The history of Russian literature: with a lexicon of Russian authors

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D. A. Talboys, 1839 - Russian literature - 408 pages
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Page 42 - ... and the story ends with the pious exclamation, " from which devill and all other devills defend us, good Lord ! Amen." We have spoken of the collections of tales, which, at the end of the sixteenth and beginning of the seventeenth centuries...
Page 310 - ... which Nikon displayed the greatest attention and anxiety in the time of the plague, which desolated Moscow in 1653 and 1654. In 1658 some of Nikon's enemies contrived to inspire into the mind of the Czar a feeling of jealousy or dislike towards him. Nikon, who remarked this, was incensed at it, and retired to the monastery of the Resurrection of Christ ; which he had himself built, about forty wersts from Moscow. The misunderstanding between the Czar and the patriarch grew continually wider....
Page 324 - ... Moscow, where he regularly visited the library of the Saikonospaskish Monastery. At the age of sixty he began learning the modern Greek language. The news of the death of his patron, Potemkin, and his benefactress, Catherine, threw him into deep affliction. He died on the 4th of December, 1799.
Page 337 - Petersburg, was brought up at the Imperial Lyceum, from which he was removed in 1817 and placed in the College for the Administration of Foreign Affairs. He died in his native city on the 10th February, 1837, from a shot-wound received in the breast in a duel with his brother-in-law, D'Authes, Baron von Heckeren, the adopted son of the Dutch Ambassador at St. Petersburg. The duel was occasioned by family broils, and by the imputed infidelity of the wife of one of the party with the other. Alex. Bestuzhev...
Page 328 - First; in 1809 he became knight of the order of St. Wladimir, first class; in 1811 he asked permission to resign his official dignities and duties, and lived afterwards at his monastery of Bethania, where he had already founded an academy as early as 1797. In 1812, just before the invasion of the French, he hastened to Moscow, and encouraged the Russians by his eloquent harangue to be firm against their foes.
Page 323 - He soon attracted the particular notice of the patrons and teachers of the place, by the sermons which he delivered on Sundays in the church of the Saikonospaskish Monastery. In...
Page 312 - He soon afterwards went to Moscow, and there a wide field opened itself before him. From the year 1773 he edited The Ancient Russian Library, a collection of rare and remarkable monuments of Russian history at all periods. For the extension of useful knowledge in Russia, he established, with the permission of the government, a Typographical Society...
Page 107 - Beriot, accompanied by Benedict, is daily expected ; they gave a concert at Stuttgart, which was very fully attended. Taglioni appeared in a ballet entitled ' L'Ombre,' in which she dances on a lake, and then vanishes. The Emperor sent her a handsome ornament studded with diamonds and turquoises. The Russian Theatre witnessed the appearance of singular talents in the person of Temenoff, who having had no prototype, has unhappily left no successor.
Page 98 - At this period, when all felt the defects of the language which had hitherto prevailed, and after many ineffectual attempts had been made to improve it, and to get rid at once of the roughness of the common dialect, and the rhetorical bombast of the book-language, Karamsin appeared.
Page 302 - ... other, and by referring constantly to the Byzantine annalists, who were used by Nestor as a fountain-head. Schlozer's labours, which concluded with the reign of Jaropolk, appeared in the German language at Gottingen, 1802-1809, in 5 vols. Jasiikoff translated this work into Russian, and published it in three volumes, under the title of Nestor, or The Russian Latopisse, in the old Sclavonic Dialect, collated, translated, and illustrated, by AL Schlozer, 18091819, St.

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