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(1815) Author: Matthew Consett - Tema: Sápmi and the Sami
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Our continuance at Stockholm lays us
under great obligations to Sir Thomas
Wroughton, who has given orders to his
secretary to attend us upon several
excursions, particularly to Drottingholm
palace, which is well worth the stranger’s
notice. We passed the lake Meller in
the admiral’s barge, which Sir Thomas
had procured us for the occasion. This
palace is a stately fabric, situated on the
banks of the lake Meller; the gardens,
though expensive, did not impress us with
the idea of royalty. They are very much
neglected, and laid out in the Dutch taste,
which began to prevail in England in the
time of King William. I must own I
was equally disappointed in the paintings.
Though I pretend not to be any great
connoisseur in this agreeable art, yet I could
discern that they were more adapted to an
attic story or lumber-garret, than to be
used as the ornamental decorations of a
royal palace.

There is at this place a very curious
collection of antiquities by the late Queen
Dowager, particularly from the ruins of

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