The love letters of Bismarck; being letters to his fiancée and wife, 1846-1889

 
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 Excerpt: ... you with the red legislative ink which is used for correcting speeches and reports. It is your favorite color, anyway, even if it is not the exact shade. Despite all legislative cares, I am very bright since I know that you are again in a fair way with the babies. So true is it that God must do with us as that general of a convict battalion did with his men--he had them whipped every other day, because they then enjoyed the free days so much. We are too apt to become ungrateful for all His benefits unless we are reminded of the possibility of loss. 1 am very glad that we both received the Lord's Supper at the same time; I trust our little Sauer has touched the depths of your heart, just as Knaak did mine; I was almost hopeless and helpless when it came to the point, and wanted to leave the church because I did not consider myself worthy to join in the ceremony, but in the final prayer from the altar God gave me leave and a summons, too, and afterwards I was very happy. It had a good influence also on Hans; he is outwardly much nicer since--much more human. I have no antipathy to him; at least, it does not come out, even if I sometimes (though seldom) am angered at his disposition, so out of harmony with mine--he is too good for me.... To-day I was invited out to Gross-Kreutz, but I am voting quietly here in the Chamber. God keep you, my beloved sweetheart. Love to our parents and Melissa, and kiss the children for me. Your most faithful V. B. Berl1n, March 3, '51. I have just read your letter to Hans, my darling, and I am sorry for your poor eyes; that is due to too much nightwatching. May God have mercy on you, my poor dear, that you may not suffer always; during your whole life you have never enjoyed the feeling of being entirely well and free from pain;...

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