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(1815) Author: Matthew Consett - Tema: Sápmi and the Sami
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burgo-masters and twenty-four rodmen or
aldermen. The king’s palace is
magnificent. The Exchange is also a good and
spacious building, the resort of many
capital merchants. The churches here are
superbly decorated with a great variety of
splendid ornaments. The people shew you
much politeness, and dress in a style
resembling that of the Spaniards. The almost
obsolete French fashion is still in practice
among the men, as they seldom meet but
they salute each other.

The day after our arrival we dined at a
tavern, remarkable for dirt and bad
accommodation. In the evening we went to the
opera; the house is a handsome building,
magnificently lighted up. His majesty,
the young prince, and many of the nobility
were present. The dresses of the actors
were superb; the performance, a Swedish
historical piece representing Gustavus I.
besieging the city of Stockholm, and
routing the Danes out of the country. A
magnificent statue is erected before the
diet-house in memory of that prince, whom the
Swedes regard at this day as their deliverer
from Danish tyranny.

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