Marx-Engels Correspondence 1870
Source: Marx Engels On Literature and Art, Progress Publishers, 1976;
Transcribed: by Andy Blunden;
With the passing of time the war is assuming an unpleasant character. The French have not yet been thrashed enough, and the German asses have won far too many victories. Victor Hugo writes nonsense in French, and fair William abuses the German language:
“Nun lebe wobl mit bewegtem Herzen am Schluss eines solchen Briefes."
[And now farewell, with trembling heart at the close of such a letter]
This would be a king?! And of the most “cultured” nation in the world! And his wife has it printed!