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Historical Record of the State of Prussia before the Birth
of Christ, 17.

Hoffman, Professor, his dignified Reply to Frederick William, 181.

Hohenfriedburg, Austrian Officers at, 349;
Battle at, 351.

Hope renewed regarding the double Marriages, 75.

Hotham, Colonel, English Envoy to Prussia, 80;
describes a Dinner with Frederick William, 80;
his Endeavors to promote the Marriage of the Prince of Wales and
Wilhelmina, 82.

Hunting Expeditions of Frederick William, 55.

Hyndford, Lord, an English Embassador to Frederick;
his Conference with him, 268, 269, 273;
his Conference with Frederick at Berlin, 295.


I.

Iglau, Frederick intends marching to, 301;
his Chagrin on reaching it, 304.

Incident at Kehl, 199;
at Lissa, 443;
at Frederick’s Death-bed, the faithful Valet, 572.

Intrigues of Voltaire, 327.

Iron Crown - why so called? (_note_), 274.


J.

Jagerndorf, Frederick’s Peril at, 248.

Jordan, M., a Companion of Frederick at Reinsberg, 167;
he writes of Frederick, 168, (_note_), 232;
he writes Frederick, 263.

Joseph II., Interview of Frederick with, 542;
he allies himself with Russia, 560.


K.

Kalkstein, Colonel, Tutor for Frederick, 31.

Kannegiesser, M., Embassador of George II. at Hanover, 63.

Katte, Lieutenant, his kindly Offices, 67;
he is in an unpleasant Dilemma, 69;
is a dangerous Friend for the Crown Prince, 71;
he sends Frederick’s Desk and Papers to the Queen, 96;
is arrested and abused by the King, 99;
imprisoned, 100;
sentenced to die, 105;
his Letter, 106;
his Execution, 107.

Kaunitz, Count Von, his Conceit, 544;
he supplicates Frederick, 555.

Keith, Lieutenant, stationed at Wesel, 71;
he escapes to the Hague, 92;
Frederick’s Treatment of him, 193, 194.

Keith, Marshal, killed at the Battle of Hochkirch, 467.

Kesselsdorf, battle of, described by Carlyle, 369.

Keyserling, Major, an early Friend of Frederick, 167;
his Character (_note_), 233.

Knobelsdorf, Captain, a distinguished Musician and Architect, 168.

Kolin, Frederick attacks the Austrians at, 415.

König, M., quarrels with Maupertuis, and is expelled from the
Academy, 390.

Königsberg, the Capital of the Prussian Duchy, 19.

Königsgraft, Prince Charles intrenches at, 354.

Königsgratz, Prince Charles retreats to, 446.

Königsmark, Count, mysterious Disappearance of, 41.

Kreutzen, Colonel, sent to Liege, 210.


L.

Landskron, General Stille gives Account of the Expedition
against, 300.

Landshut, Frederick’s Forces at, 476.

Lake House, Meeting of Frederick and Wilhelmina at the, 158.

Leipe, Skirmish at, 250.

Leipsic, Frederick seizes, 404.

Leitmeritz, Prussian Army rendezvoused at, 418.

Leopold of Anhalt-Dessau, 243;
at Schweidnitz, 247;
crosses the Neisse, 250;
alienated from Frederick, 340;
his Inventions, 345;
Carlyle writes of, 369.

Leopold, the Young Dessauer, takes Glogau, 245;
he commands at Chotusitz, 310.

