- Project Runeberg -  Letters written during a short residence in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark /

(1889) [MARC] Author: Mary Wollstonecraft With: Henry Morley
Table of Contents / Innehåll | << Previous | Next >>
  Project Runeberg | Like | Catalog | Recent Changes | Donate | Comments? |   

Full resolution (JPEG) - On this page / på denna sida - Letter XVI

scanned image

<< prev. page << föreg. sida <<     >> nästa sida >> next page >>

Below is the raw OCR text from the above scanned image. Do you see an error? Proofread the page now!
Här nedan syns maskintolkade texten från faksimilbilden ovan. Ser du något fel? Korrekturläs sidan nu!

This page has been proofread at least once. (diff) (history)
Denna sida har korrekturlästs minst en gång. (skillnad) (historik)

scene. There was everything to drive me back, nothing
to excite sympathy in a rude tumult, of the senses,
which I foresaw would end in a gross debauch. What
was to be done? No bed was to be had, or even a
quiet corner to retire to for a moment; all was lost in
noise, riot, and confusion.

After some debating they promised me horses, which
were to go on to Uddervalla, two stages. I requested
something to eat first, not having dined; and the
hostess, whom I have mentioned to you before as
knowing how to take care of herself, brought me a
plate of fish, for which she charged a rix-dollar and
a half. This was making hay whilst the sun shone.
I was glad to get out of the uproar, though not
disposed to travel in an incommodious open carriage all
night, had I thought that there was any chance of
getting horses.

Quitting Quistram I met a number of joyous groups,
and though the evening was fresh many were stretched
on the grass like weary cattle; and drunken men had
fallen by the road-side. On a rock, under the shade of
lofty trees, a large party of men and women had lighted
a fire, cutting down fuel around to keep it alive all
night. They were drinking, smoking, and laughing
with all their might and main. I felt for the trees
whose torn branches strewed the ground. Hapless
nymphs! your haunts, I fear, were polluted by many
an unhallowed flame, the casual burst of the moment!

The horses went on very well; but when we drew
near the post-house the postillion stopped short, and
neither threats nor promises could prevail on him to

<< prev. page << föreg. sida <<     >> nästa sida >> next page >>

Project Runeberg, Sun Jul 3 21:40:11 2016 (aronsson) (diff) (history) (download) << Previous Next >>

Valid HTML 4.0! All our files are DRM-free