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(1815) Author: Matthew Consett - Tema: Sápmi and the Sami
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possess some knowledge of the softer
passions, having all the advantage of a college

It must not be considered as a particular
want of respect to the married ladies of
Upsala, if I remark that at this place some
fell under our observation, whose conduct
and behaviour still less obeyed the rules of
decorum, than the unmarried fair ones I
have already mentioned. I am not the first
traveller that has had occasion to make this
remark, not on Sweden only, but on many
of the northern kingdoms, particularly
Germany. Whatever reason may be
assigned for this, it is certainly true. And it
would be well if in more fashionable
countries, the mask of matrimony were not so
frequently made use of as a covering for
levity and dissipation, a screen for the
improper indulgence of licentious

This celebrated city and university
deserves a more particular attention than I
am present able to bestow upon it. When
we return, which we shall do, through this
place, I will endeavour to give you a better
account of its history.

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