Near Bodarne a small cross by the road-side com- memorates, according to ancient tradition, as we were in- formed, the circumstance of a queen of Sweden, while tra- velling, being delivered of an infant on this very spot. ‘Ve met here a singular eavalcade of about 200 sailors in little carts, with their ofiicers at their head, proceeding to Gothen- burgh to join their ship. They were all young men, and appeared remarkably neat and well dressed. Between Bo- darne and Orebro extensive lakes continually burst upon the view, and diversify the scenery. A stranger, in travelling through Sweden, is struck at the amazing number of them; but when the nature of the country is considered, and the causes which give rise to their formation, his surprise will be considerably diminished. One great source of their exist- ence will be found in the burning and clearing of large tracts of forest. lVhen this takes place, xvithout employing the la11d in agriculture, or draining it afterwards, which is seldom done, a deep morass is formed by degrees, particularly if the situation be low. The moisture, which before was ab- sorbed by the numerous roots and fibres of the fir running along the surface, now becomes stagnant, unable to pene- trate far on account of the rock, or having any means of draining itself away. The consequence is, a deep and im- passable morass first forms itself; the next heavy rains add to it; and the sudden melting of the snow converts it into a lake, which gradually enlarges itself; while the higher parts remain uncovered, and form the numberless small islands