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Punishment for Drunkenness — Sweeping the Streets

Punishment for Drunkenness — Sweeping the Streets
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Drunkenness and night-walking, however (we may add, en passant), are not the only misdemeanors thus punished, nor do the lower classes alone expiate their offences by "doing the state some service" in wielding the broom in the streets of Russian cities.

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