Memoirs of the House of Brandenburg: And History of Prussia, During the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries, Volume 2

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J. Murray, 1849 - Prussia (Germany)
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Page 46 - Je crois que l'intérêt de mes États est aussi le mien, et que je n'en peux avoir qui soit contraire au leur. C'est pourquoi ne faites plus cette séparation, et soyez avertis une fois pour toutes que je ne crois de mon intérêt que ce qui peut contribuer au soulagement et au bonheur de mes peuples. » Voilà bien le pays et le roi confondus en un être de raison, l'État.
Page 37 - Mein geliebter Sohn, Ich habe Euer Schreiben vom 24. dieses wohl erhalten, daraus Euer herzliches Mitleid mit Meinen elenden Umständen, auch Eure löbliche Entschließung, in allen Stücken Meinem väterlichen Rathe zu folgen, ersehen.
Page 37 - Bathe zu folgen ersehen ; ich bin davon sehr attendriret und habe nicht den geringsten Zweifel an dem Effect eures Versprechens und eurer guten Sentiments, wenn Gott iiber mein Leben gebieten sollte, wie es das Ansehen hat.
Page 408 - Cela posé pour base, vous devez, quant aux autres conditions, tâcher de les avoir pour moi, si bien qu'il sera possible, soit du côté de la Bohême, ou s'il n'ya rien à faire de ce côté, du côté de la haute Silésie. Mais après...
Page 180 - He did not, moreover, possess that true penetration which leads a man to see things as they are, and not as he wishes them.
Page 39 - ... languishing state of health for the last two years of his life, as to be altogether confined to his bed-chamber ; and had lived in a very retired manner for many years previous. His remains were interred with kingly honours, they were carried in private to his own parish-church, dressed in royal robes, with the crown upon his head, and the sceptre in his hand, and upon his breast the arms of Great Britain, &c.: in gold and jewels. He lay there upon a bed of state, and above him was a throne suspended...
Page 272 - Briefe, der dem Feldmarschall Schwerin die Ueberrumpelung Breslaus aufträgt'), den dortigen Magistrat „nebst denen Katholischen" beschuldigt, noch beständig zu intriguiren, die ihnen so lieben Oesterreicher dahin zu ziehen, um vielleicht durch eine Surprise dieselben in die Stadt zu bringen. Die so Angeklagten hatten wohl Ursache davor zu bangen, was der König, nachdem er sich am 10. August 1741 der Stadt bemächtigt, über sie verhängen würde. Allerdings erhielt Schwerin den Auftrag, „der...
Page 178 - Felici utique fato elaborandum sibi sumsit memorabilem periodum illius temporis, quo parum abfuit, quin Germaniae Status concuteretur. Non poterat profecto latiorem invenire campum, in quo tot et tantas, quibus praefulget, dotes, praeclaramque non in humanioribus modo literis, sed in prudentia quoque Juris, Publici inprimis Germanici, ut et Naturae et Gentium, eruditionem demonstraret. Leges enim Romanas (quas tamen apprime etiam callet) quod attinet, noluit illas infausto ore in tam illustri argumento...
Page 67 - A number of other officers followed, not in any accurate order of precedence. The three battalions of the tall regiment once more went through all the evolutions with their accustomed precision — for even the new recruits had been drilled with the utmost care — and paid the last honours to the sovereign who had raised them, in the manner most congenial to his spirit. They attracted all the more attention as every one knew that this was the last time they were to be seen.

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