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JEWGENIJ ABRAMOVICH BARATYNSKI (1800-...

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Originally appearing in Volume V03, Page 380 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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JEWGENIJ ABRAMOVICH BARATYNSKI (1800-1844), Russian poet, was educated at the royal school at St Petersburg and then entered the army. He served for eight years in Finland, where he composed his first poem Eda. Through the interest of friends he obtained leave from the tsar to retire fromthe army, and settled in 1827 near Moscow. There he completed his chief work The Gipsy, a poem written in the style of Pushkin. He'died in 1844 at Naples, whither he had gone for the sake of the milder climate. A collected edition of his poems appeared at St Petersburg, in 2 vols. in 1835; later editions, Moscow 1869, and Kazan 1884. BARB. (1) (From Lat. barba, a beard), a term used in various senses, of the folds of mucous membrane under the tongue of horses and cattle, and of a disease affecting that part, of the wattles round the mouth of the barbel, of the backward turned points of an arrow and of the piece of folded linen worn over the neck by nuns. (2) (From Fr. barbe, meaning " from Barbary "), a name applied to a breed of horses imported by the Moors into Spain from Barbary, and to a breed of pigeons.
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