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(1815) Author: Matthew Consett - Tema: Sápmi and the Sami
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schools, which are carefully inspected by
the superior and dignified clergy. When
a youth attains a certain age, so as to be
capable either of trade or any professional line
of life, if he shews any particular marks of
genius, or an uncommon assiduity in any of
the walks of science, these ecclesiastical
directors report him to the king, who gives
orders, as the reward of his merit, that he
may receive an education suitably adapted
to his temper and the bent of his inclination.
If he continues his diligence and attention,
his promotion is certain. This truly
laudable institution and exemplary pattern may
well be thought worthy the imitation of
more enlightened nations, as it is certainly
productive of much emulation and
improvement. To dig the rough diamond from the
mine is doubtless a commendable labour,
but to polish it and make it fit for use
deserves the highest praises.




The Diet of the state, which is sitting at
this time, consists of the king and general

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