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(1815) Author: Matthew Consett - Tema: Sápmi and the Sami
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To-morrow we intend to pursue our
journey to Lapland; when I return to
Stockholm I shall continue my reflections
upon either the customs, manners, or
politics of this people, as it may happen. But
do not suppose that this shall in the mean
time prevent your hearing from me. I
shall write as often as I am able,
presuming on your friendship, that I cannot
too often subscribe myself yours, &c.


*

LETTER XI.



Upsala, 13th June.

Upsala, where we arrived this morning
on our road to Lapland, is the first
university of eminence and repute in Sweden.
Many foreigners and students of different
nations, even from England, resort here
for education. The professors of science
and language are men of unquestionable
abilities, and of great reputation for
learning. I had the pleasure of dining with two
of these professional gentlemen. Instead,
as I expected, of finding them a formal
and precise people, I was agreeably

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