The Czar, His Court And People; Including A Tour In Norway And Sweden

Paperback | February 7, 2012

byJohn S. Maxwell

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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.1848 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XLI. Russian Agents--The Spy--Treaty of Vienna--Insurrection in Gallicia--Political Speculations--Arrival at Vienna. Cracow at this time was filled not only with open and avowed friends of Polish nationality, but also with the secret agents of Russia, Austria and Prussia, who assuming the language and the character of liberals, informed themselves of the plans and operations of the conspirators, whose subsequent attempt at revolution has proved so dreadful and disastrous. The traveller was almost certain to be accosted, under some pretence or other, by the spies of the protecting powers. These are individuals of polite exterior, speaking almost every European language. They introduce themselves with an apology for saying they believe they have met with him '/efore, or have a brother to whom he bears a striking resemblance, or make some trifling inquiry, which leads to a conversation, and almost insensibly to the expression of political opinions. If these are hostile to the views of their masters, the traveller is secretly denounced to the police of the three powers, and his every movement watched as long as he remains within their jurisdiction. The Russian agent is an ugly, but an amiable-looking man. He is generally advanced in years, and a perfect piece of patchwork. His dress, which is of a fashionable cut, gives RUSSSIAN SPIES. to his figure a youthful expression, denied him in every particular of shape, and every lineament of feature. In the uncombed locks of his handsome peruke, and the bespattered state of his habiliments, are all the slovenly indications of a dandy in dotage. Illuminating his physiognomy with a smile just deep enough to erase its wrinkles, and assuming a manner that appears as natural as it is distingue, his approaches are i...

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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.1848 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XLI. Russian Agents--The Spy--Treaty of Vienna--Insurrection in Gallicia--Political Speculations--Arrival at Vienna. Cra...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:102 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.21 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217940072

ISBN - 13:9780217940078

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