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(1815) Author: Matthew Consett - Tema: Sápmi and the Sami
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of her brother. She was not only well
skilled in all the parts of profound
literature, but her unlimited knowledge
extended through every system of politics. Early
in life she took much delight in the
cultivation of a strong natural understanding,
which she continued to improve to her
death. That she might have a retirement
proper for this purpose she built this small
palace in the garden at Drodenholm, which
is elegant and of most exquisite architecture.
The Chinese taste prevails most; there are
several apartments decorated with
mandarins, china-vases, and various ornaments,
which highly compliment her taste and
judgment. In this retirement she dedicated
her time to books, and by indefatigable
study became a proficient in almost every
language, but particularly in the Latin
tongue, which, it is said, she thoroughly
understood. The library, which is of her
own collection and extremely well chosen,
is now a standing testimony of her genius.
Her private character, whatever may have
been said by the tongue of slander, it is not
my business to investigate.

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