Ivan Vejeeghen, or Life in Russia Volume 2

Ivan Vejeeghen, or Life in Russia Volume 2

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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. 1831 edition. Excerpt: ...which I had given myself up in search of her, that induced Petronella to go along with me. She was extremely glad when she heard of thy change of condition, and sends up her prayers to the Most High for thy prosperity, in return for all which thou hast done for me. Of course she is much changed, but, though her youth is gone, she has not lost her beauty. Her giddiness has quite disappeared, and she has now become rigid towards herself and condescending towards others, contrary to the usual practice of women, who are wont to be VOL. II. H guided by vanity after they have reformed themselves in all other respects. Thou surely wishest to know what has become of Gologordoffsky and his family. My father-in-law, by living above his income, by continually incurring fresh debts without paying the old ones, and by following the counsels of the Jew-farmer in his trading operations, was obliged at last to declare himself bankrupt. Thou knowest that in Old Poland the aristocracy were the legislators for the whole kingdom; as a natural consequence of which, every thing was contrived for their own benefit. What in the world could be fairer for all parties, than to sell the property of a bankrupt to the highest bidder, and to apply the proceeds arising from the sale towards the payment of the creditors? In order that the owners of property might not contract debts to a greater amount than they had the means of discharging, what could be juster than that all property should be valued, and every debt entered in a public register on the security of that property? In that case the creditors who did not chuse to ran blind risks, would lose nothing but the interest of their money. But, notwithstanding the number of wise men whom Poland has produced, and the excellent...show more

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  • Paperback | 74 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 150g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236620887
  • 9781236620880