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(1815) Author: Matthew Consett - Tema: Sápmi and the Sami
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scruple to inform him of their reluctance to
leave that land of hospitality.

Though the untutored minds of these
girls could never have been taught any of
the sublime virtues, or impressed with a
proper sense of gratitude, yet from all these
circumstances it is evident that they
possessed it in all its purity. They lost no
opportunity in England, or in Sweden, and,
I doubt not, afterwards in Lapland, of
gratefully acknowledging the favours of
their munificent benefactor. When they
returned to their native huts, they found
themselves possessed of wealth, much
superior to their neighbours: for opulence
entirely depends upon comparison. They
possessed in English coin fifty pounds,
which in the currency of Sweden is equal
to one thousand two hundred and fifty
dollars silver mint, or three thousand seven
hundred and fifty, copper mint. Nor was
this all their riches; they had besides, many
bountiful presents of trinkets, both
valuable and numerous. — It is one part of the
ceremony at a Lapland wedding to adorn

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