Oliveira Martins

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Published: 1894
Language: Portugues
Wordcount: 13,256 / 52 pg
LoC Category: PQ
Downloads: 425
Added to site: 2010.03.16
mnybks.net#: 27030
Genre: Non-fiction
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Era grande, mas não era justo: ora nada dura no mundo senão pela justiça. Tinha fatalmente de se corromper essa orgulhosa idéa nacional, fundada na violencia da conquista, na intolerancia religiosa e no despotismo politico. Os vicios interiores do organismo nacional appareceram bem depressa: appareciam já no tempo de Camões: nos Lusiadas encontram-se de vez em quando, estrophes sombrias, que são como um lugubre cras enim moriemur lançado no meio das alegrias daquelle festim heroico. Era o futuro velado e lutuoso que o poeta entrevia num deslumbramento prophetico. A nação estava, com effeito, condemnada. O heroismo que tem de durar, lança as suas raizes na região mais inalteravel, mais incorruptivel da consciencia humana, e as do nosso não chegaram lá: foi uma especie de sezão nacional; não foi um acto reflectido, filho da liberdade moral, um esforço supremo pela ju

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