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(1815) Author: Matthew Consett - Tema: Sápmi and the Sami
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Sir H. G. L.’s liberality of three rix dollars
was here most humanely applied and
gratefully received by a poor indigent boor, who
had reared a family of seven children with
hardly any other subsistence than the bark of
the fir-tree. The sight of such a sum, and the
possession of it also, almost overcame the
poor man: his meagre, pensive, and
melancholy visage soon brightened up and
changed to joy and gladness. Thousands
of his countrymen are in the same miserable
situation.

In the course of our journey this day,
after we passed Gumboda, we received an
invitation to dine with the dean of Bögde.
Our empty stomachs could by no means
refuse so well-timed an invitation. We
were received at the door by the dean and
his lady. The dean was a portly
good-looking, elderly gentleman, his lady young
and rather handsome.

After some little formal ceremony we
were ushered into a very handsome
apartment and set down to what we were now
quite strangers to, a good dinner. The
dean speaking neither French nor English,
accosted us in Latin. Sir Harry being the

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