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(1815) Author: Matthew Consett - Tema: Sápmi and the Sami
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There is an anecdote related of this
prince which happened at the time of his
receiving this present. As it in some
measure had an influence on his future conduct
towards the ladies, I will tell it you,
without, however, vouching for its authenticity.
Very early the next morning after he had
received this present, before it was light,
he waited privately upon the general.
After much knocking, the door was opened
by a maid-servant, and in a few moments
the royal visitor was at the bed-side of the
general. After returning thanks for so
acceptable a present, and a long discourse
qn the general’s new plan of sending a
cannon ball to its greatest distance, he took
his leave, and was lighted down stairs by
the same maid-servant that introduced him.

Though unaccustomed to acts of
gallantry, and always upon his guard against
excesses of this kind, yet for once Charles
was surprised by an amorous inclination.
Observing the attendant to be a young and
handsome girl, he attempted to take some
liberties with her which were not
agreeable. Being a native of Dahlarna, and not
knowing, or pretending not to know the

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