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(1815) Author: Matthew Consett - Tema: Sápmi and the Sami
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as Sir Henry George Liddell, as few can
have that convenience and ground for them
to walk on that he has at Eslington-castle,
one of his country-seats, situated in the
northern part of the county of
Northumberland. Upon the estate there are several
large fir plantations, besides very extensive
moors abounding in white moss, a sort of
food they are particularly fond of:
notwithstanding, they will eat good grass or
fog. From their present appearance there
seems no doubt but that they will
become very numerous, and amply repay
Sir H. G. L. for his great expense in
bringing them to England.

The female Laplanders were received in
this country as great curiosities, and visited
by all ranks of people. And probably they
were as curious to see others, as others
were to see them. I have before told you
that they were lively and chearful; I may
add also that they were graceful and
unaffected. The natural habits and
constitutions of these two females were truly
amiable: their tempers steady and
unvariable, their happy dispositions pictured in

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