practical, total, heart-and-soul demonstration of a Church, ... a matter to strike one dumb, and apropos to which he asks pertinently, if there is no atmosphere, what will it serve a man to demonstrate the excellence of lungs?


practical, total, heart-and-soul demonstration of a Church, ... a matter to strike one dumb, and apropos to which he asks pertinently, if there is no atmosphere, what will it serve a man to demonstrate the excellence of lungs?
   a distinguished Russian poet, considered the greatest, born at Moscow; his chief works are "Ruslan and Liudmila" (a heroic poem), "Eugene Onegin" (a romance), and "Boris Godunov" (a drama); was mortally wounded in a duel (1799-1837).

The Nuttall Encyclopaedia. . 1907.