While Frederick William was confined to his room, tormented by the gout, he endeavored to beguile the hours in painting in oil. Some of these paintings still exist, with the epigraph, 鈥淧ainted by Frederick William in his torments.鈥?Wilhelmina writes: Though Prince Charles was nominally commander-in-chief of the Austrian forces, Marshal Traun, as we have mentioned, was its military head. He was, at that time, far Frederick鈥檚 superior in the art of war. Frederick had sufficient intelligence and candor to recognize that superiority. When he heard of this adroit movement of his foes, he exclaimed, 鈥淥ld Traun understands his trade.鈥? 欧美成 人 版在线播放 CHAPTER V. IMPRISONMENT OF FRITZ AND WILHELMINA. The king, in still very calm and measured words, rejoined, 鈥淵ou would be right if I did not intend this desperate method for a good object. Listen to me. Great lords don鈥檛 feel it in their scalp when their subjects are torn by the hair. One has to grip their own locks as the only way to give them pain.鈥? 256 It was now about noon. The sun shone brightly on the glistening snow. There was no wind. Twenty thousand peasants, armed and drilled as soldiers, were facing each other upon either side, to engage in mutual slaughter, with no animosity between them鈥攏o cause of quarrel. It is one of the unrevealed mysteries of Providence that any one man should thus have it in his power to create such wide-spread death and misery. The Austrians had a splendid body of cavalry, eight thousand six hundred in number. Frederick had but about half as many horsemen. The Prussians had sixty pieces of artillery, the Austrians but eighteen.