The Reminiscences of an Old Traveller Throughout Different Parts of Europe: Including Historical Details of the Russian Empire, and Anecdotes of the Court

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Bell & Bradfute, 1843 - Europe - 287 pages
 

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Page 123 - Where the bleak Swiss their stormy mansion tread, And force a churlish soil for scanty bread; No product here the barren hills afford, But man and steel, the soldier and his sword...
Page 136 - After he came of age, and took the reins of government into his own hands, he accompanied Turenne to the siege of Arras, where Conde was defeated.
Page 235 - Ropsha early in the present century, and saw the room and furniture in the same state they were in at the time of the horrid tragedy I have described.
Page 70 - L'Eglise Romaine avoit detruit, autant qu'il est possible, les principes de justice que la nature a mis dans tous les homines. Ce seul dogme, qu'au Pape appartient la souverainete de tous les empires, renversoit les fondemens de toute societe, de toute vertue politique.
Page 280 - ... sands, as Zembla's snows ; Glows in the tiger's den, the serpent's nest, On every form of varied life imprest. The social tribes its choicest influence hail : — And when the drum beats briskly in the gale, The war-worn courser charges at the sound, And with young vigour wheels the pasture round.
Page 62 - This towering editice is constructed of three different arches, and terminated by a range of pillars : the first is of the Doric order, the second Ionic, and the two last Corinthian.
Page 234 - The seventh day after our accession to the throne of all the Russias, we received information that the late emperor, Peter III., by means of a disorder to which he was subject, was attacked with a most violent griping cholic.
Page 241 - Towards the end of the Emperor's reign two English travellers of some pretension arrived in the capital. Dr Clarke and his companion, Mr Cripps...
Page 177 - The difference between the national church and the most numerous sects of the present Russian dissenters, does not properly relate to the grand articles of faith ; for they, like the established church, hold the Nicene creed to be the symbol of their belief ; but they refuse to join the established church, because they say that in the time of Nikon, the church books and ceremonies were in many places changed, and heretical practices and opinions introduced. The contest, accordingly, between the greater...
Page 75 - Take ye, eat ye, this is my body that shall be given for you. But he said not this bread is my body, or that the bread should be given for the life of the world.

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