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bury Williams, 11 April, 1755. Von Raumer's Beytrage, II. 286. by the British ministry to the British ambassador of that day, seize the opportunity to convince the Russians, that they will remain only an Asiatic power, if they allow the king of Prussia to carry through his plans of aggrandizement; and full authority was given to effect an alliance with Russia to overawe Prussia, and control the politics of Germany. Yet at that time Frederic manifested no purpose of making conquests. In thiPrussia, and control the politics of Germany. Yet at that time Frederic manifested no purpose of making conquests. In this manner a treaty was concluded by which England, on the point of incurring the hostility of the Catholic princes, bound itself to pay to Russia at least half a million of dollars annually, and contingently two and a half million of dollars, in order to balance and paralyze the influence of the only considerable protestant monarchy on the continent. The English king was so eagerly bent on this shameful negotiation, that Bestuchef, the Russian minister, obtained a gratuity of fifty thousand dol
Chapter 10: The Whig aristocracy cannot govern England— Newcastle's administration continued. 1756-1757. The open declaration of war was not made by chap. X.} 1756. England till May; though her navy had all the while been employed in despoiling the commerce of France. At the commencement of avowed hostilities, she forbade neutral vessels to carry merchandise belonging to her antagonist. Frederick of Prussia had insisted, that, by the law of nations, the goods of an enemy cannot be taken from on board the ships of a friend; that free ships make free goods. Against this interpretation of public law, the learning of Murray had been called into service; and, pleading ancient usage against the lessons of wiser times, he gave the elaborate opinion which formed the basis of English policy and Admiralty law, Representation to the King (drawn by Murray), 18 January, 1753. Duke of Newcastle to Michell, Secretary to the Prussian Embassy at London, 8 February, 1753. that the e
enemies of their lavish employer; the King of Prussia, Britain's only ally, seemed overwhelmed, Hanhall a Protestant revolutionary kingdom, like Prussia, be permitted to rise up and grow strong withrteenth commemorated an Austrian victory over Prussia by the present of a consecrated cap and swortive mind of France was arrayed with England, Prussia, and America, that is, with Protestantism, phefined, but feeble, August William, Prince of Prussia, had remained at Prague. All men are childre Saxony without loss; the other the Prince of Prussia led in a manner contrary to the rules of war award to the vain and mean-spirited Prino of Prussia the honors of martyrdom. The increasing darious Nov. changes of position, the king of Prussia, with but twenty-one thousand six hundred menire a shot. That victory at Rossbach gave to Prussia the consciousness of its existence as a natioested in its movements by intrigues at home. Prussia was saved. In this terrible campaign, two hu
valor, and that surpasses the power of any language I possess. After these crowded weeks, Washington, no more a soldier, retired to Mount Vernon with the experience of five years of assiduous service. Yet not the quiet of rural life by the side of the Potomac, not the sweets of conjugal love, could turn his fixed mind from the love of glory; and he revealed his passion by adorning his rooms with busts of Eugene and Marlborough, of Alexander, of Caesar, of Charles the Twelfth; and of one only among living men, the king of Prussia, whose struggles he watched with painful sympathy. Thus Washington had ever before his eyes the image of Frederic. Both were eminently founders of nations, childless heroes, fathers only to their countries. The one beat down the dominion of the aristocracy of the Middle Ages by a military monarchy; the Providence which rules the world had elected the other to guide the fiery coursers of revolution along nobler paths, and to check them firmly at the goal
nite consequence of North America, which, by its increasing inhabitants, would consume British manufactures; by its trade, employ innumerable British ships; by its provisions, support the sugar islands; by its products, fit out the whole navy of England. Peace, too, was to be desired in behalf of England's ally, the only Protestant sovereign in Germany who could preserve the privileges of his religion chap. XVI.} 1760. from being trampled under foot. How calmly, said Bath, the King of Prussia possesses himself under distress! how ably he can extricate himself! having amazing resources in his own unbounded genius. The warm support of the Protestant nation of Great Britain must be called forth, or the war begun to wrest Silesia from him would, in the end, be found to be a war to overturn the liberties and religion of Germany. Peace was, moreover, to be solicited from love to political freedom. The increase of the navy, army, and public debt, and the consequent influence of
he war as bloody and expensive; and silently abandoned the king of Prussia. Newcastle, who was directed to read it aloud, seemed to find it The king was eager to renounce the connection 1761. Jan. with Prussia, and to leave that kingdom to meet its own ruin, while he negotiat the king, its open supporter in the Duke of Bedford. The king of Prussia, whose chances of ruin, even with the aid of England, were computely with efficacy and good faith. But France had no motive to ruin Prussia; a just regard for whose interests would have been no insurmountabnted a note, requiring England to afford no succour to the king of Prussia, and a private paper, demanding, on behalf of Spain, indemnity foranimous consent of the cabinet, returned the memorials relative to Prussia and to Spanish affairs as wholly inadmissible; declaring that the conquered Canada and the Ohio valley and Guadaloupe, and sustained Prussia from annihilation, humbled France, gained the dominion of the seas
The experienced diplomatist promptly hinted to his employers that offers from Prussia, that is, the offer of the restoration of Silesia, would be more effective. Aavorite held it necessary to break or bend the firmness of will of the king of Prussia; and with that view invoked the interposition of Russia. The female autocrat would aid the emperor to retain a part of the conquests made from the king of Prussia, if he would continue to hold him in check. But the chivalric Czar, indignantf Silesia, and finally transferred a Russian army to his camp. The fact, that Prussia had transformed Russia from an enemy into an ally, while England had a new ene dependent in Portugal, gave a plausible reason for discontinuing the grant to Prussia. Still the subsidy was promised; but the condition of the bounty Bute to Mssociates in the cabinet, seized the occasion of withholding the subsidy from Prussia to indulge with Bute his habit of chap XIX.} 1762. complaint. But the Earl n
f the Czars. More wise than her predecessor, she abandoned his projects of war and revenge, and in the midsummer of 1762, recalling the Russian army, she gave to the world the instructive lesson of moderation and neutrality. The territories of Prussia, which France had evacuated, Bute left, as he said, to be scrambled for; but there was no one to win them from Frederic; and after seven years of unequalled effort against the aristocracies and despotisms of continental Europe, the hero of PrussPrussia won a triumph for freedom by the glorious treaty of Hubertsburg, which gave security of existence to his state without the cession of a hand's breadth of his dominions. Thus was arrested the course of carnage and misery; of sorrows in private life infinite and unfathomable; of wretchedness heaped on wretchedness; of public poverty and calamity; of forced enlistments and extorted contributions; and all the unbridled tyranny of military power in the day of danger. France was exhausted of o