Notices on the Northern Capitals of Europe

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byFrank Hall Standish

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1838 edition. Excerpt: ...of a gravy soup, to which are added two forcemeat patties; a beef-steak, with fried potatoes, carrots, and turnips; a vealchop with peas; and roast fowl with sallad. Since I have visited this country I have not tasted fresh fruit; and the native Russian liqueurs are detestable. CHAPTER XVIII. ST. PETERSBURGH.--THE HERMITAGE.--July 1st, 1837. Adjoining to the Winter Palace stands another, called the Hermitage, and an idea may be formed of its size when I say, that the inmates of the two together, exclusive of the Royal family, amount to the number of five thousand, who are at all periods in attendance, and occupied in various ways. Here are deposited an innumerable variety of jasper tables, granite cups, and Siberian marble vases, of immense dimensions and most costly structure, French clocks, porcelain paintings from the Russian manufactories, the diamond snuff-boxes presented by the Grand Seignors at various times to the Autocrats of Russia, and a miscellaneous assemblage of articles, which give the various rooms through which they are distributed almost the appearance of bazaars. The treasures, however, which they contain are real. The Orleans collection of medals, and the Florentine Strowni cabinet of gems, fill the cabinets; the Houghton, and lastly the Malmaison, galleries of paintings, have been emptied to adorn the walls. With such foundations, with the advantages of successful warfare, and an unlimited liberality in purchasing, it is not to be wondered at if the Hermitage has become one of the most interesting museums in the world to the lover of the arts. I had come thus far to see the paintings which it contains, and I was not disappointed. I have noted only those which struck me most, for their total number amounts to several...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1838 edition. Excerpt: ...of a gravy soup, to which are added two forcemeat patties; a beef-steak, with fried potatoes, carrots, and turn...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:58 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217521576

ISBN - 13:9780217521574

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