary prince, who had remained with his sister in the duke's sitting-room, "now I am altogether happy! I would like to repeat it to all of you !" And, as if these words were not sufficient, as if she ought to write them down — the queen hastened to her father's desk. She took a scrap of paper and a pen, and wrote in a hasty hand: " My dear father! I am very happy to-day as your daughter, and as the wife of the best of husbands.
Page 234 - The enemy had mistaken the cause of our inactivity. He perceived, too late, that our repose was that of the lion : he repents of having disturbed it. In the battles of Guttstadt and...
Page 243 - can understand each other better if we treat directly than by employing our ministers, who frequently deceive or misunderstand us; and we shall advance business more in an hour than our negotiators in days. Between you and me there must be no third person, if we are to accomplish our purpose.
Page 470 - Wer nicht die Kummervollen Nachte Auf Seinem Bette weinend sass, Der Kennt euch nicht, ihr himmlischen Machte.
Page 494 - ... Spain, Baron von Stein sent me a page from the catechism, which the priests are teaching the people at the present time, and he added to it a few passages from the new French catechism. Will your majesty permit me to read them?" ' Read," exclaimed the queen; "pray, dear Caroline, let me hear them !" Madame von Berg drew several papers from her pocket. " Let us first be edified by the Spanish catechism, if it please your majesty," and she read: " Who are you, my child?" "A Spaniard, by the grace...
Page 299 - ... entered the room, but he did not interrupt himself. After I had conversed with him about an hour and a half, he ordered the concert to commence, and I do not know whether it was a mere accident or whether he did so to oblige me, but he asked the musicians to play Swiss airs, and among them the Ram des Vaches. He then bowed to me kindly, and left the room. I must confess I was fascinated. Since my conference with Frederick II., twenty-four years ago, I never had a more interesting interview, at...
Page 234 - Frenchmen, you have been worthy of yourselves and of me. You will return to France covered with laurels, and, after obtaining a glorious peace, which carries with it the guarantee of its duration. It is high time for our country to live in quiet, screened from the malignant influence of England. My bounties shall prove to you my gratitude, and the full extent of the love that I feel for you.
Page 236 - It is true," exclaimed Alexander, as if awaking from a dream ; " why are we at war? If your grudge is against England, and against her alone — if your majesty hates me only because I am the friend of that country, I can sever the alliance, and we shall easily agree, for I have as much reason to complain of her as you have, and shall readily support you in every thing your majesty may decide upon undertaking against her.
Page 497 - Ich danke dir mein Wohl, mein Glück in diesem Leben. Ich war wohl klug, daß ich dich fand. Doch ich fand nicht. Gott hat dich mir gegeben ; So segnet keine andre Hand. Sein Tun ist je und je großmütig und verborgen; Und darum hoff ich fromm und blind, Er werde auch für unsre Kinder sorgen, Die unser Schatz und Reichtum sind.

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