Haughty English, lively French, sober Germans, handsome Spaniards, ugly Russians
, meek Jews, free-and-easy Americans, all drive, sit, or saunter here, chatting over the news, and criticzing the latest celebrity who has arrived--Ristori or Dickens, Victor Emmanuel or the Queen of the Sandwich Islands.
I remember Antonia's excitement when she came into our kitchen one afternoon and announced: `My papa find friends up north, with Russian
As the names of the Poles and Russians
are to us, so are ours to them.
However, these people are not impolite to Russians
This, at least, is the belief of the Japanese, who handled their armies by telephone when they drove back the Russians
Though the artillery of the left wing of the Russians
kept up a steady fire on this mass,--visible like a stain now black, now flaming, in the midst of the trackless snow,--this shot and shell seemed to the torpid creatures only one inconvenience the more.
, Austrians, Britons, have millions on which we have an eye.
It had been ten years since the Russian
had escaped the fate of his friend, the arch-fiend Rokoff, and not once, but many times during those ten years had Paulvitch cursed the fate that had given to Nicholas Rokoff death and immunity from suffering while it had meted to him the hideous terrors of an existence infinitely worse than the death that persistently refused to claim him.
, speaking generally, have never had those foolish transcendental "romantics"--German, and still more French--on whom nothing produces any effect; if there were an earthquake, if all France perished at the barricades, they would still be the same, they would not even have the decency to affect a change, but would still go on singing their transcendental songs to the hour of their death, because they are fools.
I have seen Russians
devour, without being visibly inconvenienced, vegetable substances which would infallibly have killed a Neapolitan or an Arab.
have always a ship of war upon this station, and have already encroached upon the Californian boundaries, by taking possession of the port of Bondago, and fortifying it with several guns.
Two persons whose desires are moderate may live well enough in Brussels on an income which would scarcely afford a respectable maintenance for one in London: and that, not because the necessaries of life are so much dearer in the latter capital, or taxes so much higher than in the former, but because the English surpass in folly all the nations on God's earth, and are more abject slaves to custom, to opinion, to the desire to keep up a certain appearance, than the Italians are to priestcraft, the French to vain-glory, the Russians
to their Czar, or the Germans to black beer.
So far as I could see, the party had already gained some notoriety in the place, which had come to look upon the General as a Russian
nobleman of great wealth.
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You see, one Russian
is a Frenchman, and I know my French pretty well.