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Two Summer Cruises with the Baltic Fleet, in 1854-5, Being the Log of the 'Pet' Yacht (Paperback) Loot Price: R403
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Two Summer Cruises with the Baltic Fleet, in 1854-5, Being the Log of the 'Pet' Yacht (Paperback): Robert Edgar Hughes
Two Summer Cruises with the Baltic Fleet, in 1854-5, Being the Log of the 'Pet' Yacht (Paperback): Robert Edgar Hughes

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Two Summer Cruises with the Baltic Fleet, in 1854-5, Being the Log of the 'Pet' Yacht (Paperback)

Robert Edgar Hughes

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1856. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER X. HOMEWARD. ' Yes, I said to myself, certainly there is great pleasure in coming back after a tour--at least I know I am always glad to come back to that great unexpectorating people to whom I belong, upon whose dominions the sun never sets, who are very powerful and somewhat dull, free as far as constitutions and forms of government go, but as slavish as any other nation to the great tyrants, Custom and Public Opinion: a people indeed who do not enjoy any exuberant felicity; but who have humour enough to see their faults and shortcomings, which is some alleviation." We would gladly have stayed longer among our hospitable friends at Gottenburg; snipe-shooting, trout-fishing, and an approaching bear-hunt on a grand scale, were held out to us as temptations, and we found them difficult to resist; but on Tuesday, the 11th of September, we took passage by the screw-packet " London" for the Thames. It was not without regret that we left Sweden, a country where we had met with invariable kindness and goodwill from high and low; a country which has many attractions, as well in its wild lakes, rocks, and islands, as in the groves and palaces of its lovely capital; a country where, from the clumsiness of the constitution and the good sense of the inhabitants, the power of the sovereign and the liberty of the subject are almost equally unlimited; a country where toleration in religion and religious intolerance are alike unknown. The religion of the state is accepted by the people, or the religion of the people is accepted by the state, I know not which. "Any thing for a quiet life," should be the legend of Sweden; dissent is not permitted, chiefly because there are no dissenters to permit; political discussion is as free as air, consequently, politics a...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Robert Edgar Hughes
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 70
ISBN-13: 978-1-151-25523-5
Barcode: 9781151255235
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-151-25523-8

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