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(1815) Author: Matthew Consett - Tema: Sápmi and the Sami
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and all the hardships of a seaman’s life.
But, I think, I had better draw a curtain
before this painting, lest, like the child that
dresses up a giant, in our present situation
I should happen to be afraid of the creature
of my own fancy.

When we arrive at Gottenburg, which
we hourly expect, I will give you the
journal of our voyage; and, as occasion offers,
will continue my narrative during the
remainder of our expedition. Though, in
all probability you will not meet with much
novelty, for I pretend not to vie with such
celebrated travellers as Coxe or Wraxal,
yet such reflections you will meet with as
will at least satisfy your curiosity, how we
executed our agreeable scheme.

We took our departure from Ravensworth-castle,
the seat of Sir H. G. L., on
the 24th day of May, 1786; and embarked
about six the same evening at Shields on
board the Gottenburg-merchant, Captain
George Fothergill. We got under-way
about twelve o’clock at night, with a brisk
gale at W. N. W.

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