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book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not
illustrated. 1789 edition. Excerpt: ... have been great, insomuch
that inflammation has been feared. I have committed myself to the
guidance of the most able physician of France, and at present
either he or nature has given me ease. God knows how long this will
continue. But wherefore entertain your majesty with my afflictions?
Rather let me inform you, or in other words repeat, all that I have
felt for near forty years, when I first began to receive your
favours. The letters with which you are pleased to honour me are
new proofs, which are to me the more precious, because, in my
present condition, I no longer can hope to travel and pay my
personal homage to you. These letters at least console me for the
ills I feel; and pay, in part, the good of which I am deprived, in
not hearing that, from the mouth of your majesty, which you have
the bounty to write. I will venture to fay that this age, which
long, and with so much justice, has called you the philosophic
king, does not know so well as I do how truly you deserve the
title. It has not, like me, the advantage of reading, in your
letters, that true, found, and useful, morality with which they
abound; morality which every man may put in practice, and not
gigantic, and exaggerated, like that of the stoics, and Epictetus;
morality which has rendered you greater A a 3 in in misfortune than
even in success; in fine, morality which, to me, at once asfords
instruction and example. I have entreated the marquis d'Eterno, who
has lately departed to reside as ambafsador from France in Prussia,
should he find an opportunity, to lay at your majesty's feet all
the sentiments with which 1 am penetrated, as well as my grief at
being myself unable to express them personally. The marquis
d'Eterno is a prudent, wellbred, virtuous, and...
|Country of origin:
• Frederick II
||246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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