The king was not at all pleased either with his son鈥檚 studies or his recreations. Philosophy and literature were as obnoxious to the sturdy old monarch as were music and all amusements save the rough pastime of hunting stags and boars. He was a thorough materialist, having no other thought than to drill his troops and develop the resources of his realm. Beer and tobacco, both of which he used inordinately, were almost his only luxuries. He often growled loudly at what he deemed the coxcombry of his son and companions at Reinsberg, and frequently threatened to disperse his associates. 鈥淚 have passed my winter like a Carthusian monk. I dine alone. I spend my life in reading and writing, and I do not sup. When one is sad, it becomes, at last, too burdensome to hide one鈥檚 grief continually. It is better to give way to it than to carry one鈥檚 gloom into society. Nothing solaces me but the vigorous application required in steady and continuous labor. This distraction does force one to put away painful ideas while it lasts. But alas! no sooner is the work done than these fatal companions present themselves again, as if livelier than ever. Maupertuis was right; the sum of evil does certainly surpass that of good. But to me it is all one. I have almost nothing more to lose; and my few remaining days鈥攚hat matters it much of what complexion they be?鈥? DORIS RITTER鈥橲 PUNISHMENT. 鈥淚 have arrested the rascal Fritz. I shall treat him as his crime and his cowardice merit. He has dishonored me and all my family. So great a wretch is no longer worthy to live.鈥? 色久悠悠久久影视，久久色综合久久色综合 鈥淎nd you, sir,鈥?responded the king, with an air of great disdain, at the same time placing in his hand the cardinal鈥檚 letter, 鈥渄o you dare to talk to me in this manner?鈥? fff. Austrian Cavalry.