The History of the Revolutions of Russia: To the Accession of Catharine the First; Including a Concise Review of the Manners and Customs of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries

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T. N. Longmans and O. Rees, 1804 - Russia - 674 pages
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Page 206 - No body can be healthful without exercise, neither natural body nor politic ; and certainly, to a kingdom or estate, a just and honourable war is the true exercise. A civil war, indeed, is like the heat of a fever ; but a foreign war is like the heat of exercise, and serveth to keep the body in health ; for in a slothful peace, both courages will effeminate and manners corrupt.
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Page 156 - In courts, and do your work with bows and smiles, That little enginery, more mischievous Than fleets and armies, and the cannon's murder, Teach me to look a lie ; give me your maze Of gloomy thought and intricate design, To catch the man I hate, and then devour.
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Page 254 - ... stations in which the Barbarians might assemble for the occasional business of war or trade. Yet even these assemblies announce some progress in the arts of society; a new breed of cattle was imported from the southern provinces; and the spirit of commercial enterprise pervaded the sea and land, from the Baltic to the Euxine, from the mouth of the Oder to the port of Constantinople.

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