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(1924) [MARC] Author: Fredrika Bremer
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St. Theresa was not there. An Irishman jabbered
an unintelligible jargon, and in not one of these
houses of God could I observe or obtain that which
I sought for—edification. There was, at all events,
life and ardor in the church of the negro assembly.

(To Her Majesty, Carolina Amalia, Queen Dowager of
Denmark)

                        Cuba, West Indies, April, 1851.


Your Majesty-“Write to me from America!”
were Your Majesty’s last kind words to me at parting,
when I had the pleasure of seeing Your Majesty
at Sorgenfri.

From Cuba, better than from any other point
on this side of the globe, I can speak of the New
World, because Cuba lies between North and
South America; the Anglo-Norman and the Spanish
races here meet, for good and for evil, secretly
and openly combating for dominion; and in the
midst of this wondrously beautiful scenery, which
belongs to the tropics (beneath which the greater
part of South America is situated), beneath the
tropical sun, among palm trees and coffee
plantations, one sees already the homes of the North
American, railroads, and shops. The Anglo-American
“go-ahead” here comes in contact with

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