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(1815) Author: Matthew Consett - Tema: Sápmi and the Sami
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general are not unlike those of Lapland,
passing through very extensive forests,
over rocks and steep hills. We were much
delayed by the king’s retinue which was
then upon the road. All the post-horses, &c.
were engaged for their conveyance, which
prevented our arrival at Nordkoping till
two in the morning.

This is one of the largest and best-built
towns in the Swedish dominions, pleasantly
situated on the banks of a beautiful lake.
Notwithstanding which it could not so
much as afford either tolerable provision
or any comfortable accommodation. Happy
were we to find beds, though bad ones; to
these we retired like philosophers with the
old proverb in our mouths, “What cannot
be cured,” &c. We took our departure
so early the next morning from the famous
town of Nordkoping, that I lamented much
that we were not able to examine it with
more attention, as what I saw in passing
through appeared truly beautiful.

It stands upon a large space of ground ;
a beautiful river runs through the middle
of it; though not navigable, yet it has a
commercial appearance. Upon inquiry I

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