Illustrated Description Of Russia

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The Chase — a Winter Scene

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The Chase in Winter

The Chase in Winter
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Though the climate varies with the situation, it is, generally speaking, very severe; it is far, however, from being unhealthy, and instances of longevity are frequent. The grains principally cultivated are rye and barley; but the produce of grain is insufficient for the consumption of the inhabitants. Hemp, flax, and hops, succeed, as do beans and peas. Cattle end horses are numerous and good; but a large part of the government being unoccupied and in a state of nature, the chase necessarily occupies much attention (a characteristic representation of which, in winter, is presented on the following page)

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Sears, Robert. An Illustrated Description of the Russian Empire. New York: Robert Sears, 1855