New Russia: Journey from Riga to the Crimea, by Way of Kiev; with Some Account of the Colonization and the Manners and Customs of the Colonists of New Russia. To which are Added, Notes Relating to the Crim Tatars

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Sherwood, Jones and Company, 1823 - Crimean Tatars - 316 pages
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Page 232 - They then began to dye her fingers, her toe-nails, and afterwards her hair, which being tied up, she at last was left to repose. During the whole time I was there, she would not shew her face ; and, in general, I have observed, that if one tells a Tatar girl that it is said she is about to be married, she runs immediately out of the room, and will never speak to a stranger on that subject.
Page 120 - Crimea was a subject of joyful expectation before it took place ; and the mild and conciliating manners of this most powerful monarch, won the hearts of the humblest of his subjects : few there are who do not boast of having seen the Emperor Alexander, and not a few who had the honour to converse with him.
Page 191 - ... population, while the wants and excesses of luxury, among polished nations, strike at its very root. In fact, it is observed, that the people are less numerous under the roofs of the Crimea, and the province of Boodjack, than in the tents of the Noguais. The best calculation we can make, is from a view of the military forces which the cham is able to assemble. We shall soon see this prince raising three armies at the same time ; one of a hundred thousand men, which he commanded in person ; another...
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Page 234 - This occupies much time, and during the whole of it, the carriage which contains the bride waits at the distance of nearly half a mile. It is never brought nearer to the party, but the lady's father, or one of her brothers, attends it, in order to see the charge safely executed of delivering her unseen into the house of her husband. The better to effect this, the carriage is hung round with curtains inside, and if the party arrive somewhat early at the village, the vehicle is detained at the entrance...

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