The History of the War with Russia; Giving Fall Details of the Operations of the Allied Armies Volume 1

The History of the War with Russia; Giving Fall Details of the Operations of the Allied Armies Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1855 edition. Excerpt: ...particulars are extracted from an account by an eye-witness of the scenes they describe. Having returned from a visit to St. Petersburg, where he had gone to obtain the sanction of the emperor to his appointment, the prince was met drt his landing at Cati tare by crowds of his subjects, who welj corned him by the discharges of their rifles, and then conducted him, with many. expressions of joy, to the house that had been prepared for his reception. "The following morning," said1 a witness of the scene, "we commenced the journey to Tzetinie. The prince, his uncle Noviza, and some few more, travelled on horseback up the winding mountain path; the others climbed on foot, and with the agility of the chamois, up the rugged sides of the mountain, which is about the same height as Mount Vesuvius. The number of men forming the procession was so great, that the last had not left Cattaro when the first was already half-Way up the mountain. The firing of rifles was incessant, as is the case on every festive occasion among these manly children of nature. On the summit of the mountain, the prince was received by fresh troops of Montenegrins, who also greeted him with volleys from their rifles. Here the mass separated. The greater number proceeded to Niegush, the birthplace of the prince's family; but Daniel and the chiefs entered the house of Prorokovich, the captain of Niegush, where they were to dine. You must not picture fo yourself a great European banquet, or a banquet of any kind according to the fashion of modern times, but rather a Homeric hero's, or, if you will, a shepherd's meal--simple and frugal. In a large room, without a stove, the guests were first served with cold water, coffee without milk, and raki (a kind of spirits.) After...show more

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  • Paperback | 316 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 17mm | 567g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236566181
  • 9781236566188