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D. Appleton, 1854 - Всего страниц: 499
 

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Стр. 132 - I have been a representative sovereign,* and the world knows what it has cost me to have been unwilling to submit to the exigencies of this infamous government. To buy votes, to corrupt consciences, to seduce some in order to deceive others ; all these means I disdained, as degrading those who obey as much as those who command, and I have dearly paid the penalty of my straightforwardness ; but, God be praised, I have done for ever with this detestable political machine.
Стр. 293 - Kremlin are a chain of mountains. This citadel, reared on the confines of Europe and Asia, is, as compared with ordinary ramparts, what the Alps are to our hills: the Kremlin is the Mont Blanc of fortresses. If the giant that is called the Russian Empire had a heart, I should say that the Kremlin was the heart of the monster; but, as it is, I would call it the head. I wish I could give an idea of this mighty pile of stones, reared step by step into the heavens...

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