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(1815) Author: Matthew Consett - Tema: Sápmi and the Sami
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surprised to see them set aside every
unnecessary reserve, and with the greatest
politeness, freedom, and good humour entertain
us with every information which we wished.

The city of Upsala is a pleasant and
healthful situation: in the lower part of
the city there is a fine square which forms
the market-place; on an eminence is the
castle, which consists of many beautiful
and lofty buildings chiefly of wood,
commanding a distant but most extensive view
of the Gulf of Bothnia; from hence there
is a most commodious communication with
Stockholm. The renowned Linnæus first
formed here his celebrated botanical garden.
It affords no extraordinary appearance to
a stranger ignorant of botany, but is matter
of much curiosity to students in that science.

The fair in this place will not allow
themselves to pass unobserved. I should
not therefore excuse myself of rudeness, if
I were to omit the least appearance of
respect. They shew great attention to
strangers, and assume a peculiar gaiety which
in England might have the appearance of
levity. It may not, however, appear so
very extraordinary that these ladies should

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