Quotation by James Boswell

I then went to the Parade. I saw the King. It was a glorious sight.... As a loadstone moves needles, or a storm bows the lofty oaks, did Frederick the Great make the Prussian officers submissive bend as he walked majestic in the midst of them.
James Boswell (1740–1795), Scottish author. Boswell on the Grand Tour: Germany and Switzerland, journal, July 13, 1764, p. 24, McGraw-Hill (1953).
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