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Page 19 - I showed the Emperor, the two Dukes, and the Count, to a seat fronting the meeting ; the Duchess preferred the first cross form on the women's side. I sat opposite the Emperor on the first cross form. The Emperor and the whole party conducted themselves with great seriousness. The meeting remained in silence about a quarter of an hour, in which time my...
Page 51 - ... without reading it, gave it to his friend Papof, saying that he felt, pointing to his breast, that which was a sufficient introduction. We explained to him, with the greatest openness, our motives for visiting this and other countries, which were no other than a sense of religious duty, laid upon us by the Great Parent of the human family, and a strong desire to promote the general welfare of mankind ; and we solicited permission to see their public institutions, as prisons, schools, &c.
Page 25 - Friends' principles, they being neither more nor less in my estimation, than pure Christianity. I remember when the Friends visited me on my application for membership, I told them I was convinced at sea; for I verily believed in looking back, that this had been the case: no human means were made use of; — it was altogether the immediate work of the Holy Spirit upon my heart.
Page 59 - ... open to receive it, has made, I believe, an impression on the minds of some, which will never be obliterated ; and which has clearly evinced, " whose servants they are." They were, I think, of all men the most fit to move in such a work, in such a place, and under such circumstances. I saw them set off from the city, just at the edge of dark, in a covered sledge, in the midst of a heavy snow-storm.
Page 25 - ... is to smite Christ himself; to slay an unbeliever is to plunge a fellow-being into hell. Terrible alternative! Yet all who fight, not only strike 'such a blow, but expose themselves to the risk of dying in the very act of striking it. May all Christians soon acknowledge the universal obligation of the command, " Love your enemies, and do good to them that hate you!
Page 36 - ... goods that the Wheeler family had brought from England too. We are told, however, that again they found abundance to interest them while they were waiting. " The Neva at this point is about half a mile broad and the number of barks or rafts that float past every day to the city is incredible. They are laden with hemp, tallow and provisions from noblemen's estates in the interior and brought down by the current of the river.
Page 96 - ... the people to exertion, and offering rewards to those who would endeavour to save life, wherever he saw any particular danger: by this, many were saved, who would otherwise have been inevitably lost. A subscription has been begun to-day for the benefit of the sufferers, to which the Emperor has given 1,000,000 roubles, (£40,000 sterling;) and he has ordered the military governor to take care that the poor people are furnished with food.
Page 67 - And now formation of lapscous explores ; Now o'er a field of logarithms bends, And now to make a pudding he pretends : At once the sage, the hero, and the cook, He wields the sword, the saucepan and the book.
Page 100 - I did not lose the reward of peace. Third-day, brought me under fresh difficulty : my friend who yesterday had offered to assist me in obtaining an interview with the emperor, appeared to regret he had taken such a task upon him, as he requested to be excused from the performance of it. I therefore concluded it would be best for me to adopt my usual plan of doing my business myself, by addressing a note to the secretary, leaving the result to that Almighty Power, who, I firmly believed, was able...
Page 90 - ... Stepan returned, saying there was no chance of reaching the city, the three bridges of boats across the Neva were driven from their moorings, and so much damaged they were quite unfit for use. Part of one of them was left standing against the wall of the palace : rafts, small boats, and two of the steam-boats employed in going to Cronstadt, were left in the city on