Eastern Europe And The Emperor Nicholas (volume 3)

Paperback | February 7, 2012

byCharles Frederick Henningsen

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1846 Excerpt: ... "Count Cetner, an Austrian noblemen, sent for Mr. Charles Sacher, commissary of the circle, with an escort of dragoons. Mr. Sacher sent for the deputies, who are always the elders of the village, and desired them to obey their lord without reply, and to execute his orders without hesitation. The peasants replied that his demands were unjust, and contrary to the imperial order. 'You have the right of complaint to your lord,' replied the commissary. 'We have been complaining for thirty years, and a deaf ear is turned to our entreaties," rejoined the deputies; 'we pray only to be allowed to quit the village with our families, and to seek another master.' Without further loss of time, the commissary had the deputies stretched upon the ground one after the other, and the punishment with the stock (cane) by two corporals commenced. Notwithstanding the advanced age of the deputies, of whom the youngest was seventy, they suffered with patient resignation six blows a-piece. During the infliction, the peasants, book in hand, repeated litanies. On the second infliction of twenty strokes each, their fortitude, however, abandoned them; they declared themselves guilty, and submitted to the arbitrary pleasure of their lord.'" Apropos of the remark, that, when a criminal is put to death, or a deserter shot, the body is left upon the place of execution guarded by a sentinel. M. Koubrakiewicz gives elsewhere the following touching scene, which likewise passed under his eyes. He once saw "A Hungarian woman, who had come from the interior of Hungary with her three children, the eldest six or seven years, the youngest at the breast only four or five months of age. This unhappy creature hoped by her presence to soften Austrian cruelty, to inspire pity, and obtain the pardon of h...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1846 Excerpt: ... "Count Cetner, an Austrian noblemen, sent for Mr. Charles Sacher, commissary of the circle, with an escort of dragoons. Mr. Sach...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:78 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217780148

ISBN - 13:9780217780148

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