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(1815) Author: Matthew Consett - Tema: Sápmi and the Sami
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The a’kerbar, which grows in stony places,
and is reckoned a rarity at the first tables
in Sweden; it is preserved and used as a
desert, from which also they make a sort
wine: the hiorton, which grows in swamps,
of the size of the raspberry, is yellow, and
very delicious to the palate: and the
lingon, a fruit not unlike a cranbury, but as
large again, which is preserved and
generally used in Sweden to roast beef.

The forests of Lapland produce in great
perfection the spruce and silver fir.
Another species has lately been discovered here,
called the mazar-tree; it is a tall, thick,
and useful timber. The bole when cut in
two is beautifully variegated, and hard
enough to take an excellent polish. Tables
of great beauty, and other ornamental
furniture have been made of this wood, which
is purchased for this purpose by the Swedes
and their northern neighbours.

Lapland too has its flowers, which
during its short summer flourish in the
vallies. This country in general is very
mountainous and barren; the situations on its
lakes, however, and in the interstices of its
hills are picturesque and beautiful. But

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