Travels Into Poland, Russia, Sweden And Denmark (volume 2)

Paperback | January 31, 2012

byWilliam Coxe

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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. 1792. Excerpt: ... CHAP, lh Description of Stockholm.--Presentation io the king.--Court.--New Swedish dress.--Public suppers.--Royal family.--Tombs and characters of Magnus Ladiflas, Charles Canutson, Gustavus Adolphus, Charles XI. and XII.--Royal Academy of Sciences.--Its transactions.--Schools.--Conversation with a Laplander on the general state of Lapland.--Similarity between the Hungarian and Lapland languages.--Drottningholm.--Additional remarks. TH E foundation of Stockholm is, by the best Swedish writers, generally attributed to Birger Jarl, regent of the kingdom, about the middle of the 13th century, during the minority of his son Waldemar, who had been raised to the throne by the states of the The reader who is fond of such inquiries, may consult Dalins Geschichte von Sweden, Vol. II. p. 178, upon the derivation of the appellation of Stockholm, where he will find how many absurd etymologies may be given to the word Stock, kingdom; kingdom: but it was not before the last: century that the royal residence was transferred from Upsala to this city. During the course of my travels, I have seen no town with whose situation I was so much struck as with that of Stockholm, for its singular and romantic scenery. This capital, which is very long and irregular, occupies, beside two peninsulas, seven small rocky iflands, scattered in the Mæler, in the streams which issue from that lake, and in a bay of the Baltic. A variety of contrasted and enchanting views are formed by numberless rocks of granite rising boldly from the surface of the water, partly bare and craggy, partly dotted with houses, or feathered with wood. The harbour is an inlet of the Baltic: the water is of such depth that ships of the largest burthen can approach the quay, which is of considerable breadth,...

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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. 1792. Excerpt: ... CHAP, lh Description of Stockholm.--Presentation io the king.--Court.--New Swedish dress.--Public suppers.--Royal family.--Tom...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:82 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217301592

ISBN - 13:9780217301596

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