Constable's Miscellany of Original and Selected Publications in the Various Departments of Literature, Science, & the Arts Volume . 38

Constable's Miscellany of Original and Selected Publications in the Various Departments of Literature, Science, & the Arts Volume . 38

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1829 edition. Excerpt: ...without a driver, followed close behind. To regulate the pace of the horses, I soon found to be beyond my power; but as the road was broad, and as we met no vehicle, it was no difficult matter to guide them. We galloped the whole way (nine English miles) to Dram men, and the horses stopped of their own accord at their master's gate. Next morning after breakfast, I left Drammen to return to Christiania, where I arrived before dinner. I remained in the capital ten days, waiting a reply to a letter I had written to my friends in Osterdalen; and on the eleventh day, having received sufficient directions for my route, I prepared to leave Christiania. CHAPTER II. Journey to Osterdalen--Rapidity of Travelling--The Miosen Lake--The Fertility of its Shores--Stor Hammer--Amulet against Disease--Itinerant Doctors--The Glommen Elv--Its importance to Norway--The Stor Soen Guard--Description of the House--Manner of Living in Osterdalen--Norwegian Cookery--Condition of the Norwegian Ladies--Distinctions in Rank--Details of the Domestic Occupation of the Females--Illustrative Facts--Female Acquirements--Visiting in Norway--A Sunday Party--Recollections--Norwegian Appetites--Boating--Skill of the Ladies in this Accomplishment, and an Example of it--Character of the Lower Classes--Norwegian Servants--Illustrative Anecdoles--Houses of the Peasantry--Extraordinary Ingenuity of the Natives--The Occupations of a Peasant--Education--Crops in Osterdalen--The Feathered Tribe. From the inquiries I had made, as well as from the information derived from the map, I estimated the length of my journey to Osterdalen at about 140 miles: and I allotted four days to its completion. The instructions I had received were, to proceed along the shore of the Lake Miosen as far as Vang, ...show more

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  • English
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  • 9781236597953