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(1815) Author: Matthew Consett - Tema: Sápmi and the Sami
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or glowing tints of the most celebrated
English Belle.

We had no great difficulty in persuading
them to take this journey. They seemed
so satisfied that our intentions were good,
and relied so entirely upon the promise of
Sir H. G. L. that he would send them
safely back again to their friends and country,
that they made very little opposition to his
proposals. In all probability the poverty
of these females, joined to an enterprising
spirit, occasioned their easy acquiescence.
They thought that if they returned at all,
a circumstance they saw no room to doubt,
they would not return in the same state of
indigence in which they then were.

It is more surprising that their parents
should consent to their undertaking this
arduous journey. They did so, without
any bribe or any other consideration than
the faithful promise of our baronet. They
dropt,
indeed, some natural tears, but wiped
them, soon.
From Igsund, they
accompanied their children a part of their journey,
then took an affectionate leave and returned
home. How extraordinary was the

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