鈥淚 am permitted,鈥?the embassador said, 鈥渢o offer your majesty the whole of Austrian Guelderland. It lies contiguous to your majesty鈥檚 possessions in the Rhine country. It will be a very important addition to those possessions. I am permitted to say the whole of Austrian Guelderland.鈥? 鈥淧russian Lithuania is a hundred and twenty miles long, by from forty to sixty broad. It was ravaged by pestilence at the beginning of this century, and they say three hundred thousand people died of disease and famine. The disorder carried off the people, and the lands remained uncultivated and full of weeds. The most flourishing of our provinces was changed into the most miserable of solitudes. During the first part of his journey the king had been remarkably cheerful and genial, but toward its close he was attacked by a new fit of very serious illness. To the discomfort of all, his chronic moodiness returned. A few extracts from P?llnitz鈥檚 account of this journey throws interesting light upon those scenes: 您查看的页面找不到了!-理想生活上天猫 They drew up before a cheap apartment house, one of a long row in an untidy street. Frederick, ever regardless of fatigue and exposure for himself, never spared his followers. It was after midnight of the 28th when the weary column, frostbitten, hungry, and exhausted, reached Olmütz. The king was hospitably entertained in the fine palace of the Catholic bishop, 鈥渁 little, gouty man,鈥?writes Stille, 鈥渁bout fifty-two years of age, with a countenance open and full of candor.鈥? I smiled and evaded the question, under cover of Zona's presence, and again reassured him.