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A India Portugueza

Conferencia feita em 16 de março de 1908

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Published: 1908
Language: Portugues
Wordcount: 11,773 / 45 pg
LoC Category: PQ
Downloads: 365
Added to site: 2010.02.03
mnybks.net#: 26545
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Non-fiction
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oi pouco a pouco desapparecendo e os famosos edificios cahiram, como cahiu o poder que os tinha levantado. As intrigas, as guerras, as rivalidades e a grande falta de criterio administrativo, causaram e apressaram essa queda, e bem podemos dizer como disse o grande poeta Thomaz Ribeiro:

Eis a cidade morta, e solitaria, Gôa, Seis templos alvejando entre um palmar enorme Eis o Mandovy-Tejo, a oriental Lisboa, Onde em jazigo regio immensa gloria dorme!

A Europa, porém, tinha acordado, nações audazes e invejosas levantavam-se, querendo tambem a sua parte na partilha do mundo.

A Hollanda, a Inglaterra e a França armavam os seus navios e os povos cançados do jugo, que os vencedores não tinham sabido suavisar, revoltaram-se. A guerra alastrou-se por toda a parte.

A fé, o fanatismo e o ideal religioso, tinham em grande parte guiado os nossos primeiros navegadores, levavam sempre alçada a cruz, e se se apossavam das terras, derra

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