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STATE OF SOCIETY, MANNERS, OPINIONS,
SEVERAL OF THE PRINCIPAL ISLANDS
INSCRIBED TO THE PRINCE KOSLOVSKY.
By JOHN GALT.
PRINTED FOR T. CADELL AND W. DAVIES, STRAND.
THE PRINCE PETER KOSLOVSKY,
MEMBER OF THE FRENCH LEGION OF HONOUR;
DOCTOR OF LAWS IN THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD;
COUNSELLOR OF STATE,
CHAMBERLAIN TO THE EMPEROR,
KNIGHT OF THE ORDER OF ST. VOLODIMER,
IN RUSSIA ;
AND RUSSIAN ENVOY EXTRAORDINARY
AND MINISTER PLENIPOTENTIARY
AT THE COURT OF SARDINIA.
I WILL explain the reasons which induce me to dedicate this work to your Excellency, and to emblazon so small a mark of my regard with so many of your titles. Accident originally led you
to offer me the honour of your acquaintance. Since that time
many events have been developed, of which we then thought the seeds were discernible in the policy of France. Among the variety of their effects was your visit to England, in the course of which you had the condescension to seek me out, and to treat me with a degree of confidence that could