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(1815) Author: Matthew Consett - Tema: Sápmi and the Sami
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neither do the gentlemen sit after the ladies
rise. Each gentlemen conducts a lady to
another suit of apartments where coffee is
ready prepared. Tea about three hours
after; then cards and music, or a walk till
supper. Upon this occasion several officers
both of naval and military distinction were
present.

The day after, we dined with Mr. Smith;
and were received by him with great politeness.
It is the etiquette of this country to
salute the hand of every lady you are
introduced to——a ceremony, you may be assured,
we did not forget upon this occasion. We
partook of a most elegant dinner, consisting
of various slight dishes. After coffee, Mr.
Bowes, Mr. Hall, jun., and myself, walked
with the ladies by the side of a beautiful
canal leading to the country, returned to tea
and cards; supped and spent the evening
very agreeably. Several Swedish, French,
and English songs were remarkably well
sung. About twelve we returned to our
lodgings.

On the 31st, we were accommodated
with the consul’s coach, and made an
excursion of a few miles into the country.

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