Trafika Europe 1 - Northern Idyll
“Just sigh,” he whispered. There was no harm in sighing out loud when one felt good.
By the time the comedy played in Fútastova in September, 1813, Anna Sofie was pregnant. The couple married in January, 1814, the same day Frederik VII signed his name to the document separating Norway from Denmark. In April, Anne Sofie delivered a stillborn male child. Three years later she was pregnant again. She gave birth to Ludvig, named after his Danish grandfather. In 1825, Henrietta Elisabeth, named after both her Danish grandmother and her Faroese grandmother, was born. The reason Løbner left the Faroes the same year that his daughter was born is still a mystery. By that time he was nearly sixty and his health was poor. In particular, his sight was failing, and he often said that his eyes could not tolerate the raw Faroese climate. There had also been complaints about the way he carried out his office, but precisely how serious these were, no one knows for sure. In the second volume of Havnar søgu , Jens Pauli Nolsøe and Kári Jespersen try to shed some light on the man: To his credit, he compiled Løbner’s Tabellir in 1813. They form a valuable description of Faroese society and are actually the only precise documentation of the economic conditions in Faroese rural society. For Tórshavn, it was important that he (Løbner) allowed Álaker field to be added
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