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Page 513 - King that he would authorise him to telegraph to Paris that his Majesty the King bound himself for all future time never again to give his consent if the Hohenzollerns should renew their candidature.
Page 513 - After the news of the renunciation of the hereditary Prince of Hohenzollern had been officially communicated to the imperial government of France by the royal government of Spain, the French ambassador at Ems further demanded of His Majesty the King that he...
Page 513 - ... him to telegraph at once that I bound myself for all future time never again to give my consent if the Hohenzollerns should renew their candidature. I refused, at last somewhat sternly, as it is neither right nor possible to undertake engagements of this kind a tout jamais.
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 ńs a welcome diversion from internal difficulties. So far ńs 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 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.