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Estrellas Propícias

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Published: 1863
Language: Portugues
Wordcount: 47,378 / 162 pg
LoC Category: PQ
Downloads: 528
Added to site: 2010.09.22
mnybks.net#: 29067
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no fim do outomno, quantidade de morgados e morgadas, que se dispendiam á larga, e constituiam grande parte da sociedade brilhante, que os folhetins cantavam, e as modistas vestiam... ou despiam, seria mais acertado dizer-se. Nenhum festim nupcial dispensava um baile; cada pessoa da familia opulenta, em seu dia natalicio, tinha um baile; o baile era o cunho do progresso n'aquella sociedade desentorpecida do marasmo de seculos, e devotada a competir em pompas com Lisboa, que a não valia então, nem hoje me affoito a dizer que a vale. E quão diversa agora se me afigura, quão outra te vi, ó rainha do norte, depois que os teus próceres trocaram a convivencia dos salões pela commodidade das equipagens! Foi a parelha que matou o baile indisputavelmente. Foi o luxo esteril dos urcos e dos arreios, dos trens armorejados, e das fantasiosas librés que desviou o fecundante capital do intento civilisador a que o applicaram os patriarchas do progresso n'aquella

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