is dearest friend to aid in curbing the ambition of Austria: All hope for our freedom and the preservation of tal Providence.
The prince who, next to Joseph of Austria, governed at that time the largest number of men ha heartily his ally.
Russia will soon leave him for Austria.
His great deeds become to him so many anxieties; ctual liberty, and the liberty of Germany, against Austria, which uses
Chap. III.} the imperial crown only foeath of the childless elector of Bavaria, Joseph of Austria was prepared, under the false pretext of a right ofienna.
Kaunitz, who made it the cardinal point of Austrian policy to overthrow the kingdom of Prussia, looked1777.
As the only way to bridle the ambition of Austria, and to preserve the existence of his own kingdom aaid, would follow, and no alliance would be left to Austria except that with England.
Ibid., 2 Oct., 1777, ascue Bavaria and with it Germany from absorption by Austria, except in the good — will of France and Russia.