Brazil, the Home for Southerners: Or, A Practical Account of what the Author, and Others, who Visited that Country, for the Same Objects, Saw and Did While in that Empire (Google eBook)

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G. B. Richardson, 1866 - Brazil - 272 pages
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Page 115 - I AM the resurrection and the life, saith the Lord: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: and whosoever liveth and believeth in me, shall never die.
Page 9 - ... importance of the lion tribe. There was, however, one remarkable feature in all of them, to which the host, silent as he was from politeness, seemed not at all insensible ; that, diverse as were these representations, in one point they all agreed, that the man was always victorious, and the lion was always overcome. The man had it all his own way, and the lion was but a fool, and served to make him sport. There were exquisite works in marble, of Samson rending the lion like a kid, and young...
Page 32 - The especial attributes of the Assembly are to administer 'the oaths to the Emperor, the Imperial Prince, the Regent, or the Regency ; to elect the Regent or Regency, and to fix the limits of his or their authority ; to acknowledge the Imperial Prince as successor to the throne, on the first meeting after his birth ; to nominate the guardian of the young Emperor in case such guardian has not been named in the parental testament ; to resolve all doubts relative to the succession on the death of the...
Page 33 - Regency ; to elect the Regent, or Regency ; and to fix the limits of his or their authority ; to acknowledge the Imperial Prince as successor to the Throne, on the first meeting after his birth ; to nominate the Guardian of the young Emperor, in case such Guardian were not named in the parental testament; to resolve all doubts relative to the succession on the death of the Emperor, or vacancy of the Throne; to examine into the past administration, and to reform its abuses ; to elect a new dynasty,...
Page 35 - The ordinary annual sessions of the two Houses of Legislature are limited to the period of four months. (22) To each province of the Empire there is a legislative Assembly, for the purpose of discussion on its particular interests, and the promotion of projects of law accommodated to its localities and urgencies; but these Assemblies are not invested with any power excepting that of proposing laws of provincial interest. (23) The attributes of the moderative power (which...
Page 35 - The attributes of the moderative power (which is designated the key to the entire political organization, and which is vested exclusively in the hands of the Emperor) are the nomination of Senators, according to the before-mentioned regulations ; the convocation of the General Assembly whenever the good of the Empire...
Page 10 - ... misconception or excess of indignity which was thought too great for the lord of the forest and the king of brutes. After, he had gone over the mansion, his entertainer asked him what he thought of the splendours it contained; and he in reply did full justice...
Page 33 - ... forces within the Empire ; to authorize the Government to contract loans to establish means for the payment of the public debt; to regulate the administration of national property and decree its alienation ; to create or suppress public offices, and to fix the stipend to be allotted to them ; and, lastly, to determine the weight, value, inscription, type, and denomination of the coinage. (12) During the term of their office, the members of both Houses are alike exempted from arrest, unless by...
Page 19 - ... outrages. He forgets those instances in which ladies have been tied before a slow fire, and their feet roasted, to make them disclose the hiding place of the little purse of gold, until the once lithe, and happy creatures, are now club-footed and toeless.
Page 9 - ... another, he did not fail to direct his attention to the indirect homage which these various groups and tableaux paid to the importance of the lion tribe. There was, however, one remarkable feature in all of them, to which the host, silent as he was from politeness, seemed not at all insensible...

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