The Russian Shores of the Black Sea in the Autumn of 1852: With a Voyage Down the Volga and a Tour Through the Country of the Don Cossacks

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W. Blackwood, 1854 - 380 עמודים
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עמוד 252 - The consequence is, that from the members of the naval board to the boys that blow the smiths' bellows in the dockyard, everybody shares the spoils obtained by an elaborately devised system of plunder carried on somewhat in this way : — A certain quantity of well -seasoned oak being required, government issues tenders for the supply of the requisite amount. A number of contractors submit their tenders to a board appointed for the purpose of receiving them, who are regulated in their choice of a...
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עמוד 366 - We know of no book in the English language so calculated to rivet the attention, and awaken the purest and deepest sympathies of the heart, as the Diary of a Late Physician, The man who has not read these tales has yet to learn a lesson in the mysteries of human nature...
עמוד 253 - When the wood is produced before the board appointed to inspect it, another bribe seasons it, and the government, after paying the price of well-seasoned oak, is surprised that the 120 gun-ship, of which it has been built, is unfit for service in five years.
עמוד 252 - The wages of the seamen are so low — about sixteen rubles a-year — that it is not unnatural they should desire to increase so miserable a pittance by any means in their power. The consequence is, that from the members of the naval board to the boys that blow the smiths...
עמוד 299 - The lofty calcareous promontory upon which the fortress is perched, is about a mile long, and a quarter of a mile broad. Upon three sides it is surrounded by frightful precipices, while that by which alone it is accessible is defended by castellated towers, placed at intervals iri the massive wall through which we had entered.
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