Contos e Lendas

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Published: 1866
Language: Portugues
Wordcount: 36,526 / 119 pg
LoC Category: PQ
Downloads: 1,340
Added to site: 2009.10.30
mnybks.net#: 25679
Origin: gutenberg.org
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porvir, tão crente e enthusiasta, como se acabasse de entrar na epocha das illusões. Entendia e applicava o Evangelho pelos affectos ardentes da sua alma, abraçando como filhos e irmãos todos os afflictos e necessitados; e pelo amor, finalmente, não perdoava mas agradecia as offensas, as injustiças, e até as calumnias, provações da virtude, não se lembrando d'ellas senão para pagar o mal com o bem.

Horacio, Salustio e Tacito eram os seus auctores mimosos, a par de Camões, de Ferreira e de Sá de Miranda. Familiar com os escriptores da antiguidade, e com os modernos de mais nome, seria preciso colhel-o desapercebido, e espertar a veia natural e espirituosa da sua conversação, para se apreciar devidamente os thesouros encobertos d'aquella vasta erudição e os prodigios de uma memoria em verdade rara. As citações acudiam-lhe espontaneas; os ditos agudos e as anecdotas encadeav

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