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The Secret Memoirs of the Courts of Europe, Volume I.

William II, Germany; Francis Joseph, Austria-Hungary

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Language: English
Wordcount: 86,140 / 257 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 31.7
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 406
Added to site: 2004.07.03
mnybks.net#: 8666
Genre: Biography
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take obstacles which would have made a far older and more experienced hunter pause and reflect on.

Nobody, even the best-intentioned, can deny that Emperor William has many faults; those are, however, either ignored altogether, or else exaggerated to an extent that eclipses all his good qualities, by his various biographers. Very few pen-portraits of royal personages that pass through the hands of the publishers can be said to present a true picture of their subject. Either the writer holds up the object of his literary effort as a person so blameless as to suggest the idea that he is an impossible prig, or else every piece of malevolent gossip is construed into a positive fact, his shortcomings magnified until they lose all touch of resemblance, while every word and action capable of misrepresentation is construed in the manner most detrimental to his reputation. In one word, he is either glorified as a preposterous saint, or else held up to public execration as an equally impossible villain. Now, in pic

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