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(1815) Author: Matthew Consett - Tema: Sápmi and the Sami
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they more speedy in their growth than
perhaps any other part of the world. The
sun is eighteen hours and a half above the
horizon for some weeks. This in a great
measure excludes night, and the heat of
the sun multiplies in proportion to its




Architecture, as well as other arts
and sciences, is at this day in Sweden at
least a century behind England. I must
not, however, omit observing their method
of building bridges over their broadest and
deepest rivers, several of which we passed
in our excursion to the northern parts of
this kingdom. They are undoubtedly
tremendous to the stranger, who might
imagine with some kind of dread, that instead
of measuring the breadth of the waters he
is about to cross, he would first be obliged
to fathom the depth. They have no quay
or wall on either side of the river on which
to form a basis for such a building, it is

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