Russia: Being a Complete Picture of that Empire ; Including a Full Description of Their Government, Laws, Religion, Commerce, Manners, Customs &c. ; with the History of Russia, Civil, Military, and Ecclesiastical from the Earliest Period to the Present Time ; Containing Ample Memorials of the Reign of the Illustrious Emperor Alexander I

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Crabb, 1817 - Soviet Union - 389 pages

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Page 370 - Advancing at the head of their victorious forces, each upon his own side, the Emperor of Russia, the King of Prussia, and the Crown Prince of Sweden...
Page 6 - ... more than one hundred yards upon the level ice of the river. At the end of the course there is usually another ice-hill similar to the former, which begins where the other ends ; so that the person immediately mounts again, and in the same manner glides down the other plain of ice. The great difficulty consists in steering and poising the sledge as it is hurried down the inclined plain.
Page 1 - ... wholly of their own manufacture ; but the cheapness of English goods has, in some degree, induced a partial use thereof. Canadian cloth is, however, still almost universally used ; and the gray capot of the habitant is the characteristic costume of the country.
Page 347 - The establishment of an order of things in Europe, which may effectually guarantee the security and independence of the different States, and present a solid barrier against future usurpations.
Page 266 - True as were his words, his connection with Russia was so much distrusted that there was no attempt to rally round him while yet there might have been time. No help came from elsewhere. England would not break the peace with the continent even to hinder...
Page 311 - Posterity, more equitable, will perhaps divide between them both the glory of the successes and the severity of the reproaches. It will not bestow on Potemkin the title of a great man ; but it will mention him as an extraordinary person : and, to draw his picture with accuracy, he might be represented as a real emblem, as the living image of the Russian empire. " For, in fact, he was colossal like Russia. In his mind, as in that country, were cultivated districts and desert plains. It also partook...
Page 341 - ... care for the welfare and tranquillity of Germany, could have departed in such a manner from the sacred principles of the law of nations, and the duties it had so lately taken upon itself. " It would be unnecessary to call the attention of the diet to the serious consequences te which the German empire must be exposed, if acts of violence, of which the first example has just been seen, should be passed over in silence.
Page 242 - Now as soon as this letter cometh to you, seeing your master's sons are with you, and there are with you chariots and horses, a fenced city also, and armour ; 3. Look even out the best and meetest of your master's sons, and set him on his father's throne, and fight for your master's house.
Page 268 - ... generations been depen* The Chinese refused to surrender the fugitives, and treated with derision the demand of Catharine. The feeling of the Chinese government to Russia was marked in the answer returned to the envoy of Catharine, who requested a renewal of the commercial treaty between the countries — " Let your mistress learn to keep old treaties, and then it will be time enough to apply for new ones.
Page 292 - Tartars mould have hoped, by a feigned flight, to draw an enemy, fo far their fuperior in the art of war, into an ambufcade.

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