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EDINBURGH: Printed by Balfour and Clarke.

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OBSERVATIONS ON THE NATURAL PHENOMENA,
HISTORY, LITERATURE, AND ANTIQUITIES OF THE ISLAND; AND
THE RELIGION, CHARACTER, MANNERS, AND CUSTOMS

OF ITS INHABITANTS.

WITH AN

INTRODUCTION AND APPENDIX.

BY EBENEZER HENDERSON,
Doctor in Philosophy, Member of the Royal Society of Gottenburgh, Honorary Member of
the Literary Society of Fuhnen, and Corresponding Member of the

Scandinavian Literary Society at Copenhagen.

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PRINTED FOR OLIPHANT, WAUGH AND INNES, EDINBURGH ;

T. HAMILTON, J. HATCHARD, AND L. B. SEELEY, LONDON.

1818.

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TO

HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS

CHRISTIAN FREDERIC,

PRINCE OF DENMARK,

&c. &c. &c.

FROM A PERSONAL KNOWLEDGE

OF THE DEEP INTEREST

WHICH HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS TAKES

IN THE INHABITANTS AND LITERATURE OF ICELAND;

AS A TESTIMONY OF RESPECT

FOR THE LIBERAL PATRONAGE AND SUPPORT

WHICH HE AFFORDS

TO THE CAUSE OF THE BIBLE SOCIETY,

AND A TRIBUTE

OF THE MOST UNFEIGNED GRATITUDE

FOR REPEATED INSTANCES OF CONDESCENDING REGARD,

THESE VOLUMES

ARE HUMBLY INSCRIBED,

BY HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS's

MOST OBEDIENT

AND MOST DEVOTED SERVANT,

THE AUTHOR.

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