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(1924) [MARC] Author: Fredrika Bremer
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“I should like to write there; I should be able
to write there very well!” she said. “I should
like to write in Sweden!”

I said that the voyage thither was dreadfully
difficult and long—it was a thing hardly to be
thought of!

“Ah, but I should not trouble myself about
that,” she said; “I am so fond of the water! and
could write a great deal in Sweden—See there!
now my parasol has fallen! and the handle is
broken; yes, that is what I expected. Yesterday
I broke my spectacles with the gold frame, and
now I must use my silver ones! I am always
breaking something—however, I have not yet
broken my neck!”

“Then everything is not lost yet!” I said, laughing;
and as I saw Professor Hart coming up the
steps to my airy saloon, I hastened to make him
acquainted with the “American Harp,” and leaving
her to him, I vacated the field.

(To the Scientist, H. C. Oersted, Copenhagen)
Sea-side, New Jersey, August 10.
I have often
heard your name mentioned with honor in the
New World, together with those of Linné and
Berzelius. Professor Henry was the first who
made your scientific works known in this country.
And it would delight you to know the rapidity and

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