The resources of Russia, in the event of a war with France: with a short description of Cozaks

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Munroe and Francis, 1813 - 196 sider
 

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Side ii - Co. of the said district, have deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof they claim as proprietors, in the words following, to wit : " Tadeuskund, the Last King of the Lenape. An Historical Tale." In conformity to the Act of the Congress of the United States...
Side ii - States entitled an act for the encouragement of learning hy securing the copies of maps, charts and books to the author., and proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned, and also to an act entitled an act supplementary to an act, entitled an act for the encouragement of learning by securing the copies of maps, charts and books to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving and...
Side 45 - ... repose and six hours progress; accustomed to laborious toils, and the carriage of heavy burthens; ferocious, but disciplined; obstinately brave, and susceptible of enthusiastic excitements ; devoted to their sovereign, their chief, and their country. Religious without being weakened by superstition ; patient, docile, and obedient ; possessing all the energetic characteristics of a barbarian people, with the advantages engrafted by civilization.
Side 92 - ... horse, which can walk with ease at the rate of five miles an hour, or dispute in his speed the race with the swiftest, with a short whip on his wrist, as he wears no spur, armed with the lance, a pistol in his girdle, and a sword...
Side 90 - COSSAQUES. • THE Cossaques are a description of troop peculiar to the Russian army. Amalgamated in the Russian empire, the natives of the Don and the Volga* still preserve a constitutional independence which is possessed by none of the other provinces of Russia. Regulated by their own laws, exempt from taxes, and governed under the immediate authority of their own Attaman, or chief, chosen from amongst themselves, they are relieved from all impositions of conquest, but the obligation for every...
Side 96 - ... balls rendered the horses wild, and they flew apart. When the Cossaque was afterwards asked by the Attaman, with feigned anger, for his own explanation of such disrespectful conduct ; — he replied, " I saw that the enemy directed their fire at the English officer on account of his casque and plume — I was appointed by you to protect him — I knew you had marched with many Cossaques, but only one stranger ; it was therefore my duty to avert mischief from him by attracting it to myself, and...
Side 93 - ... warrior, Platow will not shrink from a comparison with the most distinguished of his rivals. ' It was in this retreat (after the opening of the campaign of 1807) that Platow evinced a trait of that superior mind which attained his station, and which, if he had received a liberal education, would have rendered him one of the first men of the age, as indisputably he is one of the most eminent warriors. After Buonaparte had brought up a second corps of his army (the brigades of Pajol, Durosnel and...
Side 96 - ... sods ; — a second ball was fired with similar accuracy, when the attendant Cossaque rushed up to him with resentment in his features, and pointing at his helmet, desired him to change it with his cap ; and on the officer's refusal, he attempted to snatch it from his head and substitute his own, but during this contest a shower of musquet balls rendered the horses wild, and they flew apart.
Side 48 - ... of condition could humble the spirit or weaken the ardour of this illustrious host. Ere morning' dawned they stood to their arms impatient for action ; and in that most memorable day established a reputation, which immortalized their courage, and greatly influenced the preservation of their army, when its reduced numbers were unequal, without such impression, to secure its protection Their valour, indeed, on that...
Side 96 - When a British officer was observing the retreat of Marshal Ney from Guttstadt, his dress and telescope attracted the attention of the enemy, who directed some cannon at him : the first ball struck the moist earth under his horse, and covered the animal and...

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