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(1815) Author: Matthew Consett - Tema: Sápmi and the Sami
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astronomer Tycho Brahe in the isle of Huen,
which was demolished in his reign. The
top of this tower is flat, surrounded with
iron rails; the ascent to it is fifteen-foot
broad, and so easy that it is not
exaggeration to say that a coach may go up it. The
Danes called it Stellebung, from the use
for which it was intended. There is a
museum here containing many curiosities
both of nature and art.

The government of Denmark is an
hereditary monarchy. Its military
establishment about forty thousand men. The laws
of this kingdom deserve the admiration and
imitation of all other states. They are
contained in one volume of no great bulk,
and are easily understood by the very
meanest of the people. Justice here is of
a very summary nature. A man’s fortune
can neither be diminished nor his heart
broken by a tedious law-suit. The
determination of no suit, however great its
importance, can be protracted beyond one
year and a month. For this reason the
number of lawyers in this country is but
small. There are three courts in Denmark:
the city or town court, from whence there

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