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CONTENT S.

PREFACE TO SECOND AND FIRST EDITIONS

Pages v,

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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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away serf

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ance-

- Mayor of Riepinsk — Towing

barge - Project of establishing

LETTER XI.

steam on the Volga — A name's

day — Performance of mass by Country life in Russia - Scarcity of

the archbishop Mode of com-

books

Censorship — Want of

municating the death of the Em country amusements — Want of

peror Alexander to his mother independence Law of inherit-

Treasures of the monastery at

- Relative position of master

Yaroslay - Conclusion of visit at

and serf — Description of a country

Yaroslav - Post-horse system -

place - Furniture and interior

Feldt-yägers

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perty - Management of peasants

- Their characters and habits -

Fasts — Manufactories established

LETTER VIII.

by landed proprietors - Versati-

Journey to Moscow - Bad roads -

lity of the Russians - Appren-

River Medveditza — Origin of its

ticing children - Household in-

dustry Domestic discipline -

- Arrival at Moscow

The Kremlin - Condition of the

Anecdote

95

city – Ivan Veliki — The impe-

rial palace — Ancient apartments

of the Russian princesses — The

LETTER XII.

great bell — The holy gate - The

Exercise - house - Intention of

Frost White hares Russian

proceeding southwards 74

game-laws — A wolf in a house -

The mode in which these animals

catch dogs — Anecdotes of wolves

- Their haunts - Modes of de-

LETTER IX.

stroying them - By poison, pit-

falls, traps, shooting - A man be-

Russian autumn Journey from

Good

sieged by wolves - Bears

- Accident

Moscow to Tamboff

sport - Bear-shooting — Mode in

on the road - Eclipse of the

Novogorod of getting rid of bears

moon - A coach-and-nine — Cha-

— Singular notions with respect to

racter of the country near Tam-

these animals - Lynxes - Elks

boff - Game — Georgian horses

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LETTER XIV.

Winter quarters Commencement

of sledging - Arbozes — Projected

railway The conscription Ma-

naged by a board - How consti-

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LETTER XV.

LETTER XVI.

Severity of frost - Frost-bites -

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

LETTER XXI.

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-
Cow -Character of the hotels -

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