Farther and farther he rode away, stopping at other regiments, till at last only his white plumes were visible to Rostov from amid the suites that surrounded the Emperors.
The handsome young Emperor Alexander, in the uniform of the Horse Guards, wearing a cocked hat with its peaks front and back, with his pleasant face and resonant though not loud voice, attracted everyone's attention.
Stopping in front of the Pavlograds, the Tsar said something in French to the Austrian Emperor and smiled.
The Emperor wore a cap, frock coat and pantaloons, all of some kind of plain white drilling--cotton or linen and sported no jewelry or any insignia whatever of rank.
As a general thing, we have been shown through palaces by some plush- legged filagreed flunkey or other, who charged a franc for it; but after talking with the company half an hour, the Emperor of Russia and his family conducted us all through their mansion themselves.
In a few minutes, the Emperor came himself on horseback.
Yes, I will tell the Emperor that it pleases me very much.
The old minister paid great attention, so that he could tell the same to the Emperor when he came back to him, which he did.
The Emperor soon sent another worthy statesman to see how the weaving was getting on, and whether the cloth would soon be finished.
The Emperor now sent another officer of his court to see how the men were getting on, and to ascertain whether the cloth would soon be ready.
The whole city was talking of the splendid cloth which the Emperor had ordered to be woven at his own expense.
You are not very substantial, I must admit," said the Emperor.
said the Emperor -- but in a kindly, sympathetic tone.
I had the good fortune to divert the emperor one day after a very extraordinary manner.
Two days after this adventure, the emperor, having ordered that part of his army which quarters in and about his metropolis, to be in readiness, took a fancy of diverting himself in a very singular manner.