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History of Friedrich II of Prussia, vol 8

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Author: Thomas Carlyle
Language: English
Wordcount: 23,595 / 76 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 61.5
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 691
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Genre: History
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ere is none upon earth that I desire besides thee. My flesh and my heart fainteth and faileth; but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion forever." <end italic>-- Poor Friedrich, this is a very unexpected pen-sketch on his part; but an undeniable one; betokening abstruse night-thoughts and forebodings in the present juncture!--

"Whoever considers this fine knowledge of religion, and reflects on the peculiar character and genius of the young Herr, which was ever struggling towards light and clearness (for at that time he had not become indifferent to religion, he often prayed with my Father on his knees),--will find that it was morally impossible this young Prince could have thought [as some foolish persons have asserted] of throwing himself into the arms of Papal Superstition [seeking help at Vienna, marrying an Austrian Archduchess, and I know not what] or allow the intrigues of Catholic Priests to"-- Oh no, Herr Muller, nobody but very foolish persons could imagine such a thing of this you

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