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Norway. Illustrated and embellished with views of the world's famous places and people, being the identical discourses delivered during the past eighteen years under the title of the Stoddard lectures.

TitleNorway - John L. Stoddard's Lectures
AuthorJohn L. Stoddard
PublisherNorwood Press
Year1901
Copyright1901, John L. Stoddard
AmazonJohn L. Stoddard's Lectures 13 Volume Set
-Preface
John L. Stoddard was born in Brookline, Mass., April 24, 1850. He graduated at Williams College, as valedictorian of his class, in 1871, and then studied theology for two years at Yale Divinity School...
-Norway
A Norwegian Youth. OF all the countries on our globe, Norway, in some respects, must rank as the most wonderful. From the North Cape to its most southern limit the distance is about eleven hu...
-Norway. Part 2
A Northern Landscape. As a rule, Norwegian time-tables are about as difficult to decipher as the inscriptions on a Chinese tea-caddy. Even Bradshaw, the author of that English railway guide which...
-Norway. Part 3
A Wise Captain. It was while sailing on the waters of Lake Mjosen that we had another curious linguistic experience. Next to Norwegian or Swedish, English is best understood and spoken by the nat...
-Norway. Part 4
The National Vehicle. Luxury In Norway. At home we would not think of driving forty miles a day in an open wagon through the rain; why, then, should we do it unnecessarily in Norway, where s...
-Norway. Part 5
A Hay Cart. At A Farm House. A Norwegian Hay-Field. Ah, he exclaimed, here is fish! Anything in the line of fish I can eat with a relish. He drew a specimen from the jar, and put a...
-Norway. Part 6
A traveler's paradise. As for Norwegian roads, they are among the finest in the world. The majority of them are flanked with telegraph-poles; for not only are these routes magnificent specimens o...
-Norway. Part 7
A Norway Precipice. A Characteristic Cascade. A still more wonderful feature of Norwegian scenery is found in its imposing waterfalls. Nothing in Norway so astonished me as the unending numb...
-Norway. Part 8
An Open-Air Boudoir. Seltunsaasen In Laerdal. A Landing Place. Laerdalsoren. I somehow feel to-day a great anxiety about my boys, William and Henry. I am not superstitious, but I ...
-Norway. Part 9
Continually Growing Narrower. Walls Of A Fjord. Naero Valley. Heights And Depths. Nor is the water in these fjords less marvelous than the land. Its depth, in places, is estimated ...
-Norway. Part 10
The Jordalsnut. Upon the summit of the wooded cliff toward which this driveway leads, is a speck which at a distance resembles a white flag outlined on the forest background. It is the Hotel Stal...
-Norway. Part 11
As we drove on, we noticed here and there the houses of the poorer farmers. They are invariably made of wood, and some, constructed out of huge spruce logs, look as enduring as the hills that surround...
-Norway. Part 12
A Characteristic Landscape. Engineering Skill. A Viking Ship. If you escape, . . . give my love ... to my children, . . . William and Henry! At last I saw, some little way ahead, a ...
-Norway. Part 13
I want two beds, cried one. I wish for five beds, screamed another. Give me a room with blinds, exclaimed a third. The female clerk, meantime, having completely lost her head, was calling off nu...
-Norway. Part 14
But to me the most interesting sight in Bergen was the grave of the Norwegian violinist, Ole Bull. His last appearance in America was in 1879 - too long ago perhaps for many to recollect him - for, al...
-Norway. Part 15
A Wonderful Panorama. My friends, I am glad to see you happy, but I have just returned from the North Cape. I have n't slept for eight nights. It seems quite dark here by comparison, and I was h...
-Norway. Part 16
Toward evening, at the head of the Romsdal Valley, we reached the station of Stuflaaten, where we were to sleep. Our spirits sank as we approached it. Nothing, apparently, could be less inviting. But ...
-Norway. Part 17
A Railway Station. I never think of Trondhjem without recalling, also, an experience in a Norwegian barber-shop. I knew that it was tempting Providence to enter it, for shaving in Norway is still...
-Norway. Part 18
Trondhjem Cathedral. The Tunnel At Torghatten. A few days after reaching Trondhjem, we found ourselves embarking for another ocean journey. This time our destination was the northern limit o...
-Norway. Part 19
Tromso. Laplanders. Reindeer And Sledge. Advancing to one of their huts, we peered into the interior. Upon the ground was smoldering a small fire, part of the smoke from which escaped t...
-Norway. Part 20
Embarking here in boats, we drew still nearer to this monstrous cliff. From this point it resembles a stupendous fortress surmounted by an esplanade. For in that prehistoric age, when northern Europe ...









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