Pero da Covilhan

Episodio Romantico do Seculo XV

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Published: 1897
Language: Portugues
Wordcount: 57,228 / 190 pg
LoC Category: PQ
Downloads: 325
Added to site: 2010.05.09
mnybks.net#: 27657
Origin: gutenberg.org
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maritimo da India.

Zephyrino Brandão


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DESPEDIDA

O leitor já visitou Sevilha? Pois se nunca a enxergou sequér, affirmam por lá os nossos visinhos, que não vio maravilha.

Os attractivos da vida sevilhana seduzem-nos tanto, que nos offerecem crêr no velho proverbio andaluz, e compensam certamente a princeza do Guadalquivir do muito que lhe falta em monumentos para ser admirada, e em melhoramentos materiaes para rivalisar vantajosamente com as cidades modernas.

O leitor e eu vamos percorre-la no terceiro quartel do seculo XV, em um dia calmoso do estio.

Abrasa tanto calor!...

Em breve zombaremos d'elle.

Os arabes, que faziam de seus palacios pequenos paraizos, rodeavam-n'os de jardins e fontes, no intuito de refrescar as regiões ardentes, que povoavam, e até no interior dos proprios edificios possuiam esses mesmos refrigerios. Ora as casas de Sevilha traduzem fiel

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