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The Life of Frederic the Second, King of Prussia in Two Volumes Volume 2 (Paperback) Loot Price: R486
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The Life of Frederic the Second, King of Prussia in Two Volumes Volume 2 (Paperback): George James Welbore Agar Ellis Dover

The Life of Frederic the Second, King of Prussia in Two Volumes Volume 2 (Paperback)

George James Welbore Agar Ellis Dover

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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.1859 Excerpt: ... whom he had seen some years before, and with whose conversation he had been pleased. The lettei he wrote to Zimmermann was as follows: --"Dr. Zimmermann, --I have been for the last eight months suffering severely from asthma. The physicians of this country give me all sorts of drugs, but which, instead of doing me good, rather make me worse. The reputation of your skill, which is spread through the north of Europe, makes me wish that you would pay me a fortnight's visit, in order that I may consult you respecting the state of my health. You of course understand that I shall pay for your journey, as well as all other expenses. If therefore you consent to my proposal, I will send a letter to the Duke of York, who I am sure will readily give you permission to come here. I pray God to take you under his holy and sacred protection " Fredebic. "Potsdam, 6th June, 1736." CHAPTER IV. Zimmermann's Account of IIn: State of the King of Prussia--His Conversations with him--Zimmermann leaves him--Frederic's Letter to the Duchess of Brunswick--Mirabeau'a Account of the last Days of Frederic, and of his Death--Herzberg's Testimony respecting his Patience and Laboriousness during his Illness--Religious Letter addressed to Frederic--Frederic's Will and Funeral--Mirabeau's Char 'acter of him. Zimmermann arrived at Potsdam on the 23d of June, and continued there till the 12th of July, paying the king two visits daily. In his first interview with Frederic, the latter asked him, " Doctor, can you cure me?"--" I can relieve your majesty," was the prudent reply of the physician. Even this last promise was difficult, however, to be accomplished, for Frederic frequently refused to take the doctor's prescriptions, while he was, at the same time, more unruly than ever respecting his di...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: George James Welbore Agar Ellis Dover
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 6mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 116
ISBN-13: 978-1-151-00291-4
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-151-00291-7
Barcode: 9781151002914

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