Russia and the Russians; Comprising an Account of the Czar Nicholas and the House of Romanoff, with a Sketch of the Progress and Encroachments of Russia from the Time of the Empress Catherine

Russia and the Russians; Comprising an Account of the Czar Nicholas and the House of Romanoff, with a Sketch of the Progress and Encroachments of Russia from the Time of the Empress Catherine

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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. 1854 edition. Excerpt: ... upon a new order of things. At seven o'clock the intelligence of the decease of Paul spread through the capital. The interval of time JOY OP THE RUSSIANS. 97 from its first communication to its diffusion over every part of St. Petersburgh, was scarcely perceptible. Joy and confidence, wbich had long been strangers, mantled upon every face. At the parade Alexander presented himself on horseback, when the troops hailed him with loud and cordial acclamations. What followed is of a very subordinate consideration; but perhaps it will be eagerly asked to what extremity did the avenging arm of Justice pursue the perpetration of the deed? A conviction that the reigning motive was the salvation of the empire, restrained her from being, vindictive. P Z was ordered not to approach the imperial residence, and the governor of St. Petersburgh was transferred to Riga. When did regicides ever escape so easily? As soon as Madame Chevalier was informed of the death of her imperial patron, she prepared, under the protection of her brother, a dancer, for flight, with a booty of nearly a million of roubles. A police officer was sent to inspect and report upon her property. Amongst a pile of valuable articles, he discovered a diamond cross of no great intrinsic value, which had been given by Peter the First to a branch of the imperial family, and on that account much esteemed. It was to recover this that the officer was sent, who obtained it, after the most indecent and un H 98 MADAME CHEVALIEB. principled resistance on her part. Passports were then granted to Madame Chevalier and her brother, and thus terminated this extraordinary and impressive tragedy. The details of the murder of the emperor Paul bear some resemblance to those which attended che similar...show more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236547128
  • 9781236547125