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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
comfortable.


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LETTER XXXI



Stockholm.

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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