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English citations of Ukraine, Ukrainian, and Ukrainians

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  • 1688, Edmund Bohun, A Geographical Dictionary, Representing the Present and Ancient Names of All the Countries, Provinces, Remarkable Cities, Universities, Ports, Tows, Mountains, Seas, Sreights, Fountains, and Rivers of the Whole World: Their Distances, Longitudes and Latitudes, London: Charles Brome:
    [s.v. Kamenieck] Kamenieck, Camienick, Camenecia, Clepidava, Camenecum, a strong City in the Ukraine, in the Kingdom of Poland, which is the Capital of Podolia.
    [s.v. Oczakow] Oczakow, Axiace, a City of Podolia, seated at the fall of the Nieper into the Euxine Sea, thirty miles from Czicassia, a City of the Ukrain [sic] to the South.
    [s.v. Ukraine] Ukraine, Ukrania, Ucrania, a Province of Red Russia in Poland, which is so called, because it is the Marches between Poland, Moscovy, and the Lesser Tartary, and is no less frequently called the Palatinate of Kiovia. It is divided into two parts by the Nieper. The Cossacks inhabit this vast Country, which are in part under the Poles, and in part under the Russ.
  • 1696, The Present State of Europe: Or, the Historical and Political Monthly Mercury, v 7, London: Henry Rhodes, John Harris, p 215:
    He recover'd Sixty Towns from the Rebellious Cossacks in the Ukrain [sic].
  • 1699, The History of the Works of the Learned, or, an Impartial Account of Books Lately Printed in All Parts of Europe, v 1, R. Rhodes, p 733:
    [. . .] the Loss of all Ukrania to that Kingdom.
  • 1709, Annals of the Universe, London: William Carter, p 298:
    The Sultan being desirous to return Home, and give this Proof of his invincible Mind, and the Success of his Arms; and the Poles on the other Hand being willing to purchase the Departure of their new Guests at any Rate, a Peace was concluded between them, Oct. 30. upon the following Terms, viz. That the King of Poland should quit all Claims to the Ukrain [sic], Podolia and Rusland.
  • 1719, Samuel Puffendorf, Jodocus Crull transl., An Introduction to the History of the Principal Kingdoms and States of Europe, London: B. Took, Dan. Midwinter, and T. Ward, p 312:
    By this means that Tract of Land which from Bar, Bracklavia and Kiovia, extends it self betwixt the Two Rivers of the Dniester and the Borysthenes, as far as the Black-sea, was filled with populous Cities and Towns, and is now called the Ukraine, having been formerly a desolate Country.
  • 1720, William Derham, Physico-Theology, or, a Demonstration of the Being and Attributes of God, From His Works of Creation: Being the Substance of Sixteen Sermons Preached in St. Mary-Le-Bow-Church, London; At the Honourable Mr. Boyle's Lectures, in the Years 1711, and 1712. With Large Notes, and Many Curious Observations, 5th ed., London: W. and J. Innys, p 212:
    They are admirable Instincts which the Sieur de Beauplau relates of his own Knowledge, of the little Animals called Bohaques in Ukraine. They make Burroughs like Rabbets, and in October shut themselves up, and do not come out again till April.—— [. . .] Beauplau's Description of Ukraine, in Vol.I. of the Collection of Voyages, &c.
  • 1734, John Paul Marana, The Eight Volumes of Letters Writ by a Turkish Spy, Who Liv'd Five and Forty Years Undiscover'd at Paris, v 1, London: G. Strahan et al, p xxi:
    The the Cossacks, with the Inhabitants of the Ukrain, gave him some Diversion, making violent Incursions into the Turkish Territories, and laying all waste where-ever they came.
  • 1760, The Universal Magazine of Knowledge and Pleasure, v 27, London: J. Hinton:
    [p 249, heading] Of the Governments of Novogorod and Kiovia, or Ukrain [sic].
    [p 250] To the south of the province of Smolensko you find the province of Kiovia, which is the Little Russia, the Red Russia, or the Ukrain [sic], crossed by the Dnieper, which the Greeks call Boristhenes. [. . .] The Ukranians [sic], called Cossacs, are a collected body of ancient Roxelans, Sarmatians, and Tartars. [. . .] In going up to the north-east of the province of Kiovia, between the Boristhenes and Tanais, you find the government of Belgorod, as extensive as that of Kiovia: It is one of the most fertile provinces of Russia, furnishing Poland with prodigious numbers of large cattle, known by the name of Ukrain [sic] oxen.
