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"Their religion, among other causes, might have contributed to keep this spirit alive; and to preserve their original stock of images, and native mode of expression, unchanged and unabated by climate or country. In the mean time we may suppose , that the new situation of these people in Scandinavia, might have added a darker shade and a more savage complexion to their former fictions and superstitions; and that the formidable objects of nature to which they became familiarised in those northern solitudes, the piny precipices, the frozen mountains, and the gloomy forests, acted on their imaginations, and gave a tincture of horror to their imagery."--The History of English Poetry (1774-1781) by Thomas Warton

Interior with Young Woman Seen from the Back (c. 1903–04) by Vilhelm Hammershøi
Interior with Young Woman Seen from the Back (c. 1903–04) by Vilhelm Hammershøi

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Scandinavia is a historical and geographical region centered on the Scandinavian Peninsula in Northern Europe and includes the three kingdoms of Denmark, Norway and Sweden.

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