Excerpt from Historia de Portugal Desde o Come o da Monarcha At o Fim do Reinado de Affonso III, Vol 4Estas aggress es foram tenta o demasiado forte para quem estava atfeito s luctas da imprensa Como homem que , o auctor teve a fraqueza de repellir essas aggress es, e de retardar assim a continua o do seu trabalho Devia guardar silencio emquanto homens competentes n o entrassem na dis cuss o devia tolerar que molevolencia, confrangida na sua incapacidade, escorregasse da borda dos pulpitos, rolasse pe los charcos das mas, se revolvesse no lixo accumulado ao li miar dos prost bulos mais infectos, e que, trepando ao alto dos prelos, lhe esparrinhasse os vestidos com todas as asque rosidades absorvidas nesta singular viagem O tempo e o pro gresso dos estudos historicos completariam, pelo profundo esquecimento de tantas vergonhas, a justi a que desde logo os espiritos desassombradoa, os homens instru dos fizeram tanto ao auctor como aos seus antagonistas Para isso bas tava, de feito, possuir certa somma de ideas geraes, o amor a verdade e honestidade litterarias, e o habito de observar e comparar Os adversarios do auctor mostravam se t o in habeis, que n o podiam illudir, nem por poucos momentos, os intelligentes e imparciaes Assim, elle commetteu um du plicado erro cumpre confessa lo aqui malbaratando o tempo, e dando vulto a cousas, que, consideradas a luz historica e litteraria, eram insigni cantissimas.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books Find at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work Forgotten Books uses state of the art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. Download História de Portugal: desde o começo da Monarchia até o fim do reinado de Affonso III - Volume 4 By Alexandre Herculano – bluevapours.co.uk
Alexandre Herculano de Carvalho e Ara jo was a Portuguese novelist and historian Born of humble stock, his grandfather was a foreman stonemason in the royal employ.Privation had made a man of him, and in his works he proves himself a poet of deep feeling and considerable power of expression The stirring incidents in the political emancipation of Portugal inspired his muse, and he describes the bitterness of exile, the adventurous expedition to Terceira, the heroic defence of Oporto, and the final combats of liberty In 1837 he founded the Panorama in imitation of the English Penny Magazine, and there and in Illustraco he published the historical tales which were afterwards collected into Lendas e Narratives in the same year he became royal librarian at the Ajuda Palace, which enabled him to continue his studies of the past The Panorama had a large circulation and influence, and Herculano s biographical sketches of great men and his articles of literary and historical criticism did much to educate the middle class by acquainting them with the story of their nation, and with the progress of knowledge and the state of letters in foreign countries.Grave as most of his writings are, they include a short description of a crossing from Jersey to Granville, in which he satirizes English character and customs, and reveals an unexpected sense of humour A rare capacity for tedious work, a dour Catonian rectitude, a passion for truth, pride, irritability at criticism and independence of character, are the marks of Herculano as a man He could be broken but never bent, and his rude frankness accorded with his hard, sombre face, and alienated mens sympathiea though it did not lose him their respect His lyrism is vigorous, feeling, austere and almost entirely subjective and personal, while his pamphlets are distinguished by energy of conviction, strength of affirmation, and contempt, for weaker andignorant opponents His History of Portugal is a great but incomplete monument A lack of imagination and of the philosophic spirit prevented him from penetrating or drawing characters, but his analytical gift, joined to persevering toil and honesty of purpose enabled him to present a faithful account of ascertained facts and a satisfactory and lucid explanation of political and economic events His remains lie in a majestic tomb in the Jer nimos Monastery at Belem, near Lisbon, which was raisec by public subscription to the greatest modern historian of Portugal and of the Peninsula Hisimportant works have gone through many editions and his name is still one to conjure with.
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- História de Portugal: desde o começo da Monarchia até o fim do reinado de Affonso III - Volume 4
- Alexandre Herculano
- 10 February 2018 Alexandre Herculano