gainst the most considerable Protestant power in Germany.
In the attempt England shot so wildly from its sphere that Newcastle was forced to bend to William Pitt; and then England and Prussia, and the embryon United States,—Pitt, Frederic, and Washington,—worked together for human freedom.
The seven years war extended the English colonies to the Mississippi and gave Canada to England.
We conquered America in Germany, said the elder Pitt, ascribing to Frederic a share in the extension of the G the Boston tea-party of 1773 among the prodigious events which stamp themselves most deeply on the mind of childhood.
Goethe's Briefe, III. 1420, 1421. Like everybody around him he wished the Americans success, and the names of Franklin and Washington shone and sparkled in his heaven of politics and war.
Goethe's Werke, XXII. 321. When to all this was added reform in France, he and the youth of Germany promised themselves and all their fellow-men a beautiful and even a glorious future.