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Travelogues; (1917) (14596325529)


Travelogues; (1917) (14596325529)



The Assumption Cathedral in the Moscow Kremlin, with the church of the Twelve Apostles and the Patriarch's Residence on the right.

Identifier: travelogues08holmuoft (find matches)
Title: Travelogues;
Year: 1917 (1910s)
Authors: Holmes, Burton, b. 1870
Subjects: Argentina -- Description and travel Chile -- Description and travel Brazil -- Description and travel South America -- Description and travel Iguassu Falls
Publisher: Chicago, Travelogue Bureau
Contributing Library: Robarts - University of Toronto
Digitizing Sponsor: MSN

Text Appearing Before Image:
By permission A KREMLIN COUCH 2l8 MOSCOW glory and transferred the capital to Petersburg; — then inexultant undertones the stream rehearses the tragic story ofthe French invasion; how Napoleon came with a mightyhost, how the invader saw the sacred city vanish like asmoking sacrifice upon the altar of the fatherland, and thenhow he withdrew, a conquered conqueror, along that bitterpathway marked throughout its dreadful length in the Rus-sian snow by the frozen forms of Frenchmen.
Text Appearing After Image:
CATHEDRAL OF THE ASSUMPTIO: Well may the tower of Ivan stir the soul of every Rus-sian ! —for it defied the man who had defied the world. Itsbells sounded the first notes of the death-knell of Napoleon.Well may it command the love and reverence of every faith-ful Muscovite, for it stands upon the holiest ground in Russia,marking the very cradle of the Empire of the Slav. Wellmay he look upon it with satisfied and yet insatiate ambition





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