Over the Dovrefjelds by J. S. ShepardOver the Dovrefjelds by J. S. Shepard

Over the Dovrefjelds

byJ. S. Shepard

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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.1873 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VI. Trondhjem Cathedral.--Conversion of Norway to Christianity.--Legends of St. Olaf.--Y&Ma of the Leerfossen.--A Dishonest Feasant.--Coasting Steamers.--Christiansund.--Molde.--The Eomsdal.--Aak. fULY 1oth. We breakfasted in the morning en famille, the majority of the hotels here being in the boarding house style, with fixed hours for meals. Middags-mad (dinner) is at the good oldfashioned hour of half-past one, and aftens-mad (evening meal), which is a sort of compromise between tea and supper, at eight p.m. We found it a pleasant, sociable plan, and far preferable to eating in solitary state. The landlord, Herr Quillefeldt, a German, took the head of the table, with his Norwegian wife at the other end, and they both exerted themselves to the utmost in attending to their guests. We had hoped to have caught a coasting steamer to Molde on the morrow after our arrival, but found there would not be one until Saturday, so that we were in for a four days stay, which we hailed, however, as a welcome rest, after the fatigue of our tramp. Our first morning, then, we devoted to the lions of Trondhjem--we ought rather to have said lion--for the sole object of architectural or antiquarian interest is the Cathedral, which even in its ruined and mutilated condition, bears ample testimony to the beauties, which, in the days of its glory, made the shrine of St Ola/the boast of Scandinavia, and the attraction for numberless crowds from every land in Christendom. Its history is almost coeval with the establishment of Christianity in Norway, of which we will give a brief sketch. Nearly three centuries had elapsed since the conversion of our own land by St. Augustine, ere the knowledge of the true faith was preached to the Norwegians. Until the latter part of the nin...
Title:Over the DovrefjeldsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:52 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217738699

ISBN - 13:9780217738699