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Identifier: saturdayeveningp1933unse
Title: The Saturday evening post
Year: 1839 (1830s)
Publisher: Philadelphia : G. Graham
Contributing Library: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
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Ji Stop In the Steppe* questions. I had not quite finishedanswering when a huge negro,dressed in a multi-colored Venetiancostume of the sixteenth or seven-teenth century, opened the door toan inner room and let out a ladywho had finished her audience. The master of ceremonies es-corted me to the door and theblack, decorative, smiling door-keeper threw it open in silence.When I had made my best curtsyat the door, and another as I kissedthe Empress small hand, all cere-mony seemed at an end. TheEmpress wore but two rings, agreat beautiful polished ruby andher wedding ring. Over her simpleblack gown she wore two finestrings of pearls. Afterward I wastold these were some pearls Alex-ander III had personally given hiswife, which she wore constantly inpreference to the many strings oflarger pearls she owned. HI

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The Prince f Troika Jt Room at Bouromka reception rooms, fitted with paintings, mirrors,bronzes and statues, and a little furniture stifflyarranged. This Anitchkoff Palace was last doneover for the wedding of the present EmpressMother to the then heir to the throne, some fifty-odd years back. The couple had still remainedat home there even when Alexander III inheritedthe crown. They went over to the Winter Palaceonly for functions, but continued entertainingtheir friends and bringing up their children in thisframe to which they were used, which was theirpersonal creation. Souvenirs of their travels andthe small events of their unofficial life filled it. In the largest reception room I found the grandmistress and grand master of the EmpressMothers court and two ladies in waiting with amaster of ceremonies. Two or three other womenwho had had, or were to have, audiences were alsothere, and the small talk was conventional. I wasthe newest interest to the small circle, and evi-dently its

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Date: 2014-07-30 17:16:17

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