Illustrated Description Of Russia

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No city has made a more conspicuous figure in the history of modern Europe than Moscow. It was one of the last scenes in the eventful drama of a period fraught with occurrences of mingled wonder and terror. Long the wonder of the world for its extent, and for the riches of its nobles, it became still more conspicuous in the annals of the world for the desolation which it suffered when at the height of its grandeur; and no stronger instance perhaps exists of the power of human labor, or of the resources of mankind, than the appearance which "Moscow, risen from her ashes, presents at this day.

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