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" Twenty-one years," answered the soldier. The king, struck with his youth, which plainly indicated that he had not borne a musket so long as that, said to him, much astonished, "How old are you? "
The London Budget of Wit, Or, A Thousand Notable Jests: Many of Them Never ... - Seite 236
von Friend to rational mirth - 1817 - 352 Seiten
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The New Lady's Magazine, Or, Polite and Entertaining Companion for ..., Band 3

1788
...three anfwers that he was to make the king. Accordingly he learned them by the next day, and as foon as he appeared in the ranks, Frederick came up to interrogate him : but he happened to bsgin upon him ' by the fecond question, and afkpd him, " How long have you been in my fervice?" "-Twenty-one...
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Gleanings of wit, interspersed with many original pieces, from the works of ...

Gleanings - 1805
...three proper'answers to the questions which the King would ask him. Accordingly he perfected himself in them by the next day ; 'and as soon as he appeared...interrogate him; but he happened to begin upon him with the second question— 1 -" How long have you been in my service? "Twenty „ - . ... - ' ' ^...
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The Spirit of the Public Journals: Being an Impartial Selection of ..., Band 10

Stephen Jones, Charles Molloy Westmacott - 1807
...which the King would afk him : accordingly he perfected himfelf in them by the next day ; and as foon as he appeared in the ranks Frederick came up to interrogate him : but he happened to begin upon him ^vith the fecond queftion, " How long have you been in my fervice r''—" Twenty-one years," anfwered...
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Tickler, Or, Monthly Compendium of Good Things, in Prose and ..., Bände 1-3

1818
...time to learn by heart, the three answers that he was to make the King. Accordingly he learned thrm by the next day ; and as soon as he appeared in the...interrogate him, but he happened to begin upon him by the -ir .nil question, and asked him, "How long have you been in my service?" "Twenty one yean, answered...
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The Parlour Portfolio, Or, Post-chaise Companion: Being a Selection ..., Band 2

1820
...at the same time to learn by heart the three answers that he was to make the King. Accordingly, he learned them by the next day ; and as soon as he appeared...ranks, Frederick came up to interrogate him, but he t happened to begin upon him by the second question, and asked him, '' How long have you been in my...
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A thousand notable things, embracing a collection of scarce receipts, &c. To ...

Thousand notable things - 1822
...him at the same time to learn by heart the three answers that he was to make the king. Accordingly he learned them by the next day ; and as soon as he appeared...question, and asked him, " How long have you been in my service?*' "Twenty-one years!" answered the soldier. The king, struck with his youth, which plainlyindicated...
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The Oxford Entertaining Miscellany, Or, Weekly Magazine: Containing ..., Band 1

1824
...and therefore cautioned him to learn the three answers that he was to make to the king. The soldier learned them by the next day ; and as soon as he appeared in the ranks, Frederic came up to interrogate him. His majesty, however, happened to begin with the second question...
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The Percy Anecdotes: Original and Select, Band 10

Reuben Percy - 1826
...therefore cautioned him to learn by heart the three answers that he was to make the king. The soldier learned them by the next day ; and as soon as he appeared in the ranks, Frederic came up to interrogate him. His majesty however happened to begin with the second question...
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The Encyclopedia of Anecdotes: Illustrative of Character and Events from ...

George Ramsay - 1828 - 636 Seiten
...him at the same time to learn by heart the three answers that he was to make the King. Accordingly he learned them by the next day, and as soon as he appeared in the ranks, Frederic came up to interrogate him; but he happened to begin upon him by the second question, and...
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A New Method of Learning to Read, Write and Speak a Language in Six Months ...

Heinrich Gottfried Ollendorff - 1843 - 475 Seiten
...the three answers that he was to make to the king. Accordingly he learnt them by the next day; and a soon as he appeared in the ranks Frederick came up...question, and asked him, "How long have you been in my service?" "Twenty-one years," answered the soldier. The king, struck with his youth, which plainly...
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