Letter of Baron Pöllnitz, 25;
of Frederick William, 26;
of Wilhelmina, 40;
of Frederick William to his Son, 54;
of Dubourgay, the British Minister at Berlin, 60, 62;
of Wilhelmina, 69;
of the Crown Prince, 70, 75;
of Wilhelmina, 81;
of the Crown Prince to George II. of England, 84;
of Carlyle, 88;
of Frederick William to Wilhelmina, 119;
of the Crown Prince to Frederick William, 127;
of General Schulenburg, 128;
of Frederick to Baron Grumkow, 138, 139, 140, 141;
to Wilhelmina, 141, 142, 149, 156;
of Count Algarotti, 171;
of Frederick to Voltaire, 173;
of Voltaire in reply, 174;
of Bielfeld (_note_), 177;
of Frederick to Voltaire, 178;
of Baron Pöllnitz, 179;
of Frederick to Baron Suhm, 181;
to M. Maupertuis, 191;
of the Danish Envoy, 197;
of Frederick to Voltaire, 201, 202;
to M. Jordan, 204, 219;
of M. Jordan, 226;
of Frederick to Voltaire, 227, 242;
to M. Jordan, 228, 252;
to Wilhelmina, 252;
of a Mollwitz Gentleman, 253;
of an Austrian Officer, 262;
of Sir Thomas Robinson, 286;
of Frederick to M. Jordan, 306, 312;
of the young Sisters of Frederick to him, 322;
of Frederick to Voltaire, 327;
to Podewils, 347, 348;
of Field Marshal Keith, 377;
of Frederick to D’Arget, 387;
to Voltaire, 388;
of the Prince of Prussia, Augustus William, to Frederick, 402;
of Frederick in reply, 404;
of Frederick to Lord Marischall, 416;
to Wilhelmina, 419, 420;
to Augustus William, 423;
to Wilhelmina, 425;
of Wilhelmina to Voltaire, 426;
of Frederick to Wilhelmina, 427, 432;
of Wilhelmina to Frederick, 428, 429;
of the King of Prussia to his Brother Henry, 449;
of the Prince of Prussia to Frederick, 451;
to his Sister, 454;
of Frederick to Voltaire, 469;
of Marshal Daun, 470;
of Sir Andrew Mitchel, 471;
of Frederick to Lord Marischall, 472;
to D’Argens, 474;
of the French Minister in Paris to Marshal De Contades, 476;
of Frederick to Voltaire, 478;
to Count Finck, 480;
to Colonel Finckenstein, 485;
to General Schmettau, 487;
to Marquis D’Argens, 489, 506, 508, 510, 514;
to Voltaire, 497, 499;
to the Countess of Camas, 515, 517;
of Charlotte Sophia, Mecklenburg, 520;
of Frederick to General Von Zastrow, 526;
to D’Argens, 527, 530, 534;
of D’Alembert, 540;
of the Prince De Ligne to Stanislaus, King of Poland, 543;
of Frederick to Marie-Antoine, 544;
to Voltaire, 550;
to his Wife, 570.

Leuthen, Battle of, 441;
Napoleon I. on, 446.

Leutomischel, General Daun at, 449.

Liegnitz captured by General Schwerin, 228;
Frederick visits the Army at, 366;
he reaches Liegnitz surrounded by Austrians, 504.

Ligne, the Prince De, describes the Battle of Leuthen, 442.

Linsenbarth, M.: his Adventures and Death, 383, 384.

Lobositz, Battle of, 407.

Loo, a beautiful Palace in Geldern, Residence of the Prince of
Orange, 176.

Louis XV. alienated from Frederick, 358.

Loudon, General, an Austrian Officer, and his forces routed by
Frederick, 504.

Lowen, Frederick escapes across a Bridge at, 258;
his Breakfast at, 261.

Ludwig, George, Count of Berg, Bishop of Liege, 207;
his Efforts against Frederick, 209.


M.

Macaulay, Lord, describes Frederick William (_note_), 27;
_Note_, 218;
he writes of Frederick, 297;
of Voltaire (_note_), 321.

Magdeburg, troops rendezvoused at, 65.

Magyar Warriors, the, swear fealty to the Queen of Austria, 288.

Mähren, Review of Austrian troops at, 380.

Manifesto of Frederick, 330.

Map of Silesia, 217;
illustrating the Mollwitz Campaign, 247;
the battle of Mollwitz, 261;
of the second Silesian Campaign, 294;
illustrating the Campaign in Moravia, 306;
of the Battle of Chotusitz, 310;
Battle of Hohenfriedburg, 350;
the Invasion of Saxony, 405;
Battle of Lobositz, 407;
the Battle of Prague, 412;
Battle of Kolin, 416;
Campaign of Rossbach, 430;
Battle of Rossbach, 431;
Leuthen Campaign, 438;
Battle of Leuthen, 440;
Siege of Olmütz, 450;
Battle of Zorndorf, 459;
Campaign of Hochkirch, 464;
Battle of Hochkirch, 467;
Battle of Kunersdorf, 485;
Battle of Maxen, 494;
Battle of Liegnitz, 505;
Battle of Torgau, 512.

