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(1815) Author: Matthew Consett - Tema: Sápmi and the Sami
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We were told that the mine we passed near
this place, is about two hundred and
twenty-six fathoms in depth.

In the last division of our journey we did
not travel over inhospitable deserts as
before, neither through woods of
immeasurable length, but through a fine, rich,
cultivated country. In short, the whole of
the road from Faulund to Upsala was
pleasant and agreeable. The tillage-ground
appeared to be well wrought and clear of
weeds, and to my surprise was judiciously
trenched. The grain principally
cultivated was rye, with a little barley, and
some wheat. The province of agriculture
is not altogether intrusted to men as in
England. Women here bear their part,
and handle the plough, which on that
account is made very light and small.

In the afternoon we arrived once more at
Upsala, and lost no time in viewing this
ancient city and university. This has been
a place of eminence from the earliest times
of the Swedish history. All the kings of
Sweden before the reformation were
crowned and buried here, and here queen

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