A history of Russia: from the birth of Peter the Great to Nicholas II. (Google eBook)

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James Pott, 1902 - Russia - 486 pages
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Page 283 - The latter power adhered to the Continental system, reserving to herself the importation of salt and such colonial produce as she could not do without. She surrendered Finland with the whole of East Bothnia, and a part of West Bothnia lying to the eastward of the river Tornea.
Page 197 - Yes, madame," answered Munich, in a firm and manly tone; "could I do less for the prince who delivered me from captivity? But it is henceforward my duty to fight for you ; and you will find in me a fidelity equal to that with which I had devoted my services to him.
Page 182 - ... annexation of a part of that country. Ivan Shuvalov, who was now high in her favor, even ventured to broach the subject to Keith, with the view of ascertaining how far the Russians might look for assistance from the English in the matter. But Keith rejected his overtures. The Russians in the campaign of 1760 committed terrible ravages in Prussia under Todleben, a German in the service of the empress. They entered and pillaged Berlin; the arsenal was destroyed and a contribution levied upon the...
Page 342 - June 1813 ; and the Russians availed themselves of the opportunity to reinforce, and more than 60,000 fresh troops reached the seat of war from the south and the middle of Russia. Austria now, after considerable hesitation, went over to the allies. After defeating Schwarzenberg at the battle of Dresden, Napoleon was himself completely routed by the allies at the great battle of Leipzig which lasted three days, October 16th, 18th, 1 9th— die Volkerschlacht, as it has been called.
Page 300 - Rostoptchin, the governor, whom we have already mentioned among the favorites of Paul: " The most illustrious prince, Kutuzov, has passed Mozhaisk, and united with the rest of the troops. He has taken up a strong position, where the enemy cannot attack him suddenly. We shall send him forty-eight cannon, and he says that he will defend Moscow to the last drop of blood. He is ready to fight in the streets. Do not be grieved, brothers, that the courts of justice are closed. We must arrange matters,...
Page 399 - ... reiterated the demand in menacing language; but the appearance of a British fleet in the Dardanelles, whether fortuitous or designed, induced him to lower his tone. The two emperors now contented themselves with requiring that the exiles should be removed to a more distant part of the Turkish empire. They were transferred accordingly to Kutayah, where they remained until the middle of the year 1851, when the government of the United States sent a man-of-war, which, with the Sultan's consent,...
Page 340 - Marshal (Kutuzov) has done nothing he ought to have done — nothing against the enemy that he could avoid. All his successes have been forced upon him. He has been playing some of his old Turkish tricks, but the nobility of Moscow support him, and insist upon his becoming the national hero of this war.
Page 402 - Porte with an additional intimation that, if it were not adopted, the four powers would not permit themselves "to be drawn into a policy inconsistent with the peace of Europe, as well as with the true interests of Turkey itself". At the same time he wrote to Gladstone : " Step by step the Turks have drawn us into a position in which we are more or less committed to their support...
Page 273 - ... bed, and said in a hoarse whisper, "All is over." "What is over?" asked Alexander, in a state of astonishment. He had not the least idea of what had happened, but he perceived that Zubov, without offering any explanation, addressed him as " Sire," and " Your Majesty." This led him to question further, and then the whole truth was communicated to him. When the empress heard the news she rushed out of her apartments with cries of anger and despair. On seeing some grenadiers, she said to them repeatedly...
Page 165 - ... they found a sovereign of true Russian descent. The requisite money had been furnished by De la Chetardie. Vorontsov was made minister. Finch notices the growing French ascendency ; and, indeed, this was to be a reign of French sympathies. Lestocq had taken advantage of the confidence which Elizabeth reposed in him, and had continually reminded her of her rights to the throne ; of the attachment of the people to her, and how easy it would be to take the reins of power out of the hands of the...

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