At Oppeln there was a bridge across the Oder by which the king hoped to escape with his regiment to the free country beyond. There he intended to summon to his aid the army of thirty-six thousand men which he had sent to G?tten under the 鈥淥ld Dessauer.鈥?The discharge of the musketry of the Austrians blasted even this dismal hope. It seemed as though Frederick259 were doomed to drain the cup of misery to its dregs; and his anguish must have been intensified by the consciousness that he deserved it all. But a few leagues behind him, the bleak, snow-clad plains, swept by the night-winds, were strewed with the bodies of eight or nine thousand men, the dying and the dead, innocent peasant-boys torn from their homes, whose butchery had been caused by his own selfish ambition. "Physic will not touch it," she replied, "and they seem to have done everything that could be done." Mr. Larkins said a great deal more and wound up by taking me to see the place where his own men worked. 鈥淭his is a paradise,鈥?he said, 鈥渃ompared to most workshops. What gentleman could stand this air, think you, for a fortnight?鈥? 丁香五月啪啪,激情综合,色久久,色久久综合网,五月婷婷开心中文字幕 It must be borne in mind that these words were written after Voltaire had quarreled with Frederick, and when it seems to have been his desire to represent all the acts of the king in as unfavorable a light as possible. Frederick himself, about eight years after the settlement of the Herstal difficulty, gave the following as his version of the affair: 鈥淎s Frederick鈥檚 seven years鈥?struggle of war may be called superhuman, so was there also, in his present labor of peace, something enormous, which appeared to his contemporaries almost preternatural, at times inhuman. It was grand, but also terrible, that the success of the whole was to him, at all moments, the one thing to be striven after. The comfort of the individual was of no concern at all.鈥?89 鈥淢y dear young friends, strait is the gate, and narrow is the way which leadeth to Eternal Life, and few there be that find it. Few, few, few, for he who will not give up ALL for Christ鈥檚 sake, has given up nothing.