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- noun The empress of Russia. See
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- noun Alternative spelling of
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- noun the wife or widow of a czar
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"The tzarina is short and lusty, remarkably coarse, without grace and animation.
But the lackey explained that the tzarina wanted Marya to come alone, and in the dress she should happen to be wearing.
The tzarina spoke graciously to her, telling Marya that it was a happiness to grant her prayer.
The tzarina grants him life, but does that make it easier for me to bear?
My reason for this was that we had fallen in with a detachment of the army, and the officer in charge persuaded me to join him, and it seemed to me I was bound in honour to serve the tzarina.
The tzarina almost overwhelmed the orphan before she dismissed her.
Presently she was ushered into the boudoir of the tzarina, and recognised the lady of the garden.
An autograph letter from the tzarina, Catherine II., framed and glazed, is carefully preserved.
Marya went back to the post-house full of hope, and presently, to the consternation of her hostess, a lackey in the imperial livery entered and announced that the tzarina condescended to summon to her presence the daughter of Captain Mironoff.
She was able to get a lodging at the post-house, and the postmaster's wife, who was a regular gossip, began to tell her all the routine of the palace, at what hour the tzarina rose, had her coffee, and walked in the gardens.
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