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With a much smaller force than that of his enemies. Peace was finally made with Maria Theresa in 1763, and by a clear Violation Of ancient faith and treaty rights Silesia was taken from her. The Various campaigns are described briefly and yet in such a manner that the interest of the narrative is kept up to the last, and the author, by the introduction of anecdotes, conversations, and fragments of letters, 1 brings out very clearly the peculiar traits of the great king — his courage at one time, his despond ent moods at others, his obstinacy and self-conceit, which more than once involved him in disaster, his humor and satire, his cruelty at times to his own troops, and again his fatherly relations to them. It is also a thrilling period of history with which the author deals, and replete with national as well as individual interest. Of the close Of this great and sanguinary war, Macaulay says, — and he was not an admirer of Frederick, The proud and revengeful spirit Of the empress-queen at length gave way; and in February, 1763, the peace of Hubertsburg put an end to the conflict which had during seven years devastated Germany. The king ceded nothing. The whole Continent in arms had proved unable to tear Silesia from that iron grasp. The war was over. Frederick was safe. His glory was beyond the reach of envy. If he.