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History of Friedrich the Second Called Frederick the Great: The Works of Thomas Carlyle

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1858. Volume 3 of a 6 volume set. Scottish-born British historian and essayist who was a leading figure in the Victorian era. Partial Contents: First Silesian War, Awakening a General European One, Begins; First Silesian War, Leaving the General European One Ablaze All Round, Gets Ended; The Surrounding European War Does Not End; Second Silesian War, and Important Episode ...more
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Published March 1st 2004 by Kessinger Publishing (first published 1858)
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Thomas Carlyle, Scottish historian, critic, and sociological writer. was born in the village of Ecclefechan, Dumfriesshire, eldest child of James Carlyle, stonemason, and Margaret (Aitken) Carlyle. The father was stern, irascible, a puritan of the puritans, but withal a man of rigid probity and strength of character. The mother, too, was of the Scottish earth, and Thomas' education was begun at ho ...more
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“For there was need once more of a Divine Revelation to the torpid frivolous children of men, if they were not to sink altogether into the ape condition. And in that whirlwind of the Universe,—lights obliterated, and the torn wrecks of Earth and Hell hurled aloft into the Empyrean; black whirlwind, which made even apes serious, and drove most of them mad,—there was, to men, a voice audible; voice from the heart of things once more, as if to say: "Lying is not permitted in this Universe. The wages of lying, you behold, are death. Lying means damnation in this Universe; and Beelzebub, never so elaborately decked in crowns and mitres, is NOT God!" This was a revelation truly to be named of the Eternal, in our poor Eighteenth Century; and has greatly altered the complexion of said Century to the Historian ever since.” 3 likes
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