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  • It was in the darkest days of serfdom at the beginning of the century, and long live the Liberator of the People!
  • One day a serf-boy, a little child of eight, threw a stone in play and hurt the paw of the general’s favorite hound.
  • It’s simple lust of power, of filthy earthly gain, of domination—something like a universal serfdom with them as masters—that’s all they stand for.
  • A serf of hers called Pyotr was at once suspected, and every circumstance confirmed the suspicion.
  • They are not servile, and even after two centuries of serfdom they are free in manner and bearing, yet without insolence, and not revengeful and not envious.
  • It looked as though the gentleman belonged to that class of idle landowners who used to flourish in the times of serfdom.
  • There were even two or three outbreaks of applause when he spoke of serfdom and the distressed condition of Russia.
  • This playful paragraph finished, of course, with an outburst of generous indignation at the wickedness of parricide and at the lately abolished institution of serfdom.
  • They want to put a monument to your Pushkin for writing about women’s feet, while I wrote with a moral purpose, and you,’ said he, ’are an advocate of serfdom.
  • The whole effect on the public, of Rakitin’s speech, of his noble sentiments, of his attacks upon serfdom and the political disorder of Russia, was this time finally ruined.
  • He attributed the tragic crime to the habits that had become ingrained by ages of serfdom and the distressed condition of Russia, due to the lack of appropriate institutions.
  • He had unmistakably been, at some time, in good and fashionable society, had once had good connections, had possibly preserved them indeed, but, after a gay youth, becoming gradually impoverished on the abolition of serfdom, he had sunk into the position of a poor relation of the best class, wandering from one good old friend to another and received by them for his companionable and accommodating disposition and as being, after all, a gentleman who could be asked to sit down with any…

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