History of Friedrich II. of Prussia

History of Friedrich II. of Prussia

by Thomas Carlyle


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ISBN-13: 9783734014147
Publisher: Outlook Verlag
Publication date: 09/22/2018
Pages: 310
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x 0.70(d)

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(June-July 1759 notice farther : if the reader can recollect it, well; if not, also well. The poor Reichs Army nominally makes a figure this Year, but nominally only; the effective part of it, now and henceforth, being Austrian Auxiliaries, and the Reichs part as flaccid and insignificant as ever. Prince Henri's call to quit Saxony was this. Daun, among the numerous Detachments he was making, of which we can take no notice, had shot-out Two (rather of cometary type, to use our old figure), which every reader must try to keep in mind. Two Detachments, very considerable: Haddick (who grew at last to 20,000), and Loudon (16,000); who are hovering about mysteriously over the Lausitz; intending what ? Their intention, Friedrich thinks, especially Haddick's intention, may be towards Brandenburg, and even Berlin : wherefore he has summoned Henri to look after it. Henri, resting in cantonments about Tschopau and Dresden, after the late fatigues, and idle for the moment, hastens to obey; and is in Bautzen neighbourhood, from about the end of June and onward. Sufficiently attentive to Haddick and Loudon : who make no attempt on Brandenburg; having indeed, as Friedrich gradually sees, and as all of us shall Boon see, a very different object in view ! CHAPTER II GENERAL DOHNA; DICTATOR WEDELL : BATTLE OF ZULUCHAU The Russian Lion, urged by Vienna and Versailles, made his entry, this Year, earlier than usual, coming now within wind of Mark-Lissa, as we see; and has stirred Daun into motion, Daun and everybody. From the beginning of April, the Russians, hibernating in the interior parts of Poland, were awake, and getting slowly under way. April 24th, the Vanguard of 10,000quitted Thorn; June 1st, Vanguard is in June-July 1759] Posen; followed by a First Division and a Sec...

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