Travels Through Russia, Siberia, Poland, Austria ... Prussia ...: Undertaken During ... 1822, 1823, and 1824, While Suffering from Total Blindness, Volume 2

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G.B. Whittaker, 1825 - Austria - 383 pages

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Page 126 - 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 179 - 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 335 - If his journal, which may be made interesting, be composed of hearsay, as it certainly cannot be of ocular evidence, he will indeed have enough to do to record the information he may receive, and which can only proceed from exiles and criminals, and consequently is not implicitly to be relied on...
Page 96 - 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 50 - The destruction of the latter constitutes their chief occupation and support j and after thus supplying themselves with clothing, the superfluous produce of their toil is disposed of to the Russian merchant, chiefly in barter for knives, tobacco, beads, or such other necessaries, or luxuries, as their own country denies, or savage taste directs. This country is admirably adapted for commerce, the fine and majestic river Yenessai running through its centre, from south to north, and pouring its voluminous...
Page 191 - Where the song of the shepherd, primaeval and wild, Was taught to the nymphs by their mystical child) Could display such a bloom of delight, as was given By the magic of love to this miniature heaven ! Oh, magic of love ! unembellish'd by you, Has the garden a blush or the herbage a hue ? Or blooms there a prospect in nature or art...
Page 127 - ... Angara, which is here about one thousand feet wide, surrounded by a wall and ditch, and well built, consisting of wooden houses, which are all neatly planked outside and painted yellow or light gray. The streets, though not paved, have wooden pathways for foot-passengers, and are kept in good order. Its agreeable climate, picturesque situation, the good breeding and wealth of its inhabitants, and its adaptation for commerce, conspire to make it the most important and flourishing city of Siberia,...
Page 359 - I have no reason to complain of him, or to deny him the absolution of his sins. In witness whereof we have given him these testimonials, to the end that St. Peter, upon sight of them, may not deny him the opening of the gates to eternal bliss.
Page 344 - Prayer-book, is bound in purple velvet; the leaves are of a rich vellum, of a large 8vo. size; it is ten inches long, seven broad, and an inch and a half thick. The sheets are highly illuminated with pictures of saints, with Saxo-Latin inscriptions under them. In various parts were originally blank spaces that have been filled up with observations and lines of poetry in French, and in the Queen's own handwriting, and with her signature : of some of which the following are translations.

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