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(1815) Author: Matthew Consett - Tema: Sápmi and the Sami
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Herculaneum, with other Roman
curiosities. There is also a well-collected library,
which does the royal foundress much credit.
This palace is the favourite summer
residence of his present majesty; I was
therefore the more astonished to see so little
attention paid, to render it neat and




The city of Stockholm, though at
present the metropolis of the kingdom of
Sweden, was, not many centuries ago, a
place of no great importance. Indeed we
are told, that not much above three
hundred years since, it was only an island with
two or three cottages for fishermen: but
upon building a castle here to watch the
motions of their Russian neighbours, and
afterwards the court making this a place
of residence, it was raised by degrees to its
present state of prosperity. This castle
was burnt down about a century ago, but

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