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CONTENT S.

PREFACE TO SECOND AND FIRST EDITIONS

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LETTER I.

LETTER V. Account of voyage

Custom-house

The Blessing of the Waters — Visit — Arrival at Petersburg - Pass to Grouzine — Visit to Velmogie port regulations

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Greyhounds and barriers Wolf - hunting Hare - hunt

Russian sporting — Varieties of LETTER II.

the hare — Overturn in a gigIntended mode of travelling - Rus Hay harvest Corn harvest

sian dinner - Practice of bathing Agricultural implements – Anechorses - Kazan church Pave dotes of Souvaroff

34 ments in Petersburg - English church — Difference of calendar in Russia - Comparison between

LETTER VI. London and Petersburg — Equipages Droschkas Summer Journey to Yaroslay –Tver-Avant

courier garden — The islands — The Her

- Cross-roads — Passing a mitage The Winter Palace

ferry - Kashine and Ouglitch Military uniforms - Public build Russian travelling — Navodka and

Nachai - Arrival at Yaroslav ings

View from Government-house

Volga — Military church - RegiLETTER III.

ment of Cantonists — Officer tak

ing the oaths of allegiance Journey to Krasnoe — Diligence Horse-fair-Dinner - Frost-SoRoad — Bridges—Inns — Istvost

ciety Card-playing Mode of chiks — Peasants' dress — Dreary marking – Nobility Rank and landscape Novogorod Rus. title — Military grades given to sian village - Military colonies - civilians

46 Torjok - Arrival at Krasnoe Description of the place — Russian farming — Peasants' houses

LETTER VII.
Hospital and bath . 16

Exhibition of fire-engines Fire
LETTER IV.

establishments in the hands of Go

vernment Account of the sysMode of life in the country --Lan tem Village regulations - Freguage

Russian patronymics - quent occurrence of rural fires System of country visiting Visit to a monastery - Ex-archGuests — A dinner visit — Village bishop - A Te Deum - Convent fête

Russian swing Intense treasures — Origin of the use of heat - An enthusiast - A run images in the Greek church

26 Visit to Riepinsk — Going to bed

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Emperor and Empress Anec-
dote — Washerwomen in winter

-Sentinels - Christmas gaieties
- Mode of issuing invitations
Morning calls — Ladies' dress

Evening parties -- Room for im-

provement Separation of the

sexes in society — Secret police -

Count Benkendorf - National re-

serve- - Remarkable occurrence at

a masquerade

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Belief in powers of images and saints

- Madame B. — A maigre dinner

- The Archbishop of Tamboff-

Variety of dishes A toast

Dinuer visits - Anecdote 139

Arrival at St. Petersburg — Appear-

ance of thaw at Tamboff - De-

parture - Increase of cold - The

first halt Motion of kibitka

A long stage — Journeying
along rivers — Arrival at Moscow
A winter scene -

- Stay at Mos-
Character of the hotels -

Severity of frost Frost-bites

Snow-storms in the Steppes
Panic - Destruction of the Winter
Palace by fire - Conduct of the

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