Unprotected Females in Norway; Or, The Pleasantest Way of Travelling There, Passing Through Denmark and Sweden. With Scandinavian Sketches from Nature
G. Routledge & Company Farringdon Street, 1857 - Norway - 295 pages
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Page 3 - ... on in travelling much better than with gentlemen : they set about things in a quieter manner, and always have their own way; while men are sure to go into passions and make rows, if things are not right immediately. Should ladies have no escort with them, then every one is so civil, and trying of what use they can be ; while, when there is a gentleman of the party, no one thinks of interfering, but all take it for granted they are well provided for. The only use of a gentleman in travelling is...
Page 3 - We two ladies, having gone before, show how practicable the journey must be, though we have found out, and will maintain, that ladies alone get on in travelling much better than with gentlemen : they set about things in a quieter manner, and always have their own way ; while men are sure to get into passions, and make rows, if things are not right immediately. Should ladies have no escort with them, then every one is so civil, and trying of what use they can be ; while, when there is a gentleman...
Page 4 - ... polkas, woollen stockings, and hobnail shoes, are the proper Norwegian accoutrements, with a light hooded waterproof cloak to go over all, much the same as would be taken for a Highland tour ; with the addition of two other things, — a driving-whip and fishing-rod : the former is generally represented by a switch at the - Norwegian posting-houses ; and it is the greatest resource in the world to have the latter to throw into the nearest stream, without the fear of a loud ' Holloa ! ' if kept...
Page 92 - ... with having forgotten us, received some answer about having " been upstairs, but not liking to touch such waxwork." They kept such a mysterious distance off at the same time, and looked so awe-struck, that, knowing their superstitions, we thought they might take us for water-sprites arriving at so unearthly an hour ; and to dispel the illusion, which was inconvenient, being hungry, seized a spade and dug up a good dish of potatoes, which the Kone (good-wife) then at once consented to allow the...
Page 151 - Sverre's day, the little water-butts standing by each door as he ordered. Now the first walk in Bergen is a treat; to see something so singular yet so pretty left in the world, each house different in size, and...
Page 271 - MUSEUM. 285 the giant of all the Danish lions, Thorwaldsen's Museum, and on Sunday go again to see the ennobling admiration of all classes for their great sculptor. Collected into a Pompeian building suited to their classic style, his lovely creations stand in sweet simplicity — Denmark adorned by Denmark's child. Forget not that in the quietest, coolest court, sleeps the man himself, beneath a plain marble slab — for who would dare to design a monument for Thorwaldsen...
Page 217 - Pfeiffer has been rather active, but she confesses to being skinny and wiry, and was able to wriggle about unmolested ; the English or Americans are rarely of that make, and so generally blooming and attractive, that it must be a certain inborn right of conquest which makes them nearly always the first to penetrate into the arcana of countries triumphantly.
Page 2 - If, reader, you also like an unsophisticated country, inhabited by a fine race of upright peasantry, who will receive you as a guest, not cheat you as a traveller...
Page 201 - Among the Norwegian mountaineers none exhibit a truer picture of the grand and terrible nature which surrounds them than the race which inhabit the valley of Hallingdal. They are quick, intelligent, robust, and agile. The violent jumps and leaps which distinguish their national dance are so famous over the whole country, that these dances have got the general name of ' Hailing,' the name also of the music that accompanies them.
Page 85 - GENTLEMAN. 89 numbers beneath, mark the quantity of road, or number of Alen, each peasant is required to keep in order, even though his land be far off ; and that is the reason there are no tolls or turnpikes ; also, that those curious things, meeting in a point, like the jaw-bones of a whale from a museum, are snow-ploughs, drawn sometimes by ten horses, to clear a path for the postman's carriole in winter, when the road is only defined by the tops of the tall poles ; and finally, that the drove...