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CONTENT S.

PREFACE TO SECOND AXD First EditioXS

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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 harriers Wolf - hunting Hare - hunt

Russian Sporting — Varieties of LETTER II.

the hare - Overturn in a gig Intended mode of travelling - Rus- Hay harvest – Corn harvest

sian dinner — Practice of bathing Agricultural implements Anechorses — Kazan church — Pave- dotes of Souvaroff ments in Petersburg - English church — Difference of calendar in Russia — Comparison between

LETTER VI. London and Petersburg — Equipages

Droschkas Summer | Journey to Yaroslav — Tver-Avantgarden — 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

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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-So

Road — 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 Government

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

images in the Greek church 26 Visit to Riepinsk — Going to bed

- A run

away serf.

ance

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- 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

Yaroslav - Conclusion of visit at

and serf - Description of a country

Yaroslav — Post-horse system -

place — Furniture and interior

Feldt-yägers

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Nature of pro-

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

Anecdote

95

The Kremlin - Condition of the

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

sieged by wolves — Bears - Good

Moscow to Tamboff — Accident

sport - Bear-shooting Mode in

on the road — Eclipse of the

Novogorod of getting rid of bears

- 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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The pleasures of sledging rather ex-
aggerated - A vasok; a kibitka

Cheapness of travelling — A
fellow-countryman; an adventure
which befel him at Muscow
Character of sledge-drivers A
general and a jeweller — A Polish
swindler of the fair sex . 155

LETTER XV.

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LETTER XVI.

Severity of frost Frost-bites

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

COW

Acknowledgment of Russian kind-

ness and hospitality. — SYSTEM
OF EDUCATING BOYS - - In public
institutions — At home — Nature
of their studies Foreign pre-
ceptors — Amusements

Treat-
ment of children Military dis-
cipline – Village quarters - The

Results of early
marriages-Servants—THE GREEK
CHURCH—The clergy—The fasts

Religious tolerance Chil-
dren must always be Greeks if
either parent is of that church.-

PETERSBURG NOT RUSSIA ~Cha-
racter of the peasant; of the
tradesman Commercial spirit
pervading all classes.- PROSPECTS
OF RUSSIA — Probable effects of a
political change — Want of inde-
pendent classes - Light in which
the Emperor is viewed by his
subjects — Public functionaries
Their motives of action — Sus-
picions of Government — Tend to
deter Russia from foreign aggres-
sion — Opinions of four distin-
guished generals on the power of

young ladies

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