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Sida 444 - And when the barbarians saw the venomous beast hang on his hand, they said among themselves ; No doubt this man is a murderer, whom, though he hath escaped the sea, yet vengeance suflereth not to live. And he shook off the beast into the fire, and felt no harm ; howbeit, they looked when he should have swollen, or fallen down dead suddenly.
Sida 234 - In the name of the Father, the Sou, and the Holy Ghost ;** the last words sounded so ghostlike through the church, that one felt as if s supernatural being were near.
Sida 413 - Thy waters wasted them while they were free, And many a tyrant since ; their shores obey The stranger, slave or savage ; their decay Has dried up realms to deserts — not so thou Unchangeable, save to thy wild waves
Sida 21 - ... so that the mass of waters on such occasions is always forcibly impelled towards the city. The islands forming the delta of the Neva, on which St. Petersburg stands, are extremely low and flat ; and the highest point in the city is probably not more than twelve or fourteen feet above the average level of the sea. A rise of fifteen feet is therefore enough to place all St. Petersburg under water, and a rise of thirty feet is enough to drown almost every human being in the place.
Sida 172 - I have seen these people, all melting from the hot bath, drying and dressing in the open air, or at most in a sort of booth forming an out-house to the baths. Round it are the doors leading to the bathing-rooms, large wooden apartments, in which a heat of 40° to 50
Sida 100 - Paul was strangled is sealed and walled up. The Russians generally do this with the room in which their parents die. They have a certain dread of it, and never enter it willingly. The emperor Alexander never entered one of them.
Sida 72 - Fir^t, the present magnificent building was erected, which will scarcely find so splendid a successor. It is entirely composed of granite blocks and polished marble. To make a firm foundation, a whole forest of piles was sunk in the swampy soil. From the level of the upper part of...
Sida 245 - ... singular enough. In 1813, the point chiefly in view was to build, and build quickly, rather than to carry any certain plan into execution ; the houses were replaced with nearly the same irregularity with respect to each other, and the streets became as crooked and tortuous as before. The whole...
Sida 63 - ... instructor. A few words are often enough to draw from him a torrent of eloquence. Englishmen are too apt to attribute the courtesy of the Russian to a slavish disposition, but the courteous manner in which two Russian peasants are sure to salute each other when they meet, cannot be the result of fear engendered by social tyranny. On the contrary, a spirit of genuine politeness pervades all classes, the highest as well as the lowest.