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  • The superintendent of police, who had gone that morning by Count Rostopchin's orders to burn the barges and had in connection with that matter acquired a large sum of money which was at that moment in his pocket, on seeing a crowd bearing down upon him told his coachman to stop.
  • But when the several nations of Europe had acquired distinct though rude written languages of their own, sufficient for the purposes of their rising literatures, then first learning revived, and scholars were enabled to discern from that remoteness the treasures of antiquity.
  • In 1835, with the title of governor and captain general, he acquired dictatorial powers, and all public authority passed into his hands.
  • The first Napier of Merchiston, "Alexander Napare," acquired the Merchiston estate before the year 1438, from James I.
  • The island between the two arms acquired the name of Insula Sacra (still called Isola Sacra) by which Procopius mentions it.
 

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