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(1815) Author: Matthew Consett - Tema: Sápmi and the Sami
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we took our departure and travelled with
wonderful velocity to Mariestadt, where
we breakfasted. This is a large town upon
the same beautiful and extensive lake.
The woods were remarkably fine and thick
on each side of the road, which is good,
but mountainous. We found this a long
and tedious stage, yet the variety of objects,
wood, water, and rocks, beautifully
arranged, rendered it agreeable. The woods
were so extensive that we could seldom see
their limits. Of the feathered tribe which
we met with in this country, were the
chader, ora, and black cock: of the
quadrupeds, the wolf, the bear, red and fallow
deer, foxes, hares, and, it is said, some few
elks.

This evening we rested, if it might be so
called, at Blacksta; beds worse than before,
and as the luxury of sheets was not to be
had, we slept in our clothes; and even these
did not protect us from troublesome
companions, a large species of the flea peculiar
to that country.

We continued our journey the day
following, and passed through a barren

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