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Correspondence Volume 12 (Paperback) Loot Price: R138
Discovery Miles 1 380
Correspondence Volume 12 (Paperback): Frederick I, Frederick, Frederick II

Correspondence Volume 12 (Paperback)

Frederick I, Frederick, Frederick II

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original 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...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2014
First published: May 2014
Authors: Frederick I • Frederick • Frederick II
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 106
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-73957-3
Categories: Books
LSN: 0-217-73957-1
Barcode: 9780217739573

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