Illustrated Description Of Russia

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Circassian Females

Circassian Females
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The Circassians have long been proverbial for their beauty of form and figure, especially the women; and, though they have in this respect been confounded with the Georgians, yet all the accounts of the modern and the most accurate travellers concur in describing them as an extremely handsome people—tall, finely-formed, slender in the loins, small in the hand and foot, elegantly-featured, with keen, lively eyes, fresh complexions, and remarkably intelligent countenances.

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