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(1815) Author: Matthew Consett - Tema: Sápmi and the Sami
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inform you, how they performed their
journey and voyage, how they were
received and treated in England, and by
what means they returned to their native
country. Certain it is, we had no difficulty
in persuading them to undertake this
enterprise. They immediately accepted our
offers, and relied with the greatest
confidence on our professions. As their minds
were entirely uncorrupted by the influence
of foreign intercourse, as they had never
travelled beyond their native mountains, as
their return was at least uncertain, it is
very remarkable that they should so easily
be prevailed upon to leave their friends and
connexions, their huts and their flocks, to
undertake a dangerous, or at least a tedious,
journey and voyage, to visit a country of
which they were ignorant, and reside among
a people whose manners and customs they
could not know. This probably may insome
measure be accounted for from the poverty
of their own country. Yet still we find in
the history of the human race, an
inclination deeply rooted and strong, towards our
native home. There is something in the

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