A velhice do padre eterno

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Language: Portugues
Wordcount: 22,550 / 84 pg
LoC Category: PQ
Downloads: 637
Added to site: 2007.11.18
mnybks.net#: 19090
Genre: Poetry
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lde;es das bíblicas videiras,
Os entregam á roda, ao cadafalso, á espada,
Ou os queimam por junto aos centos nas fogueiras.

O estrago cada vez era maior, mais forte;
Apezar da realeza, o throno e a sachristia
Andarem sacudindo o enxofrador da morte
No formigueiro vil das pragas da heresia.

Por ultimo Voltaire--filoxera invade
Essa encosta plantada outr'ora por Jesus,
E das cepas ideaes da escura meia idade
Ficaram simplesmente uns velhos troncos nús.

IV

Mas como havia ainda alguns consumidores
D'esse vinho que o sol deixou de fecundar,
Uns velhos cardeaes, habeis exploradores,
Reuniram-se em concilio afim de os imitar.

E é assim que Antonelli, o verdadeiro papa,
O chimico da fé, um grande industrial,
Fabrica para o mundo ingenuo uma zurrapa
Que elle assevera que é o antigo vinho ideal.

Para isso combina os varios elementos
Que compõem esta droga: o nome

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