A female nihilist, tr. by G.S. Edwards

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Page 336 - ... whose souls, absorbed in heavenly contemplation, glide insensibly from out their last ecstasy into eternal bliss. Some time he lay thus with closed eyes, putting up a silent prayer to God ; then he bade them light the spacious room as for a great solemnity, and gave a sign to the two persons who stood, one at the head, the other at the foot of the bed. The two folding doors opened, and the whole of the royal family, with the queen at their head and the chief barons following, took their places...
Page 247 - Granada there is only one thing I regret, and that is that I cannot remain here for six months of a year.
Page 290 - Revolution from that of absolute negation, to give it as its basis the principles of 1789 and the Declaration of the Rights of Man...
Page 470 - Emperor took it from the officer who had picked it up, opened it with complete indifference and read a few lines. Then he beckoned.
Page 521 - Czar refused his daughter anything ; it seemed as if he could not live without her ; she was the solace of the long hours of the Emperor's life.
Page 486 - On the contrary, when the chain goes by every hand is stretched out : some give money to the prisoners, others provisions ; and the soldiers, with unmoved countenance, but touched at heart, suffer these manifestations of popular sympathy. Farewells are heard. "Good-bye, brothers!
Page 521 - THREE years have passed away. The bells of the Russian capital, from those of St. .Isaac...
Page 523 - That very day, a telegram arrived for the Governor of Tobolsk. Sergius, who was adored by his pupils, was acting in his professional character as the Governor tore open the envelope containing the imperial message.

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