The History of the Life of Peter I., Emperor of Russia ...

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J. Read, 1739 - 409 páginas
 

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Página 340 - ... condition than ever they were yet ; so, by the paternal authority, in virtue of which, by the laws of our empire, any of our subjects may disinherit a son, and give his succession to such other of his sons as he pleases ; and, in quality of sovereign prince, in consideration of the safety of our dominions, we do deprive our...
Página 232 - He, being the chief of the company, was carried on a sort of a pageant placed on a sled, to the four corners of which were tied as many bears, which, being pricked with goads by fellows purposely appointed for it, made such a frightful roaring as well suited the confused and horrible din raised by the disagreeing instruments of the rest of the company.
Página 96 - ... lords, the states general of the United Netherlands...
Página 334 - His answer to these remonstrances was, that he acknowledged himself guilty in all these points; but alleged the weakness of his parts and genius, which did not permit him to apply himself to the sciences, and other functions recommended to him ; he owned himself incapable of our succession...
Página 338 - ... them to him afterwards much againft his will. He * did then indeed receive our letter, containing our paternal ' exhortation, and threatening our...
Página 331 - Moscow, putting into his hands a sort of regency in the empire, in order to form him in the art of government, and that he might learn how to reign after us. We have...
Página 335 - Every one may judge what shame and dishonour this conduct of our son hath drawn upon us and our empire, in the face of the whole world ; the like instance is hardly to be found in history. The emperor, though informed of his excesses, and how he had lived with his consort, sister-in-law to...
Página 335 - ... farther, that he might be so private there, that we might not come to the knowledge of it. Meanwhile his long stay having made us fear, out of a tender and fatherly affection for him, that...
Página 336 - Tolstoy, and the captain of our guard, aforesaid, with a most pressing letter, representing how unjust it would be to detain our son, contrary to all laws, divine and human, according to which private parents, and with much more reason those who are besides invested with a sovereign authority as we are, have an unlimited power over their children, independently of any other judge...

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