Eight Centuries of Portuguese Monarchy: A Political Study

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S. Swift, 1911 - Portugal - 265 pages

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Page 238 - I undertook not so much out of hope of doing any good, as out of a desire to prevent mischief and evil [Note this], — which I did see was imminent on the Nation. I say, we were running headlong into confusion and disorder, and would necessarily
Page 260 - Historical View of the Revolutions of Portugal, since the close of the Peninsular War, exhibiting a full Account of the Events which have led to the present State of that Country. By an Eye-Witness.
Page 133 - I find myself fully authorized to take possession of the regency of the above-mentioned kingdoms. Determined to maintain inviolate the laws of the kingdom, and the institutions legally granted by our august brother, and which we have all sworn to maintain and to cause to be observed...
Page 114 - Let us fly to the aid of Portugal, by whomsoever attacked ; because it is our duty to do so : and let us cease our interference where that duty ends. We go to Portugal, not to rule, not to dictate, not to prescribe constitutions — but to defend and to preserve the independence of an ally. We go to plant the standard of England on the well-known heights of Lisbon. Where that standard is planted, foreign dominion shall not come.
Page 126 - ... further, two centres .are acknowledged in Brazil, two principles of eternal discord, and they insist upon the retreat of your royal highness, which will instantly arm us against each other. " Brazil wishes not to infringe upon the rights of Portugal, but is angry that Portugal should infringe upon hers ; Brazil wishes to have the same king, but does not choose to have masters in the deputies of the congress of Lisbon; Brazil desires her independence, strengthened by a well-understood union with...
Page 67 - Vós, ó novo temor da Maura lança , Maravilha fatal da nossa idade , Dada ao mundo por Deos , que todo o mande ; Para do mundo a Deos dar parte grande : VII.
Page 49 - In bad repute with men because of the king, and in bad repute with the king because of the men. It were well that I were gone.
Page 62 - SWEETLY was heard the anthem's choral strain, And myriads bow'd before the sainted shrine, In solemn reverence to their Sire divine, Who gave the Lamb, for guilty mortals slain : When in the midst of God's eternal fane, (Ah, little weening of his fell design !) Love bore the heart (which since hath ne'er been mine) To one, who seem'd of heav'n's elected train!
Page 38 - ... oriental empire, and having obtained a bull from the Pope conferring on him the sovereignty of all the countries visited by his fleets in the East, heassumed the title of" Lord of the navigation, conquest, and commerce " of Ethiopia, Persia, Arabia, and India.
Page 191 - Though governments may have an appearance and even a reality of pacific intent, their action is always liable to be superseded by the violent and vehement operations of mere ignorance.

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