Maria Theresa, Queen of Austria, 215;
scornful Sentence in her Reply to Frederick’s Demand for
Silesia, 222;
Combinations against her, 271;
she is crowned Queen of Hungary, 274;
she consents to compromise with Frederick, 275;
her Anguish in view of Frederick’s Terms, 285;
her Address to the Hungarian Parliament, 288;
her Character, 316;
her Determination, 323;
her Energy and Manifesto, 340;
her diplomatic Skill, 359, 360;
her resolute Plans, 365;
she prepares for War, 398;
her Energy, 408;
she sends General Daun to the relief of Prague, 414;
her moral and religious Character, 548;
she sends Proposals of Peace to Frederick, 556;
her constancy to the Memory of her Husband, 559;
her Death, 559.

Marriage of Frederick the Great proposed, 136, 137.

Marwitz, General, put under arrest for a Remonstrance, 465.

Maupertuis, M., a French Philosopher, 191;
he witnesses the Battle of Mollwitz with keen suffering, 264;
his bitter Quarrel with Voltaire, 390;
his last Hours and Death, 395.

Maxen, General Finck worsted at the Battle of, 493.

Maximilian Joseph adheres to the Queen of Hungary, 344.

Mirabeau writes of a Visit to Frederick, 565, 566.

Mittenwalde, the Castle of, the Crown Prince sent to, 97.

Mitchel, Sir Andrew, writes of Frederick, 418.

Mollwitz, General Neipperg at, 253;
Battle at, 256.

Montbail, Madame, Governess of Frederick, 20.

Monbijou, Festivities at, 95;
the Palace of, assigned to the Queen Mother, 197.

Montholieu, Count, a French gentleman, friend of the Crown
Prince, 103.

Moore, Rev. Dr., mentions a remarkable feat concerning Frederick
the Great, 566.

Moravia to be wrested from Maria Theresa, 298.

Mosheim, Rev. Johan Lorenz, a distinguished Writer, 149.

Moyland, Frederick ill at the Chateau of, 202.

Mühlberg Hill, the Prussians storm and carry the Works on, 483.

Müller, M., the faithful Chaplain of Frederick William, 107, 110, 112.

Myssen, the Old Dessauer marches to, 368.


N.

Neipperg, General, hastens to Neisse, 247;
he retreats from Mollwitz, 262;
his Account of an Interview with Frederick, 292;
he breaks camp at Neisse, 293.

Neisse, a small Town in Southern Silesia, 232;
stormed by Prussia, 234;
secretly re-enforced, 240;
Neipperg enters, 249;
he intrenches himself, 265;
Frederick invests and bombards, 293;
collects his forces at, 348;
finally abandoned by Austria, 471.

Neustadt, Prussian Army at, 249.

Neumarkt, Frederick seizes a bakery at, 438.

Nicholas, Czar, a Prediction credited to him, 546.

Nicholstadt, Frederick at, 522.


O.

Oath of Allegiance exacted by Frederick from all his Subjects, 197.

Ohlau, Frederick summons it to surrender, 230;
Prussians retreat from Grottkau to, 251, 254.

Olmutz, Austrian forces at, 347;
Frederick before, 449;
he retreats from, 454.

Oppeln, Incident at, 258;
Frederick gains Possession of, 286.

Oranienberg, Frederick William threatens his Queen with divorce and
banishment to the Palace of, 73.

Ottmachau, a Town on the River Neisse, 231.


P.

Pallant, General, an Austrian Officer, reveals a French Plot, 314.

Pandours, the, sadly annoy the Prussian Army, 361.

Paul, Czar, his second Marriage, 551.

Peace, Reasons for not attaining it, 474;
at length concluded, 534.

Peasantry, Sufferings of the, 364.

Philipsburg besieged, 155;
it surrenders to the French, 161.

Pilsnitz, a Palace in Breslau, 229.

Pirna, Saxons concentrated at, 405;
their Position at, 406.

Pitsch, M., Physician to Frederick William, 188.

