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(1815) Author: Matthew Consett - Tema: Sápmi and the Sami
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member, must be guarded with great care,
for they will not suffer it to be used
licentiously against the state, or in any political
matter. Murder and manslaughter are
punished in Denmark by decapitation.
Burglaries and petty thefts are not
common; and you may walk the streets at all
hours of the night or day, without any

Agriculture would flourish better, if it
were better encouraged. The oppression,
however, which the farmer meets with
from the owner of his lands entirely damps
the spirit of improvement. They succeed
extremely well in the breed of horses, which
are a contrast to those of Sweden, being
from sixteen to seventeen hands high.

Literature flourishes at Copenhagen.
There is a very good and well endowed
university, as well as an academy of
sciences. I must not omit to mention the
observatory or round tower, which was
built by the order of Christian IV. who
laid the first stone himself in 1637. It was
finished in 1642 and called Uraniburg,
being built instead of that of the same
name belonging to the celebrated

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