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(1815) Author: Matthew Consett - Tema: Sápmi and the Sami
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comparable to these; swamps, morasses, &c.
are all equally made good; and those fine
woods and gravel roads have so beautiful
an effect, that the traveller might frequently
suppose himself entering the avenue or
approach to some great mansion. We
stopped at a very neat town called
Lidkioping, near the beautiful lake Wenner,
which is the largest in Sweden, being about
one hundred miles long, and seventy-five
broad. The river Gotha runs from hence
by Gottenburg to the sea. At Trolhetta
there are several cataracts of great height
and magnificence. In one place it falls
over a rock sixty feet high with such a
noise, that it is heard at the distance of
two hundred furlongs. The timber that
is floated down this river falls over this
precipice with such impetuosity, that it
disappears for a considerable time before it
makes its appearance again. The bed into
which this cataract falls has been sounded
by lines of several hundred fathom but
never discovered. The same night we slept
at Enebacken; our beds bad, and horrid
accommodations as usual.

Very early in the morning on the 5th,

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