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(1815) Author: Matthew Consett - Tema: Sápmi and the Sami
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approaching the altar, invests himself in a
rich embroidered cope, and also officiates
according to many Roman Catholic customs.
Above the altar-table, the ascension of our
Saviour is represented in solid gold, inlaid
with silver of most exquisite workmanship,
well worth the traveller’s attention. There
were many crucifixes of solid silver and
gold.

Afterwards we were conducted to the
church of Redesholm, where lie interred
many of the Swedish kings. The sepulchre
of Charles XII. had been attempted to be
opened, out of curiosity, when Prince
Henry of Prussia visited Stockholm, about
twenty years ago, but being of marble and
the lid beginning to break, they desisted.
The Lutherans are very rigid in their
attendance upon divine service, but when that
is over, as in France and other foreign
countries, they go to plays, operas, and all
kind of amusements.

On the 12th we dined with the English
minister, where a Swedish admiral, several
officers of distinction, and many English
gentlemen, were present. Sir Thomas paid

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