Noites de insomnia, offerecidas a quem não póde dormir. Nº 12 by Camilo Castelo Branco

Author: Camilo Castelo Branco
Published: 1874
Language: Portugues
Wordcount: 20,077 / 72 pg
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mas reaes. Sobrescripto: Por os governadores. Ao presidente do conuento de nossa sorã de Belem da ord[=e] de S. Jeronimo.

[2] Mandei.

[3] Sebastião.

[4] Mandou-me.

[5] Mando.

[6] Que ha de haver cada anno.

[7] Cá.

[8] Governadores.

[9] Merida.

[10] Bem podéra v. m.ce ouvir o Vasques para o aconselhar. Este Vasques, inculcado por Diogo Lopes de Sousa, era um jurisconsulto hespanhol, de nome Rodrigo Vasques de Arse, que juntamente com outro jurisconsulto, doutor Molina, tinham vindo de Castella com Christovão de Moura, como vogaes da junta consultiva nos negocios de Portugal, para explicarem aos fidalgos portuguezes juridicamente a legitimidade de Philippe II. O governador, que já estava aconselhado, recommendava ao indeciso D. Pedro da Cunha que ouvisse o Vasques. O velho fidalgo, bem que recebesse o padrão da tença, com certeza não comeu a tença nem attendeu ao

Noites de insomnia, offerecidas a quem não póde dormir. Nº1 by Camilo Castelo Branco

Summario: Proemio–Consolação a santos Nazareth–As ostras–Rehabilitação do snr. visconde de Margaride–A Rival de Brites de Almeida–Egas Moniz–Dous poetas ineditos do Porto–D. João 3.º, o principe perfeito–Subsidio para a historia de um futuro santo–O livro 5.º da Ordenação, titulo 22–Problema historico a premio–Desastre do santo officio no Porto–Rancho do Carqueja.

Author: Camilo Castelo Branco
Published: 1874
Language: Portugues
Wordcount: 19,490 / 69 pg
LoC Category: PQ

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Genres: Essays, Short Story Collection


Não obstante, o consummo de ostras no corrente mez, no Porto e arrabaldes, tocou uma cifra que seria fabulosa, se as consequencias da irritação, previstas pelo Primeiro de Janeiro, se não manifestassem formidaveis, nos geitos, nos ademanes, nos esgares, nas crispações electricas que faiscam dos olhos de toda a gente saturada das ostras do unico deposito. Conhece-se que os insultos inferiores, que o pó da concha combate, se deslocaram, e evadiram a cupula do edificio humano. Os systemas nervosos, levados pela irritação a electróphoros, tornaram-se engenhos luminosos que transcendem as mais phantasticas idealisações da pyrotechnica. Esta galvanisação de organismos extenuados é realmente um espectaculo que honra muito a ostra; mas que tambem póde vir a ser nocivo á saude das almas.

Sei que temos recursos antiphlogisticos para combater as irritações, de

No Compromise with Slavery by William Lloyd Garrison

Author: William Lloyd Garrison
Published: 1854
Language: English
Wordcount: 10,230 / 37 pg
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r creed we may be? It is our duty to proclaim that the cause of the negro is our cause, and that we will insist upon doing away, to the best of our human ability, the stain of Slavery, not only from every portion of this mighty empire, but from the whole face of the earth.” “Let the American Abolitionists be honoured in proportion as the slaveholders are execrated.”

Pass over to the Continent, even into Papal-ridden Italy, and there urge the popular pleas in defence of slaveholding, and, from the Vatican, Pope Gregory XVI. shall reply: “We urgently invoke, in the name of God, all Christians, of whatever condition, that none henceforth dare to subject to Slavery, unjustly persecute, or despoil of their goods, Indians, Negroes, or other classes of men, or to be accessories to others, or furnish them aid or assistance in so doing; and on no account henceforth to exercise that inhuman traffic, by which Negroes are reduced to Slavery, as if they were not men, but automata or chattels, and are sold in defian

Historical and Political Essays by William Edward Hartpole Lecky

Author: William Edward Hartpole Lecky
Published: 1908
Language: English
Wordcount: 94,516 / 290 pg
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nce. Plausible conjecture is too frequently mistaken for positive proof. Undue significance is attached to what may be mere casual coincidences, and a minuteness of accuracy is professed in discriminating between the different elements in a narrative which cannot be attained by mere internal evidence. In all writings, but especially in the writings of an age when criticism was unknown, there will be repetitions, contradictions, inconsistencies and diversities of style which do not necessarily indicate different authorship or dates.

