鈥淚 am, for the rest, your well-affectioned king, 鈥淢y own private conjecture, I confess, has rather grown to be, on much reading of those Rulhi猫res and distracted books, that the czarina鈥攚ho was a grandiose creature, with considerable magnanimities, natural and acquired; with many ostentations, some really great qualities and talents; in effect, a kind of she Louis Quatorze (if the reader will reflect on that royal gentleman, and put him into petticoats in Russia, and change his improper females for improper males)鈥攖hat the czarina, very clearly resolute to keep Poland hers, had determined with herself to do something very handsome in regard to Poland; and to gain glory, both with the enlightened philosophe classes and with her own proud heart, by her treatment of that intricate matter.鈥? 彩票大全6h866com Voltaire and the Jew.鈥擫etter from Frederick to D鈥橝rget.鈥擫etter to Wilhelmina.鈥擟austic Letters to Voltaire.鈥擯artial Reconciliation.鈥擣rederick鈥檚 brilliant Conversational Powers.鈥擧is Neglect of his Wife.鈥擜ll Females excluded from his Court.鈥擬aupertuis and the Academy.鈥擵oltaire鈥檚 Malignity.鈥擣rederick鈥檚 Anger.鈥擟orrespondence between Voltaire and Maupertuis.鈥擬enaces of War.鈥擟att and the King. Frederick wrote to Wilhelmina: 鈥淰oltaire picks Jews鈥?pockets, but he will get out of it by some somersault.鈥? WELFEN CASTLE, HANOVER. Frederick wished to enlarge his Liliputian realms, and become one of the powers of Europe. This he could only do by taking advantage of the apparent momentary weakness of Austria, and seizing a portion of the territory of the young queen. In order to accomplish this, it was for his interest to oppose the election of Maria Theresa鈥檚 husband, the Grand-duke Francis, as emperor. The imperial crown placed upon the brow of Francis would invest Austria with almost resistless power. Still, Frederick was ready to promise his earnest concurrence in this arrangement if Maria Theresa would surrender to him Silesia. He had even moderated his terms, as we have mentioned, to a portion of the province. In his 鈥渆pistle鈥?Frederick had expressed the opinion that428 there was no God who took any interest in human affairs. He had also repeatedly expressed the resolve to Wilhelmina, and to Voltaire, to whom he had become partially reconciled, that he was prepared to commit suicide should events prove as disastrous as he had every reason to expect they would prove. He had also urged his sister to follow his example, and not to survive the ruin of the family. Such was the support which the king, in hours of adversity, found in that philosophy for which he had discarded the religion of Jesus Christ.