Platen, General, attacks the retreating Russians, 526.

Poland, Frederick William visits, with the Crown Prince, 51;
his Polish Majesty returns the Visit, 52;
he intercedes for the Crown Prince, 112;
his Alliance with Austria, 340;
Frederick’s Treatment of the Queen of, 370;
the King of, sues for Peace, 371;
the Queen tries to defend the Archives, 405;
the King appeals to France and Austria, 406;
Memorial of the King of, 503;
Death of the King of, 541;
its Partition proposed by Frederick, 543.

Pöllnitz, M., his Account of the Journey from Lithuania, 179.

Pompadour, Duchess of, her Character and Influence, 399;
her Letter to Maria Theresa, 407;
her Bitterness toward Frederick, 448.

Poniatowski, Stanislaus, elected King of Poland, 542.

Posen, Russians under Soltikof at, 478.

Potsdam, the Palace of, 37;
the Captain of the Grenadier Guard of, 42;
Frederick returns to, from his first military Expedition, 65;
Marriage of Frederica Louisa at, 66;
Frederick William and Sophie Dorothee return from the Marriage of
the Crown Prince to, 150;
the King being ill, the Crown Prince visits him at, 164;
Frederick William retires to die at, 183;
its Palace sacked by Austrian Soldiers, 509.

Prague surrenders to Prussia, 331;
is abandoned, 336;
the Battle of, 412;
Siege of, 414.

Pragmatic Sanction, 213.

Prätorius, the Danish Minister writes, 219.

Predestination, Frederick’s Views respecting, 110.

Press, freedom of the, proclaimed in Berlin, 192.

Presburg, Maria Theresa at, 284.

Prince of Wales proposes for the Hand of Wilhelmina, 54.

Prince Charles _en route_ for Berlin, 366;
goes to Dresden, 368;
his culpable Delay at Dresden, 370.

Prince of Russia; Frederick concerns himself in his matrimonial
Schemes, 323.

Protestantism, Frederick’s Efforts in behalf of, 243.

Prussia, the Transfer of the Duchy of, 18;
its Capital, 19.

Prussian Kingdom, Extent and Resources of the, 188.

Prussians, the, in distress, 253;
retreat to Silesia, 336;
their Losses (_note_), 339;
they enter Saxony, 405.


Q.

Quantz, M., Music-teacher of the Crown Prince, 66;
his narrow Escape, 69.


R.

Racoule, Madame, a Governess of Frederick in his childhood, 30.

Ranke, Professor, writes of the Cruelty of Frederick William to
Frederick, 85.

Räsfeld, M., Prussian Envoy at the Hague: Frederick writes him, 270.

Reformation, the, of the sixteenth Century: its Influence in
Prussia, 18.

Reichenbach, Frederick sends Columns to, in order to save his Magazine
at Schweidnitz, 283.

Reinsberg, Castle of, 152;
Apartments of Elizabeth Christina at, 153;
Visitors at, 172;
its distance from Potsdam, 185;
Frederick invites his sister to visit him - Wilhelmina repairs
thither with the neglected Wife, 212.

Retzow, General, placed under Arrest for failure in Battle, 465.

Ritter, Doris: her unjust Accusation, 103;
the cruel Punishment inflicted upon her, 104;
Frederick’s Meanness toward her, 193.

Robinson, Sir Thomas, Earl of Grantham: his Interview with Frederick,
276, 277, 278;
he returns with sad Tidings to the Court of Austria, 284;
his earnest Entreaty to the young Queen, 285.

Rochow, Lieutenant Colonel, arrests the Flight of the Crown
Prince, 89.

Roloff, M., a Clergyman of Frederick William’s Court: his Faithfulness
to the Monarch, 184.

Römer, General, an Austrian Commander at Mollwitz, 256.

Roth, General, commands Austrian forces at Neisse, 234;
his pitiless Expedient, 235;
commands the Fortress at Brünn, 304.

Rothenburg, Count, leads Austrian Scouts near Mollwitz, 255.

Ruppin, the Crown Prince commissioned Colonel Commandant at, 136;
the dull Life of Frederick at, 145.

Russia meditates joining a Coalition against Frederick, 298;
with France, intervenes for Peace, 557.

