437 鈥淵es, death or victory,鈥?they shouted. Then from loving lips the cheer ran along the line, 鈥淕ood-night, Fritz.鈥? 中国的彩票到底可信不可信 437 鈥淵es, death or victory,鈥?they shouted. Then from loving lips the cheer ran along the line, 鈥淕ood-night, Fritz.鈥? 鈥淩etire from Silesia!鈥?exclaimed the king, vehemently. 鈥淎nd277 for money? Do you take me for a beggar? Retire from Silesia, in the conquest of which I have expended so much blood and treasure! No, sir, no. That is not to be thought of. If you have no better proposals to suggest, it is not worth while talking.鈥? By the most extraordinary exertions, which must have almost depopulated his realms of all the young men and those of middle age, Frederick succeeded in so filling up his depleted ranks as to have in the opening spring of 1759 two hundred thousand men in field and garrison. Indeed, regardless of all the laws of nations, he often compelled the soldiers and other men of conquered provinces to enlist in his armies. How he, in his poverty, obtained the pecuniary resources requisite to the carrying on of such a war, is to the present day a matter of amazement. The wagons had accomplished about half the distance, when, on Friday, the 30th of June, as they were emerging from wild ravines among the mountains, they were simultaneously attacked in front, centre, and rear by three divisions of the Austrians, each about five thousand strong. Then ensued as terrible a scene of panic and confusion as war has ever witnessed. The attack of horsemen with their gleaming sabres, the storm of bullets, thick as hailstones, the thunders of the cannon, as the ponderous balls tore their way through wagons, and horses, and men, soon presented such a spectacle of devastation, ruin, and woe as mortal eyes have seldom gazed upon. BATTLE OF LOBOSITZ, OCT. 1, 1756. While on this march he wrote from Madlitz, under date of August 16th, to Marquis D鈥橝rgens, at Berlin: Through the efforts of Maria Theresa there was another brief conference, but it amounted to nothing. Neither party wished for war. But Austria craved the annexation of Bavaria, and Frederick was determined that Austria should not thus be enlarged.557 Thus the summer passed away in unavailing diplomacy and in equally unavailing military man?uvrings. While engaged in these adventures, Frederick received the tidings of the death of Voltaire, who breathed his last on the 20th of May, 1778. The soul of Frederick was too much seared by life鈥檚 stern conflicts to allow him to manifest, or probably to feel, any emotion on the occasion. He, however, wrote a eulogy upon the renowned litt茅rateur, which, though written by a royal pen, attracted but little attention. 437 鈥淵es, death or victory,鈥?they shouted. Then from loving lips the cheer ran along the line, 鈥淕ood-night, Fritz.鈥?