Travels Through Sweden, Finland, and Lapland, to the North Cape, in the Years 1798 and 1799, Volume 2

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J. Mawman, 1802 - Finland - 4 pages

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Page 56 - Is not the whole land before thee? separate thyself, I pray thee, from me: if thou wilt take the left hand, then I will go to the right; or if thou depart to the right hand, then I will go to the left.
Page 98 - I believe such deep and numerous inlets of the sea, as those we have crossed, are not to be met with in any other part of the world...
Page 111 - The northern sun, creeping at midnight at the distance of five diameters along the horizon, and the immeasurable ocean in apparent contact with the skies, form the grand outlines in the sublime picture presented to the astonished spectator. The incessant cares and pursuits of anxious mortals are recollected as a dream $ the various forms and energies of animated nature are forgotten ; the earth is contemplated only in its elements, and as constituting a part of the solar system.
Page 127 - Reignard,1 that it is a journey " he would not but have made for all the gold in the world ; and which, for all the gold in the world, he would not make over again.
Page 154 - Laplanders descend the steep gidt-s of a mountain, when covered •with snow and ice, with incredible velocity. They make use of a particular kind of snow shoe, differing greatly from that which bears the same name in the northern parts of America : it is a piece of wood of...
Page 110 - The North Cape is an enormous rock, which, projecting far into the ocean, and being exposed to all the fury of the waves and the . outrage of tempests, crumbles every year more and more into ruins. Here every thing is solitary, every thing is steril, every thing sad and desponds ent.
Page 154 - Ihck their bodies supported by their heels, or their entire weight bearing upon the toes. The American Indians, or savages as they are termed, use the same posture, and the ingenious historical painter, who has represented the treaty of the great Penn with die Indians at the settlement of that flourishing colony which now bears his name, has not omitted to embellish his picture with the figure of an Indian in this...
Page 157 - Gospel, with a part of the Psalms, both in the Lapland and Danish tongues ; particularly a venerable old man of seventy years of age, who was able to recite a great part of the Catechism, though he never knew a letter in his life, nor had ever committed any thing to memory before. This instance of the power of memory does not appear at all incredible. The Arabs, and other pastoral tribes, who are in the habit of amusing their leisure by telling and listening to tales, will remember them though very...
Page 35 - Finlanders ; but we found ourselves disappointed : however, we were forced to put up with what convenience the people could offer us ; and therefore, when it was time to retire to reft, we were accommodated with rein-deer skins, laid over small birchen twigs and leaves, which were spread on the ground, in a small apartment filled with smoke.
Page 35 - Lapland fishers, who had fixed their constant; habitation there. We found fires every where kept up : the pigs had their fire, the cows had theirs ; there was one in the inside of the house, and another without, close to the door. The Lapland houses are not so large as those of the Finlanders. The...

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