History of Friedrich II of Prussia — Volume 11
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History of Friedrich II of Prussia — Volume 11

By Thomas Carlyle
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  • HISTORY OF FRIEDRICH II. OF PRUSSIA
    • FREDERICK THE GREAT By Thomas Carlyle
      • Volume XI.
    • Contents
  • BOOK XI. — FRIEDRICH TAKES THE REINS IN HAND. — June-December, 1740.
    • Chapter I. — PHENOMENA OF FRIEDRICH'S ACCESSION.
    • FRIEDRICH WILL MAKE MEN HAPPY: CORN-MAGAZINES.
    • ABOLITION OF LEGAL TORTURE.
    • WILL HAVE PHILOSOPHERS ABOUT HIM, AND A REAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
    • AND EVERY ONE SHALL GET TO HEAVEN IN HIS OWN WAY.
    • FREE PRESS, AND NEWSPAPERS THE BEST INSTRUCTORS.
    • INTENDS TO BE PRACTICAL WITHAL, AND EVERY INCH A KING.
    • BEHAVIOR TO HIS MOTHER; TO HIS WIFE.
    • NO CHANGE IN HIS FATHER'S METHODS OR MINISTRIES.
    • Chapter II. — THE HOMAGINGS.
    • FRIEDRICH ACCEPTS THE HOMAGES, PERSONALLY, IN THREE PLACES.
    • Chapter III. — FRIEDRICH MAKES AN EXCURSION, NOT OF DIRECT SORT INTO THE CLEVE COUNTRIES.
    • FRIEDRICH STRIKES OFF TO THE LEFT, AND HAS A VIEW OF STRASBURG FOR TWO DAYS.
    • FRIEDRICH FINDS M. DE MAUPERTUIS; NOT YET M. DE VOLTAIRE.
    • Chapter IV. — VOLTAIRE'S FIRST INTERVIEW WITH FRIEDRICH.
    • PARTICULARS OF FIRST INTERVIEW, ON SEVERE SCRUTINY.
    • WHAT VOLTAIRE THOUGHT OF THE INTERVIEW TWENTY YEARS AFTERWARDS
    • WHAT VOLTAIRE THOUGHT OF THE INTERVIEW AT THE TIME.
    • Chapter V. — AFFAIR OF HERSTAL.
    • HOW THE HERSTALLERS HAD BEHAVED TO FRIEDRICH WILHELM.
    • FRIEDRICH TAKES THE ROD OUT OF PICKLE.
    • WHAT VOLTAIRE THOUGHT OF HERSTAL.
    • Chapter VI. — RETURNS BY HANOVER; DOES NOT CALL ON HIS ROYAL UNCLE THERE.
    • Chapter VII. — WITHDRAWS TO REINSBERG, HOPING A PEACEABLE WINTER.
    • WILHELMINA'S RETURN-VISIT.
    • UNEXPECTED NEWS AT REINSBERG.
    • Chapter VIII. — THE KAISER'S DEATH.
    • Chapter IX. — RESOLUTION FORMED AT REINSBERG IN CONSEQUENCE.
    • MYSTERY IN BERLIN, FOR SEVEN WEEKS, WHILE THE PREPARATIONS GO ON; VOLTAIRE VISITS FRIEDRICH TO DECIPHER IT, BUT CANNOT.
    • VIEW OF FRIEDRICH BEHIND THE VEIL.
    • EXCELLENCY BOTTA HAS AUDIENCE; THEN EXCELLENCY DICKENS, AND OTHERS: DECEMBER 6th, THE MYSTERY IS OUT.
    • MASKED BALL, AT BERLIN, 12th-13th DECEMBER.
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