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(1889) [MARC] Author: Mary Wollstonecraft With: Henry Morley
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observations and reflections as the circumstances draw
forth, without losing time, by endeavouring to arrange
them.

Travelling in Sweden is very cheap, and even
commodious, if you make but the proper arrangements.
Here, as in other parts of the Continent, it is necessary
to have your own carriage, and to have a servant who
can speak the language, if you are unacquainted with
it. Sometimes a servant who can drive would be found
very useful, which was our case, for I travelled in
company with two gentlemen, one of whom had a
German servant who drove very well. This was all
the party; for not intending to make a long stay, I
left my little girl behind me.

As the roads are not much frequented, to avoid
waiting three or four hours for horses, we sent, as
is the constant custom, an avant courier the night
before, to order them at every post, and we constantly
found them ready. Our first set I jokingly termed
requisition horses; but afterwards we had almost
always little spirited animals that went on at a round
pace.

The roads, making allowance for the ups and downs,
are uncommonly good and pleasant. The expense,
including the postillions and other incidental things,
does not amount to more than a shilling the Swedish
mile.

The inns are tolerable; but not liking the rye bread,
I found it necessary to furnish myself with some
wheaten before I set out. The beds, too, were
particularly disagreeable to me. It seemed to me that I

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