Travels in Russia, the Krimea, the Caucasus, and Georgia, Volume 1

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T. Cadell, 1825 - Caucasus
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Page xxiv - FINDEN, THE CHARACTER OF THE RUSSIANS, AND A DETAILED HISTORY OF MOSCOW. With a Dissertation on the Russian Language : and an Appendix, containing Tables, Political, Statistical, and Historical; an Account of the Imperial Agricultural Society of Moscow ; a Catalogue of Plants found in and near Moscow ; an Essay on the Origin and Progress of Architecture in Russia, &c. &c.
Page 11 - near Moscow, who had been fortunate enough to scrape together a little wealth, wished to marry his daughter to a tradesman of the city ; and for that purpose, that she should be free, he offered fifteen thousand roubles for her liberty; a most unusual price of freedom, and a much greater sum than persons of his class,
Page 494 - the Great, and by the grandeur of her miracles, and the remarkable sanctity of her life and manners, she made such an impression upon the king and queen, that they abandoned their false gods, embraced the faith of the Gospel, and sent to Constantinople for proper persons to give them and their people a more satisfactory, and complete knowledge of the Christian religion.
Page 344 - 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, and not a few who had the honour to converse with him.
Page 301 - has hitherto escaped notice. Yet the wild, gigantic landscape which, towards its southern extremity surrounds the town; its mountains, its ruins, and its harbour — the houses covered by vines and flowers, and overshadowed by the thick foliage of mulberry and walnut trees, make it altogether enchanting.
Page 306 - If any ill-fated mariner, driven by tempests, sought a shelter in the port of Balaclava, during the reign of Paul, he was speedily driven out again, or sunk, by an enemy as inhospitable as the wind or the waves. The inhabitants had small pieces of artillery stationed on the heights, with the most positive orders, from that insane tyrant, to fire at any vessel
Page 120 - by farming the distilleries, a system of plunder is practically encouraged ; while the losers in the long run are the poor peasantry, " who receive a trash of spirit, far below the proof,
Page 44 - the reality. It is wonderful any troops can use them; besides being clumsy and heavy, they miss fire five times out of six, and are liable to burst whenever discharged."*
Page 301 - has been said by travellers of the famous valley of Baidar, that the vale of Balaklava, which is hardly surpassed by any prospect in the
Page 467 - it was a sight to make the senses pause ; to oppress even respiration, by the weight of the impression on the mind, of such vast, overpowering sublimity

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