I have spoken of the uncertainty of the biographical element in history. It must, however, be said that when a historian is dealing with men who have played a very prominent part on the stage of life, the general acceptance of his judgment is a strong corroboration of its truth. It may be added that the later judgment of men is not unfrequently more true than the contemporary judgment. The wisdom of a teaching or of a policy is shown by its results, and these results are in

The History of Freedom by John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton

Author: John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
Published: 1907
Language: English
Wordcount: 246,933 / 768 pg
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n residence and the Neapolitan Court had largely affected the family, in addition to that flavour of cosmopolitan culture which belongs to the more highly placed Englishmen of the Roman Communion. On his mother’s side he was a member of one of the oldest and greatest families in Germany, which was only not princely. The Dalbergs, moreover, had intermarried with an Italian family, the Brignoli. Trained first at Oscott under Wiseman, and afterwards at Munich under Döllinger, in whose house he lived, Acton by education as well as birth was a cosmopolitan, while his marriage with the family of Arco-Valley introduced a further strain of Bavarian influence into his life. His mother’s second marriage with Lord Granville brought him into connection with the dominant influences of the great Whig Houses. For a brief period, like many another county magnate, he was a member of the House of Commons, but he never became accustomed to its atmosphere. For a longer time he lived at his house in Shropshire, and was a sta

Chips From A German Workshop, Vol. V. by Friedrich Max Müller

Author: Friedrich Max Müller
Published: 1881
Language: English
Wordcount: 86,612 / 262 pg
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and majorities can be great tyrants to those who want to be honest to their own convictions. But in the struggle of all against all, each individual feels that he has his rightful place, and that he may exercise his rightful influence. If he is beaten, he is beaten in fair fight; if he conquers, he has no one else to thank. No doubt, despotic Governments have often exercised the most beneficial patronage in encouraging and rewarding poets, artists, and men of science. But men of genius who have conquered the love and admiration of a whole nation are greater than those who have gained the favor of the most brilliant Courts; and we know how some of the fairest reputations have been wrecked on the patronage which they had to accept at the hands of powerful Ministers or ambitious Sovereigns.

But to return to Mill and his plea for Liberty. Though I can hardly believe that, were he still among us, he would claim a larger measure of freedom for the individual than is now accorded to every one of us in the so

Chips From A German Workshop. Vol. III. by Friedrich Max Müller

Author: Friedrich Max Müller
Published: 1871
Language: English
Wordcount: 162,213 / 479 pg
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decke’s “Æneid,” might occasionally paraphrase the sentiments of French poets. But in the works of Hartmann von Aue, Wolfram von Eschenbach, and Gottfried von Strassburg, we breathe again the pure German air; and we cannot but regret that these men should have taken the subjects of their poems, with their unpronounceable names, extravagant conceits, and licentious manners, from foreign sources, while they had at home their grand mythology, their heroic traditions, their kings and saints, which would have been more worthy subjects than Tristan and Isold, Schionatulander and Sigune. There were new thoughts stirring in the hearts and minds of those men of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. A hundred years before Dante, the German poets had gazed with their eyes wide open into that infinite reality which underlies our short existence on earth. To Wolfram, and to many a poet of his time, the human tragedy of this world presented the same unreal, transitory, and transparent aspect which we find again in Da

Chips from a German Workshop – Volume IV by Friedrich Max Müller

Author: Friedrich Max Müller
Published: 1881
Language: English
Wordcount: 180,326 / 568 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 42.2
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sible number of young men to enjoy the best possible education in schools and universities. But when that is done the community feels that it has fulfilled its duty, and it says to the young generation, Now swim or drown. A manly struggle against poverty, it may be even against actual hunger, will form a stronger and sounder metal than a lotus-eating club-life in London or Paris. Whatever fellowships were intended to be, they were never intended to be mere sinecures, as most of them are at present. It is a national blessing that the two ancient universities of England should have saved such large funds from the shipwreck that swallowed up the corporate funds of the continental universities. But, in order to secure their safety for the future, it is absolutely necessary that these funds should be utilized again for the advancement of learning. Why should not a fellowship be made into a career for life, beginning with little, but rising like the incomes of other professions? Why should the grotesque condit