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(1815) Author: Matthew Consett - Tema: Sápmi and the Sami
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night. We travelled the three first stages
over barren heaths, morasses, &c. A rocky
wild scene around us afforded us but little
pleasure, as our eye could neither be
gratified by a fine prospect, nor our palate by
a satisfaction of a different nature. We
were at length agreeably relieved by
entering a rich cultivated country; delightful,
well-watered vallies, lakes ornamented with
many trees and beautiful overhanging rocks.
At Tibia we were not unpleasantly
surprised with a tolerable dinner, and we
arrived the same evening at Stockholm.

A description of this metropolis I must
defer till I have had an opportunity of
examining the scenes around me. Here,
however, we are, safe and well; and able
to inform you how sincerely I remain, &c.



Stockholm, June 12, 1786.

The city of Stockholm is a well-built
town, though badly paved. It is
surrounded by the Baltic sea and lake Meller at
their confluence. It is governed by two

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