Rambles in Sweden; A series of letters from Sweden to a newpapers in America

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bySidney W. Cooper

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ... II. GOING ASHORE POLITE CUSTOMS OFFICERS---AN IMPO-SING STRUCTURE A GALA DAY RECEPTION OF A PRINCE AND PRINCESS--A SWEDISH FOURTH OF JULY--A BEAUTIFUL SIGHT--VISIT FROM EMMA THURSBY, THE AMERICAN SONGSTRESS--HER HEARTY WELCOME. Gothenburg, Nov. 1881. I am very glad, indeed, that I landed you safely in Gothenburg before the Ides f November. Had you tarried a few weeks longer you would have suffered all the nauseating horrors of mal de mer, and I should have been compelled, in the interest of truth, to have written in quite a different strain concerning what has always been to me the very pleasant and very tranquil North Sea; for, soon after I had posted my letter to the Morning News, she tossed aside all her accustomed placidity of manner and worked herself up into such a fury that fishing smacks and fishermen by the hundreds went down in the tempest of her wrath. The gales which have lashed her into such violent temper would, of course, have been laughed at by such monsters of the deep as the City of Rome and the Arizona, but these poor little minnows of the North Sea will never be heard of more. They were toppled over in the October blasts as the golden wheat on your broad prairies is toppled over when the whirlwind, with its leveling and devastating hand, hurls it low upon the black earth. And, then, the brave, hardy fellows, unknelled and uncoffined, who have gone down with them! You will travel many a league before you fall in with a more daring or more plucky set of men than these same bronzed, leather-skinned skippers of the North Sea, tossing about in their fragile smacks night and day, frequently for months at a time, vexing the waters not only with their prows, but also with their nets and trolls for the fins and...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ... II. GOING ASHORE POLITE CUSTOMS OFFICERS---AN IMPO-SING STRUCTURE A GALA DAY RECEPTION OF A PRINCE AND PRINCES...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:108 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:May 20, 2014Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217746667

ISBN - 13:9780217746663

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