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The Emperor giving the Cadets the Easter-Kiss

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The Emperor giving the Cadets the Easter-Kiss.

The Emperor giving the Cadets the Easter-Kiss.
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The great excesses committed at this season are particularly misplaced, when the digestive system has been so much lowered in tone, and cause much sickness among the lower class of Russians; so that, for many, their holydays are attended by very evil consequences. The hospitals are never so full as after Easter; and, according to the statement recently made to a traveller by a Russian physician, statistical writers, in giving the bills of mortality for the several months, might safely quote the Easter holydays as in some measure accounting for the great number of deaths in the month of April.

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