Count Wallis, who was intrusted with the defense of the place, had a garrison of about a thousand men, with fifty-eight heavy guns and several mortars, and a large amount of ammunition. Glogau was in the latitude of fifty-two, nearly six degrees north245 of Quebec. It was a cold wintry night. The ground was covered with snow. Water had been thrown upon the glacis, so that it was slippery with ice. Prince Leopold in person led one of the columns. The sentinels upon the walls were not alarmed until three impetuous columns, like concentrating tornadoes, were sweeping down upon them. They shouted 鈥淭o arms!鈥?The soldiers, roused from sleep, rushed to their guns. Their lightning flashes were instantly followed by war鈥檚 deepest thunders, as discharge followed discharge in rapid succession. 鈥淚 have as much honor as you have,鈥?the son replied; 鈥渁nd I have only done that which I have heard you say a hundred times you would have done yourself had you been treated as I have been.鈥? On the 4th of July the king rode out for the last time. Not long after, the horse was again brought to the door, but the king found himself too weak to mount. Still, while in this state of extreme debility and pain, he conducted the affairs of state with the most extraordinary energy and precision. The minutest questions received his attention, and every branch of business was prosecuted with as much care and perfection as in his best days. 鈥淲hat was the sum of money your majesty then offered the Queen of Austria?鈥?Lord Hyndford inquired. 婷婷丁香五月高清在线|99青青青视频在线观看|精品在线线观看|紫夜影视 Frankfort is on the west side of the Oder. The Russian army was encamped on the eastern side of the river. The force collected there consisted of about seventy-eight thousand Russians and eighteen thousand Austrians. Frederick had, by great exertions, gathered fifty thousand troops to attack them. He was approaching Frankfort from the southwest. In a secret midnight march he crossed the river by bridges of boats some miles north of the city, near Cüstrin. At four o鈥檆lock in the morning of the 11th of August his troops had all accomplished the passage482 of the stream, and, to the surprise of the Russians, were marching down upon them from the north.