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Identifier: imperialcourtsof00bidw
Title: Imperial courts of France, England, Russia, Prussia, Sardinia, and Austria
Year: 1863 (1860s)
Authors: Bidwell, Walter Hilliard, 1798-1881, [from old catalog] ed
Subjects: Courts and courtiers. [from old catalog] Statesmen. [from old catalog]
Publisher: New York, C. Scribner
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: Sloan Foundation

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and to induce na-tive merchants to extend their relations to foreign coun-tries. He has annulled the impediments which preventedRussians from visiting foreign lands, and has granted ageneral amnesty for political offenders, Poles and Russians;recalling the exiled from Siberia, and allowing fugitives toreturn; and is employing the whole energy of the govern-ment and nation in the work of covering his immense em-pire with nets of railroads. He is religious, and sincerelyattached to the national church, but without fanaticism.He continues still engaged in the vast work of improve-ment, in all the departments of his empire and among allclasses of his subjects of the different languages and con-ditions. The coronation ceremonies of the Emperor Alexanderand his Empress surpassed all pageants of modei-n times inimperial grandeur and magnificence. The extended ac-count of this great occasion, which follows this sketch, willadd interest both to the personalities of the Emperor andthe Empress.

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Eugrajrei oa Steel ■brGec-E-Fet-iTie, 1 \^m MAJESTV TKIE EMKPURESS ©IF 1RIUSS[ THE EMPRESS OF RUSSIA. The Emperor Alexander II., the present ruler of thecolossal Empire of Russia, is consort to the original of thebeautiful portrait which stands at the head of this briefbiographical sketch. The portrait, in its artistic beauty,will speak for itself, even though the lips utter no sound.This portrait, with its expressive lineaments and imperialdignity and grace, is copied from a photograph of life. Itwill be readily acknowledged by all lovers of art that theengraver has exerted almost inunitable skiU in its execu-tion, deserving high praise. The delicacy and artistic per-fection in the outline and finish of the face, and theaccurate drawing of the dress and drapery, with the orna-ments which adorn the person of the Empress, combine inpresenting an object upon which the eye must dwell withpleasure. The perusal of the coronation ceremonies willbring to view, by graphic description, the

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bookid:imperialcourtsof00bidw bookyear:1863 bookdecade:1860 bookcentury:1800 bookauthor:Bidwell__Walter_Hilliard__1798_1881___from_old_catalog__ed booksubject:Courts_and_courtiers___from_old_catalog_ booksubject:Statesmen___from_old_catalog_ bookpublisher:New_York__C__Scribner bookcontributor:The_Library_of_Congress booksponsor:Sloan_Foundation bookleafnumber:361 bookcollection:library_of_congress bookcollection:americana

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