Recollections of a tour in the north of Europe in 1836-1837 (Google eBoek)

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1838
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Pagina 91 - On the other hand, it must not be inferred from what has been said above that the advanced student of scientific ability is kept in leading strings throughout his whole university course. He usually plans his work for the coming year in consultation with a professor with whom he stands in close relations, and when he once has entered on a piece of real investigation...
Pagina x - II. fi who share in her daily avocations, and are greeted by her benevolent smile. At Court, dress and the toilette, as already observed, are devotedly cultivated both from taste and policy. Of the innumerable balls that are given during the season at St. Petersburg!], the most select are the private balls of the Empress at the Palais Anishkoff. To none of these are the diplomatic corps invited — a prohibition which they regret exceedingly. There are from eighteen to twenty of these delightful...
Pagina 99 - Each of these basins is from twenty to twenty-five wersts in circumference, and the action of the solar. rays produces in them during the summer season crystals of salt so numerous, that by mutual contact they at length form thick and solid arches, which, like winter ice, cover the surface of the lakes. These masses are frequently nine inches thick ; the action of the air whitens the upper layers, the lower ones preserve a bluish tint, which in some places assumes a beautiful violet hue, and the...
Pagina 13 - ... power to accomplish it. Really I have so much love for England, that when the Journals and the Radicals were abusing me outrageously, I had the greatest desire to put myself into a steam-boat and proceed direct to London (apprising the King of course of my intended arrival), to present myself among reasonable and fairjudging Englishmen, to converse with them and to show them how unjustly I was aspersed. It is my ardent wish to cultivate peaceable relations of amity with all powers. I want interior...
Pagina 147 - An account of the advance and progress of public instruction in Russia, from the time of Peter the Great to the present day.
Pagina 211 - The manner of its use is equally singular : these cakes are dissolved in boiling water mixed with meal, fat, and salt. This tea is in great request throughout all the nomadic tribes of Central Asia, and the Russian merchants buy at Kiakhta considerable quantities of it, to be again sold at the fair of Nijny-Novgorod, to the wandering Tartars or Moguls subject to Russia. Next to tea, Chinese cottons were the most remarkable article imported — especially nankeens — which were sold in packets containing...
Pagina 99 - Its progress and improvement will doubtless hereafter enhance the value of the natural productions of these regions, among which must be reckoned the lakes of salt water so numerous in the Steppes. CRYSTAL FIELDS. 99 Important as they are, in relation to trade and commerce, these lakes likewise present a series of interesting phenomena to the naturalist. Their waters hold so great a quantity of salt in solution, that the action of the summer heat is of itself sufficient to convert it into crystals,...
Pagina 214 - ... Kiakhta. The following table will show its great improvement and activity of late years. 1825. Roubles. Russian merchandise exported, amounting to 4,162,437 Transit 1,339,378 Total exports 5,501,815 1830. Russian merchandise exported, amounting to 4,415,024 Transit 1,983,573 Total exports 6,398,597 The trade of Kiakhta being that of barter, the imports necessarily balance the exports. In the transit merchandises Polish manufactures are included. 1835. EXPORTATION. — Russian merchandise. Roubles....
Pagina 125 - ... however, from this price the value of the ammunition and provisions previously furnished to the hunter. The otter is not the only game hunted during the summer ; other vessels are employed in pursuing the aquatic birds, which alight in such numerous flocks on the coasts of the peninsula of Alackha. Their skins are bought by the company ; their flesh, being dried, serves as food for the inhabitants of the country. The pursuit of the sea-calves is more dangerous. The Aleontians engaged in this...
Pagina ix - The amiability of her acceuil is not more peculiar than her grace and fascination, and she introduces a degree of humour and pleasantry in conversation, which, emanating from royalty, (generally supposed to be wrapped up in formality and stiffness,) does not fail to captivate the stranger that approaches her, while she is truly adored by those VOL.

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