Russia and the Russians: Comprising an Account of the Czar Nicholas and the House of Romanoff, with a Sketch of the Progress and Encroachments of Russia from the Time of the Empress Catherine

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R. Bentley, 1854 - 199 strán (strany)

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Strana 197 - Be copy now to men of grosser blood, • And teach them how to war. And you, good yeomen, Whose limbs were made in England, show us here The mettle of your pasture; let us swear That you are worth your breeding, which I doubt not; For there is none of you so mean and base, ) That hath not noble lustre in your eyes. I see you stand like greyhounds in the slips, Straining upon the start. The game's afoot! Follow your spirit, and upon this charge Cry, "God for Harry! England and Saint George!
Strana 197 - O'erhang and jutty his confounded base, Swill'd with the wild and wasteful ocean. Now set the teeth and stretch the nostril wide, Hold hard the breath and bend up every spirit To his full height On, on, you noblest English, Whose blood is fet from fathers of warproof ! Fathers that, like so many Alexanders, Have in these parts from morn till even fought And sheathed their swords for lack of argument : Dishonour not your mothers ; now attest That those whom you call'd fathers did beget you.
Strana 120 - There was a laughing Devil in his sneer, That raised emotions both of rage and fear; And where his frown of hatred darkly fell, Hope withering fled, and Mercy sigh'd farewell!
Strana i - What stronger breastplate than a heart untainted ! Thrice is he arm'd that hath his quarrel just ; And he but naked, though lock'd up in steel, Whose conscience with injustice is corrupted.
Strana 82 - Merely seeing the men work,' replied the nobleman. ' Oh, is that your employment ? Take off his pelisse and give him a spade ! There, now work yourself...
Strana 60 - Nothing could equal the activity of his mind, nor the indolence of his body. No dangers could appal his courage, no difficulties force him to abandon his projects. But the success of an enterprise always brought on disgust.
Strana 59 - In his person were collected the most opposite defects and advantages of every kind. He was avaricious and ostentatious, despotic and popular, inflexible and beneficent, haughty and obliging, politic and confiding, licentious and superstitious, bold and timid, ambitious and indiscreet. Lavish of his bounties to his relations, his mistresses, and his favourites, yet frequently paying neither his household nor his creditors.
Strana 162 - The supernaturally revealed motives are, that the Emperor is the Vicegerent and Minister of God, to execute the divine commands, and consequently disobedience to the Emperor, is identified with disobedience to God himself; that God will reward us in the world to come, for the worship and obedience we render the Emperor, and punish us severely to all eternity, should we disobey, or neglect to worship him.
Strana 179 - Sebastopol by sea, there is nothing whatever to prevent any number of troops landing a few miles to the south of the town, in one of the six convenient bays with which the coast, as far as Cape Kherson, is indented, and marching down the main street, (provided they were strong enough to defeat any military force that might be opposed to them in the open field,) sack the town and burn the fleet.
Strana 135 - Danube to the distance of several miles from the river ; attempted a virtual separation of Moldavia and Wallachia from Turkey by sanitary regulations intended to connect them with Russia ; stipulated that the Porte should confirm the internal regulations for the government of these provinces which Russia had established while she occupied them ; removed, partly by force, and partly by the influence of the priesthood, many thousand families of Armenians from the Turkish provinces in Asia to his own...

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