The Crimea: Its Ancient and Modern History: the Khans, the Sultans, and the Czars

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Сторінка 284 - Upon a future occasion we visited it in a steamer, and found that at one point we were commanded by twelve hundred pieces of artillery : fortunately for a hostile fleet, we afterwards heard that these could not be discharged without bringing down the rotten batteries upon which they are placed, and which are so badly constructed that they look as if they had been done by contract.
Сторінка 85 - Within a long recess a bay there lies, Edged round with cliffs high pointing to the skies ; The jutting shores that swell on either side Contract its mouth, and break the rushing tide. Our eager sailors seize the fair retreat...
Сторінка 71 - I replied, half convinced that it was something more solid than air, which now took a different direction, and left the hill clear to the view. " We shall hear what devastation they have done before we get to Odessa. Woe to him on whose fields they alight ; not a green thing will...
Сторінка 16 - Boreas hardens it, and makes it endure for ever; hence, when the former ice has not yet melted, fresh succeeds, and in many a place it is wont to last for two years. So great is the strength of the North wind, when aroused, that it levels high towers...
Сторінка 17 - I mention how the frozen rivers become hard, and how brittle water is dug out of the streams. The Danube itself, which, no narrower than the river that bears the papyrus, mingles, through many mouths with the vast ocean, freezes as the winds harden its azure streams, and it rolls to the sea with covered waters ; where ships had gone, they now walk on foot ; and the hoof of the horse strikes the waters hardened by freezing. Sarmatian oxen drag the uncouth...
Сторінка 226 - Bey-Oglu, a public church of the Greek religion, which shall be always under the protection of the ministers of that empire, and held free from all interruption and annoyance.
Сторінка 261 - All Europe rang with the magnificence of the governor of Taurida in his Tauridan palace, on the occasion of an entertainment given by the subject to his sovereign. A dark presentiment overshadowed his mind, which proved to be correct, that he was about to leave the theatre of his grandeur for ever ; and he determined to do it with a festival of unequalled cost and splendour. The preparations extended over a month. Artists of all kinds were employed; shops and warehouses were emptied to supply the...
Сторінка 304 - Hearken to the voice of a woman, who has also been a great sinner, but who has found the pardon of her sins at the foot of the cross of Christ.
Сторінка 246 - The lofs in men is not to be appreciated ; we will not attempt to eftimate it ; that in money, according to the moll moderate calculations, amounts to upwards of twelve millions of rubles.
Сторінка 70 - I was riding upon the outside of the calash, reading a book, and as we rolled slowly along I perceived a large black cloud lying upon the top of the hill. I first thought it betokened a thunder-storm — a daily occurrence during the whole of our journey. I was, however, struck with the motion of the cloud, which seemed to assume all shapes, lengthening and contracting, and throwing itself into various contortions. I knew not to what this could be attributable, but, of course, immediately referred...

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