St. Petersburg and Moscow: A Visit to the Court of the Czar, Volumes 1-2

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Colburn, 1846 - Soviet Union
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Page 113 - twas but the wind, Or the car rattling o'er the stony street; On with the dance! let joy be unconfined; No sleep till morn, when Youth and Pleasure meet To chase the glowing Hours with flying feet.— But hark!
Page 126 - With shining ringlets the smooth, ivory neck. Love in these labyrinths his slaves detains, And mighty hearts are held in slender chains. With hairy springes we the birds betray, Slight lines of hair surprise the finny prey, Fair tresses man's imperial race ensnare, And beauty draws us with a single hair.
Page 88 - But war's a game which, were their subjects wise, Kings would not play at. Nations would do well To extort their truncheons from the puny hands Of heroes, whose infirm and baby minds Are gratified with mischief, and who spoil, Because men suffer it, their toy, the World.
Page 258 - Elizabeth, daughter of Peter the Great, our beloved aunt of glorious memory. After we had ascended the throne, and offered up to heaven our just thanksgivings, the first object that employed our thoughts, in consequence of that humanity that...
Page 262 - Mirowitz having wounded and arrefted the governor, led on his troop with fury, and attacked, with firearms, the handful of foldiers that guarded prince Ivan. But he was fo warmly received by thofe foldiers under the command of the two officers mentioned above, that he was obliged to retire. By a particular direction...
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Page 259 - ... his situation would admit of. We accordingly gave our orders for this purpose, though the state he was in prevented his perceiving the marks of our humanity or being sensible of our attention and care; for he knew nobody, could not distinguish between good and evil, nor did he know the use that might be made of reading, to pass the time with less weariness and disgust. On the contrary, he sought pleasure in objects that discovered with sufficient evidence the disorder of his imagination.
Page 258 - ... and rendered his difcourfe almoft unintelligible to others, we obferved in him a total privation of fenfe and reafon» Thofe who accompanied us during this interview, faw how much our heart fuffered at the view of an objeft...
Page 257 - When by the divine will, and in compliance with the unanimous desires of our faithful subjects, we ascended the throne of Russia, we were not ignorant that Ivan, son of Anthony, Prince of Brunswick- Wolfenbuttel, and of the Princess Anne of Mecklenburg was still alive.
Page 257 - Mecklenburgh, was still alive. This prince, as is well known, was, immediately after his birth, unlawfully declared heir to the imperial crown of Russia; but, by the decrees of Providence, he was soon after irrevocably excluded from that high dignity, and the sceptre

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