History of Friedrich II of Prussia — Volume 08 - Thomas Carlyle

History of Friedrich II of Prussia — Volume 08

Durch Thomas Carlyle

  • Veröffentlichungsdatum: 1881-01-01
  • Genre: Geschichte

Beschreibung vom Buch

Friedrich's feelings at this juncture are not made known to us by himself in the least; or credibly by others in any considerable degree. As indeed in these confused Prussian History-Books, copulent in nugatory pedantisms and learned marine-stores, all that is human remains distressingly obscure to us; so seldom, and then only as through endless clouds of ever-whirling idle dust, can we catch the smallest direct feature of the young man, and of his real demeanor or meaning, on the present or other occasions! But it is evident this last phenomenon fell upon him like an overwhelming cataract; crushed him down under the immensity of sorrow, confusion and despair.