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History of Friedrich II. of Prussia (Volume 9); Called Frederick the Great (Paperback) Loot Price: R386 Discovery Miles 3 860
History of Friedrich II. of Prussia (Volume 9); Called Frederick the Great (Paperback): Thomas Carlyle
History of Friedrich II. of Prussia (Volume 9); Called Frederick the Great (Paperback): Thomas Carlyle

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History of Friedrich II. of Prussia (Volume 9); Called Frederick the Great (Paperback)

Thomas Carlyle

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1864 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VI." BERLIN CARROUSEL, AND VOLTAIRE VISlBtEirHERE. Readers have heard of the Place du Carrousel at Paris; and know probably that Louis XIV. held worldfamous Carrousel there (a.d. 1662); and, in general, / that Carrousel has something to do with Tourneying or the Shadow of Tourneying. It is, in fact, a kind of superb be-tailored running at the ring, instead of be-blacksmithed running at one another. A Second milder Edition of those Tournament sports, and dangerous trials of strength and dexterity, which were so grand a business in the Old iron Ages. Of which, in the form of Carrousel or otherwise, down almost to the present day, there have been examples, among puissant Lords;--though now it is felt to have become extremely hollow; perhaps incapable of fully entertaining anybody, except children and their nurses on a high occasion. A century ago, before the volcanic explosion of so many things which it has since become wearisome to think of in this earnest world, the Tournament, emblem of an Age of Chivalry, which was gone, but had not yet declared itself to be quite gone, and even to be turned topsyturvy, had still substance as a mummery, --not enough, I should say, to spend much money upon. Not much real money: except, indeed, the money were offered you gratis, from other parties in 15th-27tli Aug. 1750. terested? Sir Jonas kindly informs us, by insinuation, that this was, to a.goo'd. degree, Friedrich's case in the now Carrousel: ."atlimg got up by the private efforts "of different gre.at. Lords and Princes of the blood;" each party tailoring, harnessing, and furbishing himself and followers; Friedrich contributing little but the arena and'-general outfit. I know not whether even the 40;GQ0 lamps (for it took place by night) were of his. pu...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Thomas Carlyle
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 5mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 100
ISBN-13: 978-1-154-26861-4
Barcode: 9781154268614
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-154-26861-6

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