Around The Kremlin; Or, Pictures Of Life In Moscow

Paperback | January 10, 2012

byGeorge T. Lowth

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1868. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VIII. The Foundling Hospital--Extent and Purpose of the Establishment-- Crown Governesses--Russian Capacity for Governing--A Sunday Visit to the Hospital--The Buildings and Grounds--Internal Arrangements--Courtesy of an Official--The Chapel--The Pupils in Uniform--The Service--The Priest--The Responses--The Nurseries --Costume of the Nurses--The Superintendents--Messengers, Servants, and Attendants--The Nurses at Dinner--Number of Orphans received Daily--Another Visit to the Chapel--The Choir--The Papa--Theatrical Manner of the Russo-Greek Priests--The Gallery of Paintings--The Play Room. T71VERY stranger pays a visit to the Institution called the Foundling Hospital. This is not merely a place for the reception and treatment of little unfortunates, but is likewise a school for a large number of girls, orphans, who are daughters of indigent servants of the Crown. There are about seven hundred of these young persons at one time in the building, and these receive a liberal education in the Institution, while on leaving it they are provided with an outfit and enjoy small salaries according to the certificates which they have gained in their examination. 106 THE FOUNDLING HOSPITAL. For six years after leaving, these young persons are bound to devote themselves to the Crown as governesses or school teachers in the Empire, except in cases of marriage, when they are free from this obligation, and also lose their salaries. Of the foundlings there are about twelve thousand received here in each year. They onty remain in the building for a few weeks, and then are sent off into the villages where they are taken charge of by nurses at a regular charge. As the boys grow up they are taught trades, and the girls are instructed in suitable employments, many of them retur...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1868. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VIII. The Foundling Hospital--Extent and Purpose of the Establishment-- Crown Governesses--Russian Capacity for Governing--A ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:72 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217175678

ISBN - 13:9780217175678

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