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Transcriber's Note: Inconsistent hyphenation and spelling in the original document have been preserved. Errata listed on Page viii have been corrected in the text [=a] is a with a macron; [)a] is a with a breve

[Illustration]

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

CHAPTER VII.

Dinner at the Embassy Manners and Customs of the Danes The Spanish Ambassador and the English Exile The Citadel Story of the Two Captives Joe Washimtum, again A Danish Dinner Visit to the Theatre Political Reflections Festivities on Board the Yacht Merry Party at the American Ambassador's The Duchies of Schleswig and Holstein 106

CHAPTER VIII.

The Exile's Souvenir The Disappointed Artist Departure from Copenhagen Arrival at Elsineur Description of the Town The Castle of Cronenborg Hamlet's Garden Esrom Lake The Legend of Esrom Monastery The French War Steamer Sailing up the Cattegat 140

CHAPTER IX.

Arrival at Falkenborg The Storm The Yacht in Danger Safe Anchorage Visit to Falkenborg Ludicrous Adventure A Drive into the Interior Great Scarcity experienced by the Inhabitants Description of the Country The Disappointed Anglers Kongsbacka The Yacht runs aground Gottenborg 154

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