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Scottish philosopher, satirical Scottish philosopher, satirical writer, essayist, historian and teacher during the Victorian era Under his leadership, Prussia created the foremost military power in Europe. No, I say ; no, never!

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Those damned intrigues ; may the Devil take them! Of course, I know of nothing. I will tell it right out. Certain damned scoundrels have been about betraying me. I know not what you talk of. Your Majesty has honourable people about you ; and the man who lets himself be employed in things against your Majesty must be a traitor. I will do things that will surprise them. J6lh Dec.

I can tell you, it is the most detestable incident that could have turned up. I know, you had your orders : but you may believe and depend on it, he has got his heart driven rabid by the busi- ness, and says, Who knows now whether that villain Syberg Gold- cook, that was hanged the other day, was not set-on by some people to poison me?

Who would have expected it of people that should have known me ; and whom I know, and have known, better than they fancy! But Derschau, who was more at his ease, will be able to give you a full account. But they persisted not the less to please Robinson or themselves ; considering his Prussian Majesty to be, in fact, a mere rotatory Clothes-horse for drying the Imperial linen on ; and to have no intellect at all, because he was without guile, and had no vulpinism at all. In which they were very much mistaken indeed. But that bit of insight was not accepted at Vienna ; Black-art, and Diplomatic spider-webs from pole to pole, being thought the preferable method.

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Enough, Seckendorf was ordered to manipulate and soothe- down the Prussian Majesty, as surely would be easy ; to con- tinue his galvanic operations on the Double-Match, or produce a rotation in the purposes of the royal breast. Which he diligently strove to do, when once admitted to speech again ; — Grumkow steadily declining to meddle, and only Queen Sophie, as we can fancy, auguring joyfully of it.

Seckendorf, admitted to speech the third day after that explosive Session, snuffles his softest, his cunningest; — continues to ride dili- gently, the concluding portion such it proved of his 25, miles with the Prussian Majesty up and down through winter and spring; but makes not the least progress, the reverse rather.

Their dialogues and arguings on the matter, here and else- where, are lost in air ; or gone wholly to a single point un- expectedly preserved for us. The Village of Priort is in the Potsdam region. That man was he that killed me ; there and then I got my death! And because I was of faith more than human, you took me for a dog? Oh Kaiser, Kaiser! Nothing known about it for certain ; much guessed. Here are the certainties of it, now clear enough, so far as they deserve a glance from us. Prussian Majesty, if not appearing in person, will as usual, by some Official of rank, send a polite Well-speed-you as the brother Majesty passes.

This time, however, it was more than politeness ; the Polish Majesty having, as was thought, such intricate affairs in the wind. Let Grumkow, the fittest man in all ways, go, and do the greeting to his old Patroon : greeting, or whatever else may be needed. On which same day Grumkow, we suppose, drives forth from Berlin, to intersect him, in the Neumark, about Crossen ; and have a friendly word again, in those localities, over jolly wine.

Intersection took place duly ; — there was exuberant joy on the part of the Patroon ; and such a dinner and night of drinking, as has seldom been. Abstruse things lie close ahead of August the Dilapidated-Strong, important to Prussia, and for which Prussia is important; let Grumkow try if he can fish the matter into clearness out of these wine-cups.

And then August, on his side, wishes to know what the Kaiser said at Kladrup lately ; there is much to be fished into clearness. But there comes an end to all things. This was their last meeting, over flowing liquor or otherwise, in the world. Satirical History says, they drank all night, endeavouring to pump one another, and with such enthusiasm that they never recovered it ; drank themselves to death at Crossen on that occasion. To say nothing of the scoui-gings he got, and poor Saxony along with him, from Charles xii.

In Poland, for those thirty-five years, the individual who had least of his real will done in public matters has been, with infinite management, and display of such goodhumour as at least deserves credit, the nominal Sovereign Majesty of Poland.

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To make the Sovereignty hereditary in his House : that, with the good Saxon troops we have, would be a remedy ; — and in fact it is the only remedy. They have not failed to persist.

With some hereditary King over it, and a regulated Saxony to lean upon : truly might it not be a change to the better? To the worse, it could hardly be, thinks August the Strong ; and goes intent upon that method, this long while back ; — and at length hopes now, in few days longer, at the Diet just assembling, to see fruits appear, and the thing actually begin. But then what will the neighbouring Kings say? That is the external difficulty.

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For which too there is a remedy. Cut-off suf- ficient outlying slices of Poland ; fling these to the neighbouring Kings to produce consent : Partition of Poland, in fact ; large sections of its Territory sliced away ; that will he the method, thinks King August. Neighbouring Kings, Kaiser, Prussia, Russia, to them it is not grievous that Poland should remain in perennial anarchy, in perennial impotence ; the reverse rather : a dead horse, or a dying, in the next stall, — he at least will not kick upon us, think the neighbouring Kings.

Russia, big-cheeked Anne Czarina there, shall have not only Courland peaceably henceforth, but the Ukraine, Lithuania, and other large outlying slices ; that surely will conciliate Russia. To Austria, on its Hungarian border, let us give the Country of Zips ; — nay, there are other sops we have for Austria.

