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(1815) Author: Matthew Consett - Tema: Sápmi and the Sami
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gardens, tea-drinking places, &c. Copenhagen
is a handsome well-built town, and
notwithstanding its disadvantageous situation,
which is in a flat marshy country, yet is
there a magnificent appearance in most of
the structures. The king’s palace
especially has a distinguishing royalty which
strikes the stranger’s eye. The churches
are neat, and not quite so gaudily
decorated as those of the Swedes. The women
are fair, well made, and not unlike the
English. Not far from Copenhagen is an
island called Amak, inhabited by a singular
people, originally Dutch, but now living
under the Danish government. They were
placed here by Elizabeth, wife of
Christian II. and sister of the Emperor Charles V.
for the purpose of supplying her with
vegetables and country fare. They wear one
uniform of coarse black cloth. The habits
of the women are of the same colour, with
caps of uncommon form, and most
curiously plaited. They pay a tax to the king
for that peculiarity off dress, though it is
of their own manufactory. They are a most

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