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(1815) Author: Matthew Consett - Tema: Sápmi and the Sami
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remembered, Linnæus, whom I have once
before mentioned, will not be forgotten.
The king himself bore testimony to his
merits in a public speech, which he made
soon after the death of that truly celebrated
man.

I must not forget to mention the
venerable cathedral at this place, in which lie
intombed the ancient kings of Sweden.
This is a very magnificent structure. In it
is an excellent organ, very beautifully
ornamented; there is also a clock very justly
mentioned by all historians of Upsala, as a
particular curiosity. It shews not only the
day, hour, and minute, but also the
remarkable motions of the heavenly bodies; and
besides these, it tells every festival, whether
fixed or moveable, with many other
singularly curious operations. Near the altar
the remains of King Eric stand inclosed in
a silver gilt box, where they have rested
quietly and undisturbed upwards of three
hundred years. Tradition says he was
slain by the Danes, in a battle, upon a
Sunday. The enemy approached Upsala
when the king was at his devotions in the

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