The Land of the Midnight Sun: Summer and Winter Journeys Through Sweden, Norway, Lapland, and Northern Finland : with Descriptions of the Inner Life of the People, Their Manners and Customs, the Primitive Antiquities, Etc, Volume 1

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J. Murray, 1881 - Lapland
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Page 22 - Christianity, from the Birth of Christ to the Abolition of Paganism in the Roman Empire.
Page 10 - The Land of the Midnight Sun. Summer and Winter Journeys through Sweden, Norway, Lapland, and Northern Finland. With descriptions of the Inner Life of the People, their Manners, Customs, Primitive Antiquities, etc.
Page 208 - The Lord bless thee and keep thee. The Lord make his face to shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee. The Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.
Page 31 - The Cathedral: its Necessary Place in the Life and Work of the Church.
Page 114 - We stopped at the hamlet of Nedre Almindingen (nedre meaning "lower"), two Norwegian miles from the fjord, to rest for the night. I went from house to house, but failed to discover anybody, and began to fear that all the inhabitants had left for the mountains; the doors of every building were open. We shouted vigorously, but in vain — nobody came ; we ransacked the barns, the stables, and the dwelling-houses; I was very hungry — in fact, much more hungry than sleepy. Finally, after making a great...
Page 22 - MUSTERS' (CAPT.) Patagonians; a Year's Wanderings over Untrodden Ground from the Straits of Magellan to the Rio Negro.
Page xvii - ... so beautiful, white, and chaste, that the beholder never tires of looking at them ; they appear like an enchanting vision before him, in the reality of which he can hardly believe. Contrasted with these are immense areas of desolate and barren land and rocks, often covered with boulders which in many places are piled here and there in thick masses, and swamps and moorlands, all so dreary that they impress the stranger with a feeling of loneliness from which he tries in vain to escape. There are...
Page 105 - ... requiring a generation or two to reach those dimensions; it did not raise its top towards the sun, but crouched to the earth, clinging to it like a creeping plant, to escape being torn away by the force of the winds. Many a time since, while crossing mountain ranges, I have observed the same phenomenon. As I walked to while away the time, south of the cape, I saw a spider, a...
Page xviii - ... moorlands, all so dreary that they impress the stranger with a feeling of loneliness from which he tries in vain to escape. There are also many exquisite sylvan landscapes, so quiet, so picturesque, by the sea and lakes, by the hills and the mountain -sides, by the rivers and in the glades, that L— 2 one delights to linger among them.
Page 128 - ... coffee, already roasted, was ground, boiled, and clarified with a piece of dry fish-skin, and served to me in a queer-shaped little silver cup, which I admired very much; it was a family heirloom, said to be about a hundred years old. The shape of the spoon was very graceful. This also was a family relic, and a great deal older than the cup; it was not clean, reindeer milk having dried upon it, and I was much amused at the way the girl washed it. As there was no water at hand, she passed her...

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