The History of the Life and Reign of the Empress Catharine:: Containing a Short History of the Russian Empire, from Its First Foundation to the Time of the Death of that Princess, Volume 2

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William Meadows, bookseller in Cornhill; and M. Read, in White-Fryars., 1744 - Russia
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Page 48 - On one fide was reprefented the buft of the late emperor, with thefe words; PETER THE GREAT, EMPEROR AND SOVEREIGN OF ALL RUSSIA, BORN MAY XXX. MDCLXXII. On the reverfe was the emprefs fitting, with the crown on her head, the globe and fceptre by her fide on a table, and ber t fore her were a fphere, fea-charts, plans, mathematical inftruments, arms, and a caduceus.
Page 48 - On the reverse was the empress sitting, with the crown on her head, the globe ana sceptre by her side on a table, and before her were a sphere, sea-charts, plans, mathematical instruments, arms, and a caduceus. At distances, in three different places, were represented an edifice on the sea-coast, with a platform before it, a ship and galley at sea, and the late emperor in the clouds, supported by eternity, looking on the empress, and showing...
Page 175 - Friendfhip with your Majefty, we wifh from the Bottom of our Heart, that your Majefty, ferioufly reflecting upon the true Intereft of your Subjects, would permit them to enjoy the Bleffings of that Peace, which they purchafed at the Expence of fo much Blood and Treafure, under the Conduct of his late Majefty...
Page 175 - Majefty will not be furprized, that we being indifpenfably obliged to provide for the Security of our Dominions, to perform our Engagements with our Allies, and to maintain the publick Tranquillity in the North, which feems to be very much in Danger from your Majefty's late Preparations, have thought it...
Page 48 - ... her head, the globe and fceptre by her fide on a table, and before her were a fphere, fea-charts, plans, mathematical inftruments, arms, and a caduceus. At diftances, in three different places, were reprefented an edifice on the fea coaft, with a platform before it, a {hip and galley at fea, and the late emperor in the clouds, fupported by Eternity, looking on the emprefs, and fhewing her with his right hand all the treafures he had left her, with thefe wor'ds, Behold what I have left you. In...
Page 174 - Minifters infifted upon fuch Alterations in the Treaty projected, as did not concern the Intereft of the Ruffian Empire, and fuch as were not only contrary to the folemn Engagements, which we and his Moft Chriftian Majefty were under to other Powers, but fuch as would have involved all the Northern Crowns in...
Page 173 - Inftance of this, when we declared our ready Difpofition to enter, in Conjunction with our good Brother the King of France, into an Alliance with his late Majefty, your Lord and Confort, upon fuch Terms and Conditions as might be...
Page 173 - Minifters of his Moft Chriftian Majefty had frequently reported, a Plan of a Treaty was formed, in Concert with the Court of France, and fent to his late Majefty for his Approbation and final Confent ; but the accomplifhing of this good Work was pre174- 7B
Page 180 - Alliance ; but rather, that the fending a Squadron of Men of War, together with Orders, thro' which it is eafy to fee an Interruption of Amity, and the Rife of new Troubles in the North, is but the Confequence and Refult of the Animofity which fome of your Miniflers have (hewn publickly every where againft us, for fo many Years paft.
Page 175 - Majefty, ferioufly reflecting upon the true Intereft of your Subjects, would permit them to enjoy the Bleffings of that Peace, which they purchafed at the Expence of fo much Blood and Treafure, under the Conduct of his late Majefty ; and that rather than enter into Meafures, which muft inevitably plunge Ruffia...

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