Life and Times of Alexander I.: Emperor of All the Russians, Volume 1

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Page 328 - ... ensure victory, but, whatever may be the event, the officers and men of the Russian army have done their duty in the noblest manner, and are justly entitled to the praise and admiration of every person who was witness of their conduct.
Page 217 - ... and that in consequence of this agreement, every subject of one of those powers inhabiting the states of the other, who shall do any thing contrary to...
Page 146 - ... their pockets stored with rubles, the gifts of their relations, who never expect to see them more ; — now joining their corps in a long march of one or two thousand wersts ; their money gone to the officer who conducts them, and defrauds them of the government allowance ; arriving, fatigued and half naked, in a distant dreary country, and exposed immediately to military hardships, with harassed bodies and dejected spirits; — and who can wonder that so many droop and die, in a short time,...
Page 91 - Italy from designs which it dares not avow, as it knows well those of our magnanimous emperor, has, by the Aulic council, forced the archduke Charles into a state of inactivity, and enjoined...
Page 226 - Con she deny that the right of self-preservation gives France a title to demand an equivalent in Europe ? Let every Power begin by restoring the conquests which it has made during the last fifty years. Let them re-establish Poland, restore Venice to its Senate, Trinidad to Spain, Ceylon to Holland, the Crimea to the Porte, the Caucasus and Georgia to Persia, the kingdom of Mysore to the sons of Tippoo Saih, and the Mahratta States to their lawful owners, and then the other Powers may have some title...
Page 226 - 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 which Russia is not to pass.
Page 213 - Russias. He cannot but view with the greatest concern the violation which has been committed on the tranquillity and integrity of the German territory. His imperial majesty is the more affected by this event, as he never could have expected that a power which had undertaken, in common with himself, the office of mediator, and was consequently bound...
Page 17 - flave can carry on any procefs againft his " mafter ;" and even the fine for his murder was feldom levied, on account of the numerous difficulties which attend the conviction of a noble for this or any other enormity. So far indeed from being inclined to foften the fervitude of their vaflals, the nobles have afcertained and eftablimed it by repeated and pofitive ordinances.
Page 143 - Russias, do receive also, at the same time, the obligation to govern the people committed unto us by the Almighty, according to the laws and the heart of her who rests in God, our most august grandmother, sovereign, Empress Catherine the Great, whose memory will be dear for ever to us, and the whole country. Following the steps of her wise intentions, we hope to arrive at the object of carrying Russia to the summit of glory : and to procure an uninterrupted happiness to all our faithful subjects,...
Page 195 - Whoever,'" says Madame de Stael,*' could suggest an additional piece of formality from the olden time, propose an additional reverence, a new mode of knocking at the door of an antechamber, a more ceremonious method Fmnj. a. of presenting a petition, or folding a letter, was re-jj^vf' ccived as if he had been a benefactor of the human 77, 7.

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