The Works of Thomas Carlyle: History of Friedrich II of Prussia, called Frederick the Great

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C. Scribner's Sons, 1898
 

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Page 172 - as sad witnesses of the White Flag's disgrace," disappeared into the interior.1 It was such a night as men never witnessed before. Walpole says : ' The roaring of the elements was redoubled by the thunder from our ships ; and both concurred in that scene of horror to put a period to the Navy and hopes of France. Seven ships of the line got into the River Vilaine' (lay there fourteen months, under strict watching, till their backs were broken, ' thumping against the shallow bottom every tide,' and...
Page 410 - I find the gentleman is determined to leave us, nor can I say I am sorry ' for it, since he would otherwise have certainly compelled us to leave him. But if he be resolved to assume the ' right of advising His Majesty, and directing the operations of the war, to what purpose are we called to this Council ? — When he talks of being responsible to the ' people he talks the language of the House of Commons, ' and forgets that at this Board he is only responsible to the King.
Page 410 - But if he be resolved to assume the office of exclusively advising his Majesty and directing the operations of the War, to what purpose are we called to this Council ? When he talks of being responsible to the People, he talks the language of the House of Commons ; forgets that, at this Board, he is only responsible to the King.
Page 356 - Mecklenburgh with desolation. I know, sire, that it seems unbecoming my sex, in this age of vicious refinement, to feel for one's country — to lament the horrors of war — or wish for the return of peace. I know...

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