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? 鈥淚 find no fault with you; the blame is entirely my own in having appointed you to such a post.鈥? The King patronizes literary and scientific Men.鈥擜necdotes.鈥擳he Family Quarrel.鈥擝irth of Frederick William III.鈥擱apid Recuperation of Prussia.鈥擳he King鈥檚 Tour of Observation.鈥擠esolate Aspect of the Country.鈥擜bsolutism of Frederick.鈥擨nterview between Frederick and D鈥橝lembert.鈥擴npopularity of Frederick.鈥擠eath of the King of Poland.鈥擯lans for the Partition of Poland.鈥擨ntrigues of Catharine.鈥擨nterview between Frederick and the Emperor Joseph.鈥擯oland seized by Russia, Prussia, and Austria.鈥擳he Division of the Spoil.鈥擱emorse of Maria Theresa.鈥擨ndifference of Frederick to public Opinion. 买大乐透74多少钱 鈥淚 find no fault with you; the blame is entirely my own in having appointed you to such a post.鈥? CHARLIE BAUM: Some of our readers may think that the above narrative is quite incredible; that a young sovereign, who had just written the Anti-Machiavel, and who knew that the eyes of the world were upon him, could not be guilty of such perfidy. But, unhappily, there is no possible room for doubt. The documentary evidence is ample. There is no contradictory testimony. At the second repulse, the Saxon grenadiers, greatly elated, gave a shout of 鈥渧ictory,鈥?and rushed from their works to pursue the retreating Prussians. This was their ruin. If I've given the impression so far that Wal-Mart has occupied most of my competitive energy over theyears, that's not completely accurate. I've pursued my other passions all along, too, mostly quail huntingand tennisand I pursued them both very competitively. A lot of businessmen seem to prefer golf, but Ialways thought it was a little too country club for me and it took up too much time and wasn't reallycompetitive in the same way that tennis is, you know, in a give-and-take, head-to-head way. 鈥淚 find no fault with you; the blame is entirely my own in having appointed you to such a post.鈥? 鈥淎sking me for peace is indeed a bitter joke. It is to Louis XV. you must address yourself, or to his Amboise in petticoats.129 But these people have their heads filled with ambitious projects. They wish to be the sovereign arbiters of sovereigns. That is what persons of my way of thinking will by no means put up with. I like peace as much as you could wish, but I want it good, solid, and honorable. Socrates or Plato would have thought as I do on this subject had they found themselves in the accursed position which is mine in the world.