Illustrated Description Of Russia

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The Kamtschatdales are a peculiar race, and present many remarkable features. They are in general below the common height, have broad shoulders, and a large head. The face, and particularly the nose, is long and flat, the eyes small and sunken, the lips thin, and they have scarcely any beard. Their legs are short, yet they walk much, and with rapidity. Notwithstanding the rudeness of the climate, they enjoy great vigor of constitution, and are proof against every vicissitude of the seasons, and are subject to few maladies. Their character is mild and hospitable, and they live together in great harmony. Indolence may be considered as their predominant vice.

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