MA.CAlTLAY ON FREDERIC THE GREAT. [To THE EDITOR OF THE
SIR,—Seventy years ago Macaulay, in his essay on Frederic the Great, wrote :—
" The King of Prussia had fully determined to commit the great crime of violating his plighted faith and of plunging all Europe into a long and desolating war to extend his dominions. On the bead of Frederic is all the blood shed in a war which raged in every quarter of the globe, and in order that ho might rob a neighbour he had promised to defend, black men fought on the Coast of Coromandel, and red men scalped each other by the Great Lakes of North America."
With a few alterations this might have been written to-day, and shows that the Hohenzollerns have always been the curse Linden Lodge, Dorchester.