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(1815) Author: Matthew Consett - Tema: Sápmi and the Sami
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rash hero. It is surmised with
circumstantial probability that he fell by the hand of
some of his own army. It is certain, blood
is still to be seen on the gloves, and the
mark of his fingers is evident upon his
sword-belt. It seems as if he had put
his hand to the wound when shot,
and immediately attempted to draw bis
sword to stab, or defend himself against,
the assassin. Undoubtedly he had
involved his country in much debt and
many difficulties, but being of a turbulant spirit
(almost bordering on madness) would not
listen to the distresses and repeated
solicitations of his injured subjects. His
premature death, therefore, may be thus
accounted for without any improbability.
He fell a martyr to his ambition.

On Sunday the 11th, we went to St.
Nicholas’s church. After divine service
we were shewn many superb and costly
ornaments of silver and gold. As the
Lutheran profession is very different from the
Church of Rome, I was surprised to find
the popish mode of worship, with respect
to external splendor, so much adopted in
those churches. The priest, upon

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