Time of Troubles

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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Time of Troubles

 

(Smutnoe Vremia, Smuta), the name by which Russian gentry and bourgeois historians referred to the era of the late 16th and 17th centuries. The term “Time of Troubles,” which was current among contemporaries, referred to the events that ensued upon the death of Ivan IV the Terrible in 1584 and ended with Mikhail Romanov’s accession to the Russian throne in 1613.

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Thus in a time of trouble ever memorable to him after the birth of their first child who was delicate, when they had to change the wet nurse three times and Natasha fell ill from despair, Pierre one day told her of Rousseau's view, with which he quite agreed, that to have a wet nurse is unnatural and harmful.
He knew the pride and interest taken by that gentleman in his great enterprise, and that he would not be deterred by dangers and difficulties from prosecuting it; much less would he leave the infant establishment without succor and support in the time of trouble. In this, we have seen, he did but justice to Mr.
"After the time of trouble and war was over and you went away from my country in the pursuit of your desires, which we, men of the islands, cannot understand, I and my brother became again, as we had been before, the sword-bearers of the Ruler.
In this time of trouble I had two other causes of affliction.
Having declared her intention of staying till the master could get about again, "wage or no wage," she had found a certain recompense in keeping a strong hand over her mistress, scolding her for "moithering" herself, and going about all day without changing her cap, and looking as if she was "mushed." Altogether, this time of trouble was rather a Saturnalian time to Kezia; she could scold her betters with unreproved freedom.
He expressed concern over police taking bribes from the citizen and said that instead of taking bribes from the people, police should serve the public in time of trouble. He said that police personnel involved in bribery would strictly be punished for their malpractices.
She added no matter its matter of one Pakistani or 100 Pakistanis its government responsibility to facilitate them at the time of trouble.
He said that Bengalis living in Karachi stood with Pakistan in 1971 at the time of trouble and they preferred to live in Western Pakistan by sacrificing their each and everything.
It does not do to gloat, however, and I would like to make a suggestion to help them in their time of trouble.
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Friendship is a priceless gift that cannot be bought or sold, But its value is far greater than a mountain made of gold, For gold is cold and lifeless, it can neither see nor hear, And in time of trouble it is powerless to cheer.
Nope, you don't have a cold or flu, After a time of trouble, looks like you're finally feeling at ease.