The history of Peter the Great, Emperor of Russia: to which is prefixed a short general history of the country from the rise of that monarchy : and an account of the author's life, Volume 2

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Printed by and for F. Douglass and W. Murray; sold by C. Hitch and L. Hawes ... London ... and at Aberdeen by the said F. Douglass and W. Murray, 1755 - Russia
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Page 265 - ... time that of a private gentleman. He was a lover of company, and a man of much humour and pleafantry, exceeding facetious, and of vaft natural parts.
Page 256 - ... imagination, which fome people have believed. The great reafon why the czar was fo fond of her, was her exceeding good temper; fhe never was feen peeviih or out of humour ; obliging and civil to all, and never forgetful of her rurmer condition ; withal, mighty grateful.
Page 307 - She had always pleaded sickness, but Peter, being suspicious, ordered his physician to attend her, who soon made the discovery. It also appeared, that a sense of shame had triumphed over her humanity, and that the children had been put to death as soon as born. Peter...
Page 309 - am forry for it, but you will deferve it one day or other, and then remind me that " you are in arrears with me;" which accordingly happened upon that very expedition, and he was excufed.
Page 295 - It reaches about feven hun^ dred fathoms, is fixty feet broad at the bottom, eighty feet at the top, and forty feet deep, having flood-gates in different parts. It is intended to receive fourteen fhips of the line of battle, to build or repair them dry, and afterwards float them off.
Page 301 - England, and are under no other neceffity than that of wearing a full great coat lined with fur (/), fuch as wolf's, fox's, or linx's, with a deep quilted...
Page 171 - amongst other obligations Russia owes this physician, it was he that put the great Imperial Dispensary in the excellent order it is in at present: it furnishes the armies and fleets, and the whole empire with drugs, and makes a great addition to the Czar's revenues'.
Page 302 - But he faw that example, affifted by his boundlefs authority, could alone infpire his people with juft fentiments, or compel them to a due obedience ; and that the opulency and. power of nations muft arife from ufeful arts and mechanic employments : he fought that power and opulency at their...
Page 307 - ... to nurse. Justice now called upon the Emperor to punish the offence. The lady was much beloved by the Empress, who pleaded for her ; the amour was pardonable, but not the murder. Peter sent her to the...
Page 307 - Juftice now called on the emperor to punifh the offence. The lady was much beloved by the emprefs, who pleaded for her; as to the amour it would have been pardonable, but not the murder. Peter fent her to the caftle, and went himfelr...

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