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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:9673
AUTHOR:Miscellaneous Translations
QUOTATION:Absolutism tempered by assassination. 1
 
Note 1.
Count Münster, Hanoverian envoy at St. Petersburg, discovered that Russian civilization is “merely artificial,” and first published to Europe the short description of the Russian Constitution,—that it is “absolutism tempered by assassination.” [back]
 

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