The correspondence thus commenced was prosecuted with great vigor. It seemed difficult to find language sufficiently expressive of their mutual admiration. Frederick received many of Voltaire鈥檚 unpublished manuscripts, and sent him many tokens of regard. Some of Frederick鈥檚 manuscripts Voltaire also examined, and returned with slight corrections and profuse expressions of delight. Frederick.鈥? Mercy me! fasting since five o'clock this morning? Why, for sure, that's the very reason you can't eat! Your stomach is too weak. Dear, dear, dear; but you must make an effort to swallow something, sir. Drink a sup of tea. Wilhelmina鈥檚 Letter to her Mother.鈥擟ruel Response.鈥擳he Court Festival.鈥擣irst Interview with the Prince of Baireuth.鈥擧is Character and Appearance.鈥擨nterview between the King and Fritz.鈥擳he Partial Reconciliation.鈥擠ivine Decrees.鈥擳he King鈥檚 Sense of Justice.鈥擳he King鈥檚 Discipline of the Judges.鈥擟haracter of Fritz.鈥擶ilhelmina鈥檚 Annoyances.鈥擧er Marriage.鈥擨nterview between Wilhelmina and Fritz.鈥擳he Departure. 久久色悠悠综合网,色姐妹综合网,色久久综合网 But all this time where was the bride? The party was given especially in her honour, and to omit her from any description of it would be an unpardonable solecism. And now the Prussian artillery, eighteen heavy guns, opened a rapid and murderous fire upon the disordered mass, struggling in vain to deploy in line of battle. Infantry, artillery, cavalry,432 all were at work, straining every nerve, one mighty mind controlling and guiding the terrible mechanism in its death-dealing blows. The French regiments were jammed together. The Prussians, at forty paces, opened a platoon fire of musketry, five shots a minute. At the same moment the impetuous Seidlitz, with his triumphant and resistless dragoons, plunged upon the rear. The centre of the allied army was thus annihilated. It was no longer a battle, but a rout and a massacre. In twenty minutes this second astonishing feat was accomplished. Two days before Frederick reached Brieg, a column of his army, under General Schwerin, which had advanced by a line parallel to the Oder, but several miles to the west, encountering no opposition, reached Ottmachau, a considerable town with a strong castle on the River Neisse. This was near the extreme southern border of Silesia. The Austrian commander, General Browne, had placed here also a garrison of sixteen hundred men,232 with orders not to yield upon any terms, for that re-enforcements should be speedily sent to them. A slight conflict ensued. Twelve of the Prussians were killed. This was the first blood which was shed. A delay of three days took place, when four cannon were brought up, and the gates, both of the town and of the castle, were blown open. The garrison offered to withdraw upon the terms proposed in the summons to surrender. The king was sent for to obtain his decision. He rebuked the garrison sternly, and held all as prisoners of war. The officers were sent to Cüstrin, the common soldiers to Berlin.