Buffon, Hist. Naturelle, tom. v. p. 6, in 12mo. Gustavus Adolphus attempted, without success, to form a regiment of Laplanders. Grotius says of these arctic tribes,
arma arcus et pharetra, sed adversus feras (Annal. l. iv. p. 236);
and attempts, after the manner of Tacitus, to varnish with philosophy their brutal ignorance.