Muscovy: A Poem, in Four Cantos: with Notes, Historical & Military: Also Several Detached Pieces

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Patrick Martin&Company ... and John Ballantyne&Company, Edinburgh, 1813 - 159 pages

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Page 139 - So Manoah took a kid with a meat offering, and offered it upon a rock unto the LORD: and the angel did wondrously; and Manoah and his wife looked on. For it came to pass, when the flame went up toward heaven from off the altar, that the angel of the LORD ascended in the flame of the altar. And Manoah and his wife looked on it, and fell on their faces to the ground.
Page 91 - O'er the dark trees a yellower verdure shed, And tip with silver every mountain's head ; Then shine the vales, the rocks in prospect rise, A flood of glory bursts from all the skies; The conscious swains, rejoicing in the sight. Eye the blue vault, and bless the useful light.
Page 139 - ... but the canoe: indeed, in many places, it was with the utmost difficulty that we could prevent her from being dashed to pieces against the rocks by the violence of the eddies.
Page 143 - But Peter, more enlightened than his subjects, was fully aware of the importance of the situation. As a modern writer justly observes, " The internal improvement of the Russian empire, the great object of Peter's reign, was considerably advanced by approaching the capital to the more civilized parts of...
Page 138 - ... countries. Greeks, Tartars, French, among whom were Edward Dillon and Alexander Lameth ; Spaniards, among whom was Miranda, since a general of the French republic, and recently a founder of the new free States of South America; English, among whom shone Lady Craven, afterwards Margravine of Anspach ; Poles, and others, had been attracted either by mere curiosity, or by the wish of paying homage to the Empress. Many brilliant warehouses, which displayed the most costly and various merchandize,...
Page 152 - The merchants have distinguished themselves by sacrifices of all kinds. The loyal people, burghers, and peasantry, have given such proofs of fidelity and love for their country, as can only be expected of the Russian nation. They have zealously and voluntarily entered into the hastily raised levies, and have shewed a courage and resolution equal to veteran warriors.
Page 143 - Petersburgh la situated in the latitude of 59° 56' 23" north, and longitude 30° Й5' east, from the meridian of Greenwich. It stands upon the Neva, near the Gulf of Finland, and is built partly on some islands in the mouth of that river, and partly on the continent. The principal divisions are: 1.
Page 137 - ... the soil, as to form picturesque points of view, and for the space of three hundred miles the shores of the Dnieper were set out in the form of English parks. As the population of the country was insufficient to give animation to the landscape, peasants had been sent for from several parts of the empire; they were successively removed from one spot to the other (frequently in the night) to give to the roads where the Empress was to pass the next day that bustle and animation which else they would...
Page 137 - ... population, and their exterior seemed to bespeak the opulence and comforts of the inhabitants. Many of these private houses and villages had but just been built. It has even been asserted that the most distant buildings were unfinished, and had merely a front. They were so disposed with respect to the soil, as to form picturesque points of view, and for the space of three hundred miles the shores of the Dnieper were set out in the form of English parks. As the population of the country was insufficient...
Page 138 - time that entire justice should be done to those " who devote themselves to my service and that " of the state with as much zeal as success." The Emperor Joseph the Second, who travelled by the name of Count Falkenstein, had already arrived some time before Catharine at Cherson. He now came to meet her at Ka'idak, the ancient metropolis of the Zaporogians, where she landed,. near the Cataracts, to continue her route by land with the Emperor. He joined this princess the moment after Potemkin had...

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