Russians, the, after Zorndorf - their Retreat, 460;
after the Surrender of Berlin, they flee to Poland, fearing
Frederick, 509;
they scatter near Hohenfriedburg, 524.


S.

Saldern, General, his moral heroism, 519.

Salzdahlum, a ducal Palace in the Duchy of Brunswick, 149.

Saxe, Chevalier De, General of Saxon Horse, announces the breaking of
the Alliance between Saxony and Prussia, 305.

Saxon troops: Character of their Leaders, 302;
their Sufferings in the Retreat from Moravia, 305;
their strong Position near Pirna, 406;
besieged in their Encampment, 407;
they surrender at discretion, 408.

Schönbrunn, England sends Sir Thomas Robinson to, 360.

Schlettau, Frederick raises the Siege of Dresden and retires to, 503.

Schlubhut hung by order of Frederick William, 125.

Schmettau, General, declines General Daun’s Proposals, 472;
he is unjustly degraded by Frederick the Great, 491.

Schnellendorf: its Treaty disclosed - the Reasons for this
Measure, 298.

Schnellendorf, Little, secret Conclave proposed at, 289.

Schulenburg, Field Marshal, Lieutenant General at Cüstrin: his
Portraiture of Frederick, 128;
his heroism, 256.

Schwedt, the Marquis of, Frederick William, sues for the Hand of
Wilhelmina, 74;
his Rage at the failure of his Suit, 120.

Schweidnitz, a fortified Town in Silesia, 238;
its Fortress recaptured by the Austrians, 434;
besieged and again captured by Frederick, 533.

Schwerin, General, he commands a Division against Liegnitz, 228;
his Decision wins the Day at Mollwitz, 262;
his Stratagem at Breslau, 282;
he urges Frederick to attack Saxony, 403;
his Death at Sterbohol Hill, 413.

Seckendorf, Count, assists at the arrest of the Crown Prince, 90;
appealed to by Frederick, 92;
he presents to Frederick William a Remonstrance from Charles VI. in
behalf of Fritz, 111;
he counsels the King on the Marriage of Frederick, 148;
he contrives to send Money to the Crown Prince, 154.

Silesia, Territory of, 214;
division of Feeling in, 223;
Frederick’s Reasons for war with, 295;
its Cost to Prussia, 534.

Smirzitz, Incident at, 356.

Sohr, Battle of, 362, 363.

Soltikof, a Russian General: his Humanity, 481;
he intrenches at Kunersdorf, 482;
he writes on the Victory at Kunersdorf, 489.

Sonsfeld, Madam, Governess of Wilhelmina, 78;
at the Ball, 95;
her Care of Wilhelmina, 98;
Threats of Frederick William against her, 116.

Sophie Dorothee, Daughter of George I. of England: her Marriage with
Frederick William, 21;
her Intrigues and Plans, 38, 39;
her Love for her Son Frederick, 67;
she receives the King’s Messengers, 72;
she replies to Frederick William, 75;
she scathes Grumkow, 76;
she becomes angry with Wilhelmina, 77;
her Interview with Frederick William, 97;
her firm Resolve, 114;
her Letters to Wilhelmina, 115, 119;
a strange Mother, 121;
her Anger and Illness, 122;
dislikes Wilhelmina’s Marriage, 130, 131;
her Manœuvres, 145;
her cool Treatment of her Daughter, 147;
she ill treats Elizabeth Christina, 150.

Spanish Minister, the: his luxurious Ease, 267.

Steinau, Frederick’s Head-quarters at, 249;
Neipperg encamps near, 283.

Stille, Baron, describes the Scene at Chrudim, 308, 309.

Stolpen, General Daun retreats to the Stronghold at, 464.

Strasbourg, Frederick and Suite at, _incognito_, 200.

Strehlin, Envoys from various European Nations visit Frederick at his
Encampment at, 267;
a Review of Prussian troops at, 282;
Frederick’s last grand Review, consuming four Days, at, 563.

Sulzer, M., writes from Berlin, 488.

Suhm, Baron Von, a constant Friend and Correspondent of
Frederick, 166, 168.

Sweden, the King of, intercedes for the Crown Prince, 112;
declares war against Russia, 284.


T.

