Sketches of Residence and Travels in Brazil: Embracing Historical and Geographical Notices of the Empire and Its Several Provinces, Zväzok 1

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Strana 294 - But alas! for his country — her pride is gone by, And that spirit is broken, which never would bend; O'er the ruin her children in secret must sigh, For 'tis treason to love her, and death to defend.
Strana 21 - Praise ye the Lord. Praise ye the Lord from the heavens praise him in the heights. Praise ye him, all his angels praise ye him, all his hosts. Praise ye him, sun and moon praise him, all ye stars of light.
Strana 22 - ... both young men and maidens; old men and children: let them praise the name of the Lord; for his name alone is excellent; his glory is above the earth and heaven.
Strana 21 - Who layeth the beams of his chambers in the waters : who maketh the clouds his chariot ; who walketh upon the wings of the wind...
Strana 42 - ... maintained during these periods throughout Brazil, was absolute in the extreme, and by no means calculated to develop the great resources of the country. Nevertheless, it was anticipated by the more enlightened statesmen of Portugal, that the colony would at some day eclipse the glory of the mother country.
Strana 89 - Almeida's death, when the circumstances of his life were fresh in remembrance, and too soon for the embellishment of machinery to be interwoven. This remarkable person, whose name appears originally to have been John Martin, was an Englishman, born in London during the reign of Elizabeth. In the tenth year of his age he was kidnapped by a Portuguese merchant, apparently for the purpose of preserving him in the Catholic faith; and this merchant, seven years afterward, took him to Brazil, where, being...
Strana 90 - Anchieta was his superior, then an old man, broken down with exertion and austerities and subject to frequent faintings. Almeida used to rub his feet at such times, in reference to which he was accustomed to say that, whatever virtue there might be in his hands, he had taken it from the feet of his master. No voluptuary ever invented so many devices for pampering the senses as Joam d' Almeida did for mortifying them.
Strana 124 - Scarce a breath of air is stirring, and the neighboring mimosas, that have folded up their leaves to sleep, stand motionless beside the dark crowns of the manga, the jaca, and the...
Strana 21 - Praise the Lord from the earth, ye dragons, and all deeps: Fire, and hail; snow, and vapour; stormy wind fulfilling his word: Mountains, and all hills; fruitful trees, and all cedars: Beasts, and all cattle; creeping things, and flying fowl...
Strana 143 - Yet it is my firm conviction, that there is not a Roman Catholic country on the globe where there prevails a greater degree of toleration, or a greater liberality of feeling, towards Protestants.

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