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History of the Russian Empire; From Its Foundation, by Ruric the Pirate, to the Accession of the Emperor Alexander II. (Paperback) Loot Price: R1,088 Discovery Miles 10 880
History of the Russian Empire; From Its Foundation, by Ruric the Pirate, to the Accession of the Emperor Alexander II....
History of the Russian Empire; From Its Foundation, by Ruric the Pirate, to the Accession of the Emperor Alexander II....

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History of the Russian Empire; From Its Foundation, by Ruric the Pirate, to the Accession of the Emperor Alexander II. (Paperback)

Henry Tyrrell

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1859 Excerpt: ...the scenes of past times and the habits of the famous ones of the earth: --" The empress sat singly at the upper end of a long table, at which about twelve of the nobility were guests. The entertainment consisted of a variety of exafter the French fashion; and was concluded by a dessert of ' the finest fruits and sweetmeats, such as I little expected to find in that northern climate. Most of these luxuries were, however, the produce of the empress's own do. minions. Pine-apples, indeed, are chieflyim ported from England; though those of the growth of Russia, of which we had one that day, are of good flavour, but generally small. Water-melons and grapes are brought from Astracan; great plenty of melons from Moscow, and apples and pears from the Ukraine. But what most enlivened the whole entertainment was the unaffected ease and afl'ability of the empress herself. Each of her guests had a share of her attention and politeness; the conversation was kept up with a freedom and cheerfulness to be expected rather from persons of the same rank, than from subjects admitted to the honour of their sovereign's company." Dr. Dimsdale afterwards desired the empress to grant him the assistance of her court physicians, to whom he wished to ' When we occasionally descant with so much fluency upon the barbarism and rejudices of other nations, it would be as well to re ect upon the ignorant and superstitious op osition with which the beautiful and witty Lady Mary was encountered in her benevolent attempt to introduce the practice of communicate his mode of proceeding, and I the medicines he administered to his distinguished patients. not consent, and stated her reasons at length. "You are come well recommended to me," said she; &...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: May 2012
Authors: Henry Tyrrell
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 22mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 426
ISBN-13: 978-1-231-18071-6
Barcode: 9781231180716
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LSN: 1-231-18071-4

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