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Peter the Great, Emperor of Russia (Volume 1); A Study of Historical Biography (Paperback) Loot Price: R508
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Peter the Great, Emperor of Russia (Volume 1); A Study of Historical Biography (Paperback): Eugene Schuyler

Peter the Great, Emperor of Russia (Volume 1); A Study of Historical Biography (Paperback)

Eugene Schuyler

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: of Matveief was a Hamilton, one of a Scotch family settled at Moscow. There were no daughters, but Matveief had living with him a ward, the daughter of an old comrade, Cyril Na- ryslikin, a chamberlain and a landed proprietor of the remote district of Tarus, one of a noble but little known family of Tartar origin, several members of which had died in arms for their country. There was a family tie, for Theodore Naryshkin, the brother of Cyril, had also married a Hamilton, the niece of Mat- ve"ief's wife, under whose charge Natalia Naryshkin was receiving- her education at Moscow?a tall, shapely, black-eyed, black-haired girl. One evening, when the Tsar was at Matveief s house, the wife and the pretty ward of the Prime Minister came into the room, bringing, as usual, the cups of vodka, the caviare, the smoked fish, and the other whets to the appetite which are taken before the Russian dinner or supper. The widowed Tsar, in the depth of his grief and gloom, was struck by the pretty face, and still more by the modest smile?neither forward nor too much abashed?and by the sensible answers he received to his questions. lie ate with more than usual heartiness, and seemed to enjoy the evening, and on going away said to Matveief that he would find a bridegroom for his pretty ward. Notice had already been served for the inspection and review, on the llth of February, of the young girls, either in Moscow or the distant provinces, whose position and beauty rendered them suitable to be the Tsars bride, and word was now sent to Natalia Naryshkin to appear among the others. According to custom, all the maidens then present assembled again for inspection on the 28th of April. Report soon bruited it about that Natalia Narv'shkin was the chosen one. This caused an unpleasant sensation in the Krem...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Eugene Schuyler
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 8mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 270
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-97470-7
Categories: Books
LSN: 0-217-97470-8
Barcode: 9780217974707

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