Twelve Months With Fredrika Bremer In Sweden (volume 1)

Paperback | January 17, 2012

byMargaret Howitt

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This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1866. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VI. MOSEBACKE. Oct. 18.--Again a glorious day, the sky bright and clear, and the sunshine streaming in through the windows, though now with slant rays, for it is about four o'clock. It shone magnificently on Tante Fredrika and me some two hours ago, as we stood in a terraced pleasure-garden on the top of Mosebacke, or Moses-hill, enjoying the wonderful view for which the spot is celebrated. In the days of the famous and extraordinary Queen Christina, some two hundred years ago, an old mill, called Moses mill, stood on this lofty eminence amongst thick woods. Now a handsome square, which opens into this pleasure-garden, occupies the summit of the hill. The South Theatre, an imposing edifice, and the School of Navigation belong to the square; near at hand, also, is the immense Catherine Church with its tall lanthern-surmounted dome. This ornament of Stockholm, however, is not visible from our pleasure garden, nor yet any part of Sodermalm, that quiet, oldfashioned quarter, where trees grow in courtyards, and green fields, grey rocks, and quaint windmills ruralise the scene. We, on the contrary, look only northward and behold the white, massive walls, and red roofs of the rest of Stockholm, interspersed with glittering waters. The tall, elegant iron spire of the picturesque red brick church on the Riddarholm, or Knights' Island, arrests our eye; and no wonder,--for the church is a casket containing the mouldering pomp and glory of kings, nobles, and knights of the Seraphim order. Its very bell, called the Seraphim, never rings save for the solemn funeral pageant, or to toll for the illustrious dead. Amongst the mortal remains of many a lesser king and queen, lie those of the mighty Gustavus Adolphus, the Protestant warrior and the worthy monarch, whos...

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This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1866. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VI. MOSEBACKE. Oct. 18.--Again a glorious day, the sky bright and clear, and the sunshine streaming in through the wind...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:January 17, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217943675

ISBN - 13:9780217943673

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