THE YOUNG LORDS OF SAXONY ON A WINTER CAMPAIGN. 彩票投注软件app下载 But the young King Frederick was very ambitious of enlarging the borders of his Liliputian realm, and of thus attaining a higher position among the proud and powerful monarchs who surrounded him. Maria Theresa, who had inherited the crown of Austria, was a remarkably beautiful, graceful, and accomplished216 young lady, in the twenty-fourth year of her age. She was a young wife, having married Francis, Duke of Lorraine. Her health, as we have mentioned, was at that time delicate. Frederick thought the opportunity a favorable one for wresting Silesia from Austria, and annexing it to his own kingdom. The queen was entirely inexperienced, and could not prove a very formidable military antagonist. Her army was in no respect, either in number, discipline, or materiel, prepared for war. Her treasury was deplorably empty. There was also reason for Frederick to hope that several claimants would rise in opposition to her, disputing the succession. 鈥淪hall we order that to cease, your majesty?鈥? But Frederick did not seem to think himself at all bound by his treaty obligations with France to refrain from entering into secret arrangements with the foe which would promote his interests, however antagonistic those arrangements might be to his assumed obligations. He was the ally of France in the attempt to wrest territory from the young Queen of Austria, and to weaken her power. His armies and those of France were acting in co-operation. Frederick now proposed to the common enemy that, if Silesia were surrendered to him, he would no longer act in co-operation with his ally; but, that France might not discover his perfidy, he would still pretend to make war. The Austrians were to amuse themselves in defending Neisse from a sham siege until the pleasant weeks of autumn were gone, and then they were to march, with all their guns and ammunition, south to Vienna, there to fight the French. Frederick, still assuming that he was the ally of France, was to avail himself of the excuse that the season of ice and snow was at hand, and withdraw into winter quarters. Such, in general, were the terms which Frederick authorized his minister, Goltz, to propose to Lord Hyndford, as the agent of England and Austria. The End Incessant Marches and Battles.鈥擫etter from Frederick to D鈥橝rgens.鈥擫etter to his Brother Henry.鈥擝erlin summoned to Surrender.鈥擲acking of the City.鈥擫etter to D鈥橝rgens.鈥擠esperate Resolves of Frederick.鈥擳he Resort of Suicide.鈥擱emarkable Address of Frederick to his Generals.鈥擝loody Battle of Torgau.鈥擠ismal Night-scene.鈥擣amiliarity of the King with the Soldiers.鈥擶inter Quarters at Freiberg.鈥擲ingular Letter to the Countess of Camas.鈥擠eath of the Princess Amelia.鈥擜necdotes of the King.鈥擧is domestic Habits.鈥擧is unscrupulous Measures to obtain Men and Money.鈥擫etter of Charlotte of Mecklenburg.