Travels through Russia, Siberia, Poland, Cracow, Austria ... &c. &c., undertaken during ... 1822, 1823 and 1824

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Page 128 - I will be hang'd if some eternal villain, Some busy and insinuating rogue, Some cogging, cozening slave, to get some office, Have not devis'd this slander; I'll be hang'd else. lago. Fie, there is no such man ; it is impossible.
Page 106 - When Christmas revels in a world of snow, And bids her berries blush, her carols flow; His spangling shower when Frost the wizard flings; Or, borne in ether blue, on viewless wings, O'er the white pane his silvery foliage weaves, And gems with icicles the sheltering eaves; — Thy muffled friend his...
Page 181 - Now stir the fire, and close the shutters fast, Let fall the curtains, wheel the sofa round, And while the bubbling and loud-hissing urn Throws up a steamy column, and the cups That cheer but not inebriate, wait on each, So let us welcome peaceful evening in.
Page 313 - BRIGHT be the place of thy soul ! No lovelier spirit than thine E'er burst from its mortal control, In the orbs of the blessed to shine. On earth thou wert all but divine, As thy soul shall immortally be ; And our sorrow may cease to repine, When we know that thy God is with thee.
Page 98 - Kamtschatka make use of over the ice or snow. It was ten feet long, twenty inches broad, and had a kind of rail work on each side, and was shod with bone. The construction of it was admirable, and all the parts neatly put together.
Page 361 - ... carried himself so well toward me, who am his confessor, that I have no reason to complain of him, nor to deny him the absolution of his sins. In witness whereof, we have given him the present testimonial to the end that upon sight thereof, St. Peter may open unto him the gate of eternal bliss.
Page 62 - The party now return to the residence of the deceased; where, after a repetition of prayer und the burning of incense, they sit down to a sumptuous dinner, from which many of them frequently retire in a state of inebriation. This mournful festivity, however, is not confined to the higher department of the family; the servants and poor are entertained, with dinner, spirits, tea, &c., in the kitchen and offices; and it is by no means unusual, on the succeeding morning, to find a variety of napkins,...
Page 361 - Greek religion; and although he may have committed sins, he hath confessed the same, whereupon he hath received absolution, and taken the communion for the remission of his sins. That he hath honoured God and his saints; that he hath not neglected his prayers, and hath fasted on the hours and days appointed by the church ; that he hath always behaved himself towards me...
Page 336 - Great as my affliction may be, I beg to assure you, that I neither seek for, nor require the pity of any man ; and, although I by no means reject the sympathy of my friends, yet I feel that, if it were not expressed with greater delicacy of sentiment than the party appears to possess, it would be more chilling to my heart than the blasts of a Siberian winter. The war of " Church and State " has astonished me more than it disturbs ; for I really thought " Cain " a speculative and hardy — but still...
Page 372 - French army, resolved upon a plan of setting fire to the capital by all the means that lay in his power. " That he issued a proclamation to the inhabitants, in which...

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