Tobacco Parliament, 46;
they discuss the Question of a Duel between Frederick William and
George II. of England, 61;
the entrance of the Crown Prince disturbs the Sitting of the
Members, 182.

Tottleben, General, bombards Berlin, 509.

Traun, Marshal, his military Ability, 334.

Trebitsch, Frederick to concentrate his forces at, 300.

Trench, Baron, Narrative by, 336;
he describes the Hardships of the Prussian Guards, 379.

Troppau occupied by Frederick, 298.

Tulmier, M., persuades Wilhelmina to accede to her Father’s
wishes, 117.


U.

Ulrique, Princess, takes leave of the Prussian Court, 324.


V.

Valori, M. De, French Embassador at Berlin, 272;
he watches Frederick anxiously, 289;
he is hoodwinked, 292;
his Comment on Frederick, 351;
the Prussian King ill treats him, 359.

Vienna, Frederick suggests a Compromise to the Court of, 287;
Alarm at, 288;
not needless Terror in, 556.

Villa, Rev. Dr., sent to England to negotiate the double
Marriages, 78.

Voltaire, the French infidel Philosopher: the Influence of his
Writings, 49;
_Note_, 108;
he compliments Frederick, 198;
he counsels the Suppression of the Anti-Machiavel, 209;
he announces the Victory of Mollwitz, 263;
panegyrizes Frederick, 316;
details Conversations with Frederick, 320, 321;
describes Frederick’s Life, 328;
his Views on the Victory at Kesselsdorf (_note_), 370;
at the Carousal, 385;
enters into Speculation with a Jew, and what came of it, 387;
quarrels with Maupertuis, and lampoons him, 391;
describes the Suppers at Sans Souci, 396;
writes on the Battle of Rossbach, 432;
on the Battle of Leuthen, 446;
his mean Transactions, 477;
his Death, 557.


W.

Wagon Train, Description of, 452.

Waldau, Colonel, one of the Jailers of the Crown Prince, 91.

Wallis, Count, an Austrian Officer, 223;
he defends Glogau, 244.

War, Frederick William’s Opinion of, 26;
Preparations for, 65;
Remarks upon, by Sherman, Wellington, and Napoleon I., 355;
good Objects sometimes attainable by, 355.

Wartensleben, Field Marshal, Grandfather of Lieutenant Katte, 105.

Wedell, General, his Defeat at Zullichau, 479.

Weichau, a Silesian Town, 223.

Weisenthal, the Camp of the Crown Prince at, 160.

Wesel, the Fortress of, Prison of Frederick, 97.

Wilhelmina: her Birth, 21;
her Love for Fritz, 37;
her Cousin proposes for her Hand, 52;
prematurely saluted as Princess of Wales, 81;
describes a Ball, 95;
abused by her Father, 98;
imprisoned, 100;
her Captivity, 114, 115;
her deep Sorrows, 117;
writes her Mother, 118;
meets the Prince of Baireuth, 121;
is betrothed, 122;
her Marriage, 129;
her Annoyances, 130;
her Wedding-dress, 131;
the Wedding Ball, 132;
gives her Opinion of Sophie Dorothee, 133;
takes leave of her Father, 135;
visits Berlin after Years, 147;
questions Frederick, 148;
her Interview with Elizabeth Christina, 151;
her Poverty, 154;
her Interview with Frederick, 158, 161;
her Grief, 163;
receives a Visit from her Brother, 199;
she visits Berlin, 211;
she describes the Coronation of the Emperor of Germany, 301;
again visits Berlin, 385;
her Sickness and Death, 468.

William Augustus, Crown Prince, younger Brother of Frederick
the Great, 199;
his Marriage, 296.

Wilsdruf, Interview of Frederick the Great and the Old Dessauer
at, 370.

Wischau, Prussian troops at, 300.

Wolfenbuttel, Mansion of, 149.

Wusterhausen, the Palace of, described, 37.


Z.

Zimmerman, a Carpenter in Zulich: his cruel Death, 44.

Zimmerman, Dr., prescribes in vain for Frederick the Great, 570, 571.

Zittau, the Prince of Prussia defeated at, 421.

Zorndorf, fierce Contests at, 457, 458, 463.


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