- Project Runeberg -  A tour through Sweden, Swedish-Lapland, Finland and Denmark. In a series of letters /
133

(1815) Author: Matthew Consett - Tema: Sápmi and the Sami
Table of Contents / Innehåll | << Previous | Next >>
  Project Runeberg | Like | Catalog | Recent Changes | Donate | Comments? |   

Full resolution (JPEG) - On this page / på denna sida - LETTER XXXIX.

scanned image

<< prev. page << föreg. sida <<     >> nästa sida >> next page >>


Below is the raw OCR text from the above scanned image. Do you see an error? Proofread the page now!
Här nedan syns maskintolkade texten från faksimilbilden ovan. Ser du något fel? Korrekturläs sidan nu!

This page has been proofread at least once. (diff) (history)
Denna sida har korrekturlästs minst en gång. (skillnad) (historik)

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
molestation.

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

<< prev. page << föreg. sida <<     >> nästa sida >> next page >>


Project Runeberg, Sat Sep 17 23:34:44 2016 (aronsson) (diff) (history) (download) << Previous Next >>
http://runeberg.org/cmtourswed/0142.html

Valid HTML 4.0! All our files are DRM-free