The Empire of Russia: From the Remotest Periods to the Present Time

Mason broteers [!], 1860 - 528 páginas

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Página 180 - Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man, and he will increase in learning.
Página 150 - God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble. Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, And though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, Though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof.
Página 329 - I know very well," he says in his journal, " that the Swedes will have the advantage of us for a considerable time; but they will teach us at length to beat them.
Página 498 - As to myself, I shall add, by this renunciation, a new guarantee and a new force to the engagement which I spontaneously and solemnly contracted on the occasion of my divorce from my first wife. All the circumstances in which I find myself strengthen my determination to adhere to this resolution, which will prove to the empire and to the whole world the sincerity of my sentiments.
Página 375 - Russians w r ere retreating. Frederic, in his exultation, scribbled a note to the empress, upon the field of battle, with the pommel of his saddle for a tablet, and dispatched, it to her by a courier. It was as follows: " Madam: we have beat the Russians from their entrenchments. In two hours expect to hear of a glorious victory.
Página 354 - ... worse condition than ever they were yet ; so, by the paternal authority, in virtue of which, by the laws of our empire, any of our subjects may disinherit a son, and give his succession to such other of his sons as he pleases ; and, in quality of sovereign prince, in consideration of the safety of our dominions, we do deprive our...
Página 398 - Proceed immediately to join the squadron at Revel. There take a ship, and go on to Pomerania.* Put yourself at the head of your army, return to Russia, and I promise you that in six weeks Petersburg and all the rest of the empire will be in subjection to you.
Página 495 - ... and infinite wisdom, that is to say, God, our Divine Saviour, the Word of the Most High, the Word of Life.
Página 481 - If the Emperor of France exercises a great influence in Italy, the Czar exerts a still greater influence over Turkey and Persia. If the Cabinet of Russia pretends to have a right to affix limits to the power of France, without doubt it is equally disposed to allow the Emperor of the French to prescribe the bounds beyond
Página 494 - Government, to take for their sole guide the precepts of that Holy Religion, namely, the precepts of Justice, Christian Charity and Peace, which, far from being applicable only to private concerns, must have an immediate influence on the councils of Princes, and guide all their steps, as being the only means of consolidating human institutions and remedying their imperfections.

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