  • 1762, George Sale, Archibald Bower, George Shelvocke, John Campbell, John Swinton, An Universal History, From the Earliest Account of Time, v 35 (“The History of Russia”), London: T. Osborne et al:
    [p 19] The result of all was, that these Cosaks remained under the protection of Russia; and, as their former country wase entirely laid waste in the late wars, they settled in the Russian Ukraine, upon receiving formal assurances from the court of Russia, that no alteration should be made in their political constitution, and that no taxes whatever should be laid upon them.
    [p 20] The country of these Cosaks, who are an assemblage of ancient Roxelans, Sarmatians, and Tartars, is called the Ocraine or Ukraine.
    [p 20, note] The word Ocraine, or Ukraine, properly signifies a frontier.
    [p 22–23] A part of little Russia, inhabited by Cosaks, is one of the most fruitful provinces of this whole empire, and supplies Poland with prodigious quantities of black cattle, well known by the name of Ukraine oxen.
    [p 155] The Muscovite, Novogrodian, and Ukrainian dialects, are the most used in Russia, together with that of Archagel, which greatly resembles the Siberian.
    [p 190] The Livonians took Pleskow', and the Poles made themselves masters of Black Russia, the Ukraine, Podolia, and the city of Kiow.
    [p 443] As he had always flattered himself with the hopes of making the whole province of Ukraine declare in his favour, he crossed the Dezna, at some distance from Bathurin, and in the neighbourhood of the Dnieper; although he was encompassed by the Russian troops, part of whom pursued his rear-guard, while the rest were drawn up on the opposite side of the river, in order to obstruct his passage.
    [p 445] Such are the sentiments of humanity shewn by a king's confessor! but if the peasants of the Ukraine had been able to hang the regimented peasants of East-Gothland, who imagined they had a right to manch into so distant a country, in order to plunder those poor people of the few provisions, that were intended to keep their wives and children from starving, would not these Ukranians [sic] have had equal reason to extol their justice.
  • 1764, Tobias George Smollett, The Critical Review, or, Annals of Literature, v 18, London: W. Simpkin and R. Marshall, p 300:
    We are told, that the Podolian and the Ukranian [sic] nitre is produced by an elixivation of earth and ashes, and the process is extremely curious.
  • 1787, Johann Kaspar Riesbeck, Paul Henry Maty transl., Travels Through Germany, v 2, London: T. Cadell, p 131:
    The Tyrolese, Carinthians, Ukranians [sic], and Styrians, have as strong bodies as the Bohemians, but they are by no means as good soldiers as these, and without a doubt are the most wretched of all the Emperor's troops.
  • 1798, “Original Anecdotes and Remains of Eminent Persons”, in The Monthly Magazine, v 5, n 27, London: R. Philips, p 202:
    Her agents consisted of three brothers of the name of Orloff, two of whom were soldiers; Passick and Bibikoff, two subalterns of the princess Daschkaw, who in the bosom of servitude had conceived some notions of a republic; of Count Panin, governor of the present emperor, who had imbibed favourable ideas of a limited monarchy, during an embassy to the court of Stockholm; and of Cyril Razoumoffsky, who from being a peasant of the Ukraine, had become commandant of the guards of Ishmailoff; and Hetman of the Cossacks of Little Russia.
  • 1799, William Tooke, View of the Russian Empire During the Reign of Catharine the Second and to the Close of the Present Century, v 1, London: T.N. Longman and O. Rees, J. Debrett:
    [p 263] The ukrainian peasantry sow far more summer-grain, because the winter-sowing in their wet and snowless winters is apt to rot and so to render the harvest doubtful, which in the northern provinces is exactly the reverse. Instead of the light hook-plough, they use the large heavy ukrainian plough, and for the horse which in Russia is almost the only beast used for ploughing, here oxen are put to, of which sometimes eight are seen harnessed to one plough.
    [p 433–4] Thus, the nobility may send deputies: this the Ukrainians have long been accustomed to do, as also the Livonians and Esthonians: only of late, for the sake of preventing abuses, the form has been prescribed in which it is to be done.
    [p 505] There are three manufactories of paper in Mosco, and two-and-twenty others in various parts of the empire. Besides these there are (even in Siberia) a few others, which have either been lately erected, or, like the livonian and ukrainian, are not registered at the college of manufactures.