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(1815) Author: Matthew Consett - Tema: Sápmi and the Sami
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When our Lapland female adventurers
returned to their native country, we were
informed by a correspondent from Sweden,
that their appearance in that kingdom and
in the city of Stockholm, was not less
attended to as a novelty, than when they first
arrived in England. The curiosity of the
Swedes was great, and their interrogatories
many, concerning the reception they met
with in England. To all these questions
they were able to give the most satisfactory
answers. Their apparel, and their little
stock of riches, testified the manner in which
they had been treated: and they
themselves expressed the most grateful regard
to the hospitality of Ravensworth-castle,
and the liberal favours they had received
from its worthy owners.

When the king of Sweden’s brother heard
of their arrival at Stockholm, he expressed
a desire to see them. They were
accordingly ushered into his presence. The royal
Swede was very particular in inquiring
into all the circumstances of their journey.
Their replies all tended to the honour of
the English nation, and they did not

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