Travels Through Sweden, Finland, and Lapland, to the North Cape, in the Years 1798 and 1799, Volym 1


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Sida 181 - Around in sympathetic mirth Its tricks the kitten tries ; The cricket chirrups in the hearth ; The crackling faggot flies.
Sida 172 - Sweden, and particularly that of the capital, has left this general impression on my mind, that a greater progress has been made in the sciences and arts, both liberal and mechanical, by the Swedes, than by any other nation, struggling...
Sida 297 - If, however, a stranger open the door, and come on the bathers by surprise, the women are not a little startled at his appearance; for, besides his person, he introduces along with him, by opening the door, a great quantity of light, which discovers at once to view their situation, as well as forms.
Sida 185 - In spite of all our expedients for discovering the evenest paths, our sledges were every moment overturned to the right or the left ; and frequently the legs of one or other of the company raised perpendicularly in the air, served as a signal for the whole caravan to halt. The inconvenience and the danger of our journey were still farther increased by the following circumstance.
Sida 299 - Or cloy the hungry edge of appetite, By bare imagination of a...
Sida 43 - ... brought to the place where it was wanted. In order to prevent it as much as possible from freezing, they constantly kept stirring it about with a stick ; but even this operation had only a partial effect. At last, by the united power of many engines, which launched forth a great...
Sida 68 - ... with which it is seasoned. After dinner the ladies do not leave him to his bottle ; he is expected to adjourn immediately with them to the drawing-room, where the company, after thanking the matter and mistress of the house with a polite or rather ceremonious bow for their good cheer, are regaled with tea and coffee.
Sida 189 - ... with places where you may get horses. You travel partly by land, and partly over the ice of the sea. The distance between some of these islands amounts to no less than eight or ten miles.
Sida 296 - ... heavy load, by throwing the pannier on the ground. In one parish in Finland (one of these parishes, it is to be observed, is equal in extent to a whole province of most other countries), it is the custom for young women to wear, suspended at their girdles, the case or sheath of a knife, as a sign that they are unmarried, and would have no objection to a husband.
Sida 67 - ... and liqueur, or brandy ; and by the tasting of these previous to their repast, endeavour to give an edge to their appetite, and to stimulate the stomach to perform its office. After this prelude, the...

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