The Russian Empire: Its People, Institutions, and Resources

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Page 353 - hours. I am your master, and my master is the Emperor. The Emperor can issue his commands to me, and I must obey him ; but he issues no commands to you. I am the Emperor upon my estate ; I am your God in this world, and I have to answer for you to the God above
Page 282 - Ye shall not round the corners of your heads, neither shalt thou mar the corners of thy beard.
Page 302 - of Baptism.—" Paul says, Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach : we therefore understand by the Sacrament of Baptism, not the earthly water, but the spiritual cleansing of our souls from sin, in faith, and the destruction of the old Adam within us, with all his works, that we may become clothed anew with a true and perfect life.
Page 134 - a division, he receives his portion, but loses all claim upon the joint possession ; he is paid off and excluded, and thenceforth constitutes a new family. The families thus remained for many generations under their respective heads, and became family Communes : hence arose the communal rights.
Page 134 - The Commune is still considered in law to form a family. If a stranger comes to reside in a village, he is adopted. Every member has an equal claim upon the joint and undivided communal property; the distribution of the produce rests with the fathers, the " Whiteheads,
Page 308 - whom many of the older among you knew, was Jesus ; but now, as truly as the heaven is above me and the earth under my feet, I am the true Jesus Christ, your Lord
Page 120 - every year, but to cultivate it jointly under the direction of the " Elders," and only to share the harvests equally among the members of the Commune. Equal division prevails in Russia, even among the private serfs, who in Great Russia were formerly always,
Page 119 - shares of those who die revert to the Commune. The woods, pastures, hunting-grounds, and fisheries remain undivided, and free to all the inhabitants ; but the arable land and meadows are divided, according to their value, amongst the males. This equal division is of course difficult, as the soil differs in quality, and portions of it may be distant or inconveniently situated. There are however in each Commune
Page 266 - may be absorbed in regarding it. The breast which has been removed is laid upon a plate, and cut into small pieces, which are eaten by all the members of the Sect present; the girl in the tub is
Page 303 - according to the words of Christ, "Where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.

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