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Crates Mallotes ou Critica Dialogistica dos Grammaticos Defuntos contra a pedantaria do tempo

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Author: Robert Guliver
Published: 1800
Language: Portugues
Wordcount: 18,499 / 65 pg
LoC Category: PQ
Downloads: 361
Added to site: 2010.11.11
mnybks.net#: 29549
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Non-fiction
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ego, veio o exemplo desta pedantaria, deste desprezo das letras. Aqui se levantou o P. Manoel Alvares, todo inflammado, e disse: Depois que o grande Rei D. José reformou os Estudos, e reprovou a minha arte, ficou a Grammatica Latina bem facil de aprender; mas a pezar desta reforma vejo cada vez mais pedantes, e estadistas de café.

He verdade, disse Fr. Theotonio de Lisboa, que as intenções do nosso Rei foram todas as mais heroicas; Portugal no meio deste seculo poz-se todo luminoso; e os sabios cresciam em tanto numero, quanto era o das mercês, e premios, que de taõ alto Senhor recebiam. Estas luzes porém vaõ-se diariamente apagando pelas borrascas tenebrosas, que ha dez annos pegaram, e a ignorancia corre appressadamente a pôr no cachaço dos humanos a sua canga de ferro.

Como póde ser, disse eu, que as letras tenham decahido tanto em Portugal? Ha 23 annos, que lá estive, e parecia-me ter sabios para ensinar todos

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