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Pragmatic Sanction, hitherto refused as contrary to plain rights of ours, — that, if conceded to a spectre-hunting Kaiser? To Friedrich Wilhelm we could give West- Preussen; West-Preussen torn -away three hundred years ago, and leaving a hiatus in the very continuity of Friedrich Wilhelm: would not that conciliate him?

Of all enemies or friends, Friedrich Wilhelm, close at hand with 80, men capable of fighting at a week's notice, is by far the most important. Partition of Poland , — minus the compact interior held dnder government, by a King with Saxon troops or other- wise. Compact interior, in that effective partition, forty years after, was left as anarchic as ever ; and had to be again partitioned, and cut-away altogether, — with new torrents of loud tears from the Newspapers, refusing to be comforted to this day.

Grumkow and August drank copiously, or copiously pressed drink on one another, all night llthth January , as I compute; some say at Crossen, some say at Frauendorf, a royal domain near by , with the view of mutually fishing-out those secrets;— and killed one another in the business, as is rumoured. Seckendorf himself continues to dislike and dissuade : but the High Heads at Vienna are bent on it ; and command new strenuous attempts ; — literally at the last moment ; which is now come.

What is a mendicant like you come hither for? You have not bread to eat ; and but for me you might go begging. I am a poor man myself, not able to give you much ; but I will do what I can. Chagrins enough are here : chagrins also were there. At Baireuth our old Father Margraf has his crotchets, his infirmities and outbreaks ; takes more and more to liquor ; and does always keep us frightfully bare in money.

One of the blessings reserved for her here, which most of all concerns us, was the occasional sight of her Brother. Wicked Charlotte; who is to be her Sister- in-law soon ; — and who is always flirting with my Husband, as if she liked that better! That he led a soft and tranquil life with his llegimont at Ruppin ; study and music his principal occupations ; he had built himself a House there, and laid-out a Garden, where he could read, and walk about," Then as to his Bride, I begged him to tell me candidly if the portrait the Queen and my Sister had been making of her was the true one.

Scarcely were you gone when she began again with England ; wished to substitute our Sister Charlotte for you ; would have had me undertake to contradict the King's will again, and ilatly refuse the Brurm- wick Match which I declined.

volunteerparks.org/wp-content/dabuqinuf/1779.php That is the source of her venom against this poor Princess. Seckendorfs hopeless attempts to resuscitate extinct English things, and make the Prussian Majesty break his word, continue to the very last; but are worth no notice from us.

Monday 8th June , the Crown-Prince is again over from Ruppin : King, Queen and Crown-Prince are rendezvoused at Potsdam ; and they set-off with due retinues towards Wolfenbiittel, towards Salzdahlum the Ducal Schloss there ; Sister Wilhelmina sending blessings, if she had them, on a poor Brother in such interesting circumstances. This is the one incident between the Arrival at Salzdahlum and the Wedding there. The Princess-Royal had arrived at Potsdam too, on that occasion, across a grand Review; Majesty himself riding out.

I followed them thither. My Brother said to her, introducing me : " This is a Sister I adore, and am obliged to beyond measure. She has had the goodness to promise me that she will take care of you, and help you with her good counsel ; I wish you to respect her beyond even the King and Queen, and not to take the least step without her advice : do you understand?

Her complexion is of dazzling whiteness, heightened by the liveliest colours : her eyes are pale blue, and not of much promise for spiritual gifts. Mouth small ; features generally small, — dainty mignons rather than beautiful: — and the countenance altogether is so innocent and infantine, you would think this head belonged to a child of twelve. Her hair is blond, plentiful, curling in natural locks. Teeth are unhappily very bad, black and ill-set ; which are a disfigurement in this fine face.

She has no manners, nor the least vestige of tact ; has much difidculty in speaking and making herself understood : for most part you are obliged to guess what she means ; which is very embarrassing.

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After which an Inspec- tion with Papa ; and then Friedrich got back to Ruppin and his old way of life there. Intrinsically the old studious, quietly diligent way of life ; varied by more frequent excur- sions to Berlin ; — where as yet the Princess-Royal usually resides, till some fit residence be got ready in the Ruppin Country for a wedded Crown-Prince and her. These first seven years, spent at Berlin or in the Ruppin quarter, she always regarded as the flower of her life.

He does not seem to have been wasteful ; but he borrows all round, under sevenfold secrecy, from benevolent Courts, from Austria, Russia, England : and the only pleasant certainty we notice in such painful business is, that, on his Accession, he pays with exactitude, — sends his Uncle George of England, for example, the complete amount in rouleaus of new coin, by the first courier that goes. A really handsome princely kind of residence, that of Reinsberg : — got-up with a thrift that most of all astonishes us.

In which improved locality we shall by and by look in upon him again. For the present we must to Warsaw, where tragedies and troubles are in the wind, which turn out to be not quite without importance to the Crown-Prince and us.