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Sá de Miranda

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Published: 1894
Language: Portugues
Wordcount: 9,006 / 37 pg
LoC Category: PQ
Downloads: 1,610
Added to site: 2008.06.20
mnybks.net#: 21273
Genre: Biography
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m as guerras da religião, que iam durar, numa furia crescente, perto de cem annos, destruindo nações inteiras. Os Jesuitas abriam os seus Collegios, onde o espirito da Renascença, sophismado, amesquinhado, pervertido, servia de capa á reacção. Por toda a Peninsula, fumavam e crepitavam as fogueiras da Inquisição. O Humanismo alado transformava-se em erudição plumbea, inerte. A Arte cahia da creação no amaneiramento. Um furor indiscriptivel, furor de disputas, furor de matanças, apossava-se da Europa e o pensamento livre, os sentimentos largos e humanos, a alta cultura pareciam prestes a desapparecer da face da terra.

Tudo isto viam ou previam aquelles grandes espiritos. Tinham sonhado salvar o mundo pela razão, e a razão parecera impotente, e o mundo desesperado appellava definitivamente para a sem-razão. Dahi aquellas incuraveis melancholias de uns, aquella desdenhosa misanthropia de

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