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illustrated.1837 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III. Maxims for
Locomotion--An Error of the Travelling English--An
Anecdote--Curious Trait of Norwegian Character--Departure from
Bykle--Magnificent Scenery--Burke's Doctrine of the
Sublime--Scarcity of Birds--Interior of a Cottage--A Ruin--Desolate
Scene--A Forest--Character of a Norwegian Forest--Interior of a
Farm-house in Tellemarken--Costume--Sporting--The Cock of the
North--Flavour of the Game--Household Furniture--Scotch Pedlar in
Norway--Norwegian Notions of Britain--Marriages--Garden
Productions--Manner of Cooking Peas--Abundance of Cherries--State
of Agriculture, and Natural Capabilities of Norway--Indolence and
Prejudices of the Natives--Corn Brandy--Longevity of the
Norwegians--Marriage Scene on a Lake--Norwegian Festivals--Another
Minister--An Anecdote--Wild Lily of the Valley--A Scene among the
Mountains--Cheese-making on the Mountains--The Mios Vand--Lake
Prospects--A fatiguing Journey--Tind--The Louven--Approach to the
Capital--Christiania. Never do I recollect to have slept more
profoundly, or to have been blessed with a more refreshed
awakening, than after my midnight walk. The whole of this day was
to be spent at Bykle, and a considerable part of it was necessarily
occupied in preparation for rhy journey on the morrow; for as my
route lay through an almost unfrequented country, and as I had made
up my mind to be a pedestrian, several preli76 MAXIMS FOR
LOCOMOTION. minaries were essential to my convenience. I disposed
of the gteater part of the contents of my small portmanteau,
reserving only a change of linen and foot-gear; and this is all
that any pedestrian requires. It may not perhaps be altogether
useless to inform the reader, what dress I have always worn on the
pedestrian journeys I have made, and what articles I have carrie...
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