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Página 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...
Página 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.
Página 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.
Página 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.
Página 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...
Página 159 - ... admits, that the Laplanders are not entirely exempt from those vices which ever prevail more or less amongst mankind in a state of society. They cannot resist the temptation of ebriety, and yield to the allurements of avarice. They will get drunk, like the men of other countries, when strong liquor comes in their way ; and cannot avoid cheating, like other dealers, when they can do it without danger of detection. The skins of the reindeer are more or less valuable, according to die season in...
Página 47 - We soon discovered that we had no longer to do with the Finlanders, who are a sober, robust, and hardy race of people ; we had now to deal with a set of wretches, who cared only for fermented liquors, and were unwilling to work. In this manner we went on for six mile* from the beginning of our journey, in which distance they stopped to take rest about fifty times, and as many times each of them asked for brandy. If we had not come to the resolution to deny them when they asked, we should have made...
Página 110 - Lapland, is no longer heard in this scene of desolation; the ruggedness of the dark grey rock is not covered by a single shrub ; the only music is the hoarse murmuring of the waves, ever and anon renewing their assaults on the huge masses that oppose them.
Página 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...