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A Yacht Voyage to Norway, Denmark, and Sweden

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A

YACHT VOYAGE

TO

NORWAY,

DENMARK, AND SWEDEN.

BY

W. A. ROSS, ESQ.

Ver erat: errabam: Zephyrus conspexit: abibam: Insequitur: fugio.

OVID. _Fast._, Lib. v.

Second Edition.

LONDON:

HENRY COLBURN, PUBLISHER,

GREAT MARLBOROUGH STREET.

1849.

LONDON: PRINTED BY T. R. HARRISON, ST. MARTIN'S LANE.

TO

AN AMIABLE AND A GENEROUS FRIEND,

ROBERT, LORD RODNEY,

I DEDICATE THIS VOLUME,

IN TOKEN

OF ADMIRATION, GRATITUDE,

AND

AFFECTION.

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER I.

Departure from Greenwich--The History of the Iris Yacht --Sheerness--Harwich--Under Weigh--The North Sea--Sail in Sight--The Mail Overboard--Speaking the Norwegian 1

CHAPTER II.

Foggy Weather--First View of Norway--Christiansand Fiord --Arrival at Christiansand--Description of the Town--The Toptdal River--Excursion Inland--The Enthusiastic Angler--Rustic Lodgings--Hunting the Bear--The Trap--The Death--Norwegian Liberality 13

CHAPTER III.

Departure from Christiansand--The Pilot's Pram--Skaw Point --Delinquencies of Jacko--Expensive Cannonading--Elsineur --Hamlet's Walk--The Minister, Struensee--Story of Queen Caroline-Matilda--Legend of the Serf 46

CHAPTER IV.

The Pilot--Tempestuous Weather--Distant View of Copenhagen --Lord Nelson--The Battle of the Baltic--The Harbour-Master --Interest excited by the Yacht's Arrival--The Artist--The Angler--We go Ashore 58

CHAPTER V.

Copenhagen--The Cape--The Dilemma--The Guard--Compliment to England--Description of the Harbour and Fortifications-- Delinquent Sailors--The City on Sunday--Negro Commissionaire --A Walk through the City--Notices of the various Public Buildings 74

CHAPTER VI.

The Casino--The Royal Family of Denmark--Succession to Holstein--The English Consul--Visit to the English Ambassador --Colossal Statue of Christian the Fifth--Anecdote of Belzoni --Trinity Church--Extraordinary Feat of Peter the Great --Ducking an Offender--Palace of Christiansborg--The Exchange --The Castle of Rosenberg 91


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