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Observador Portuguez, Historico e Politico, de Lisboa, desde o dia 27 de Novembro do Anno de 1807, em que embarcou para o Brazil o Principe Regente Nosso Senhor e toda a Real Familia, por Motivo da Invasam dos Francezes neste Reino, &c. Contém todos os Editaes, Ordens publicas e particulares, Decretos, Successos fataes e desconhecidos nas Historias do Mundo; todas as Batalhas, Roubos e Usur, pacoens, até o dia 15 de Setembro de 1808, em que foram expulsos, depois de batidos, os Francezes. Lisboa. 1809.

THE tyranny which was exer- lished for the love of reputation. cised over the press in Portugal, Their sonnets and pastorals, and produced a race of authors in that glosas, easily past the various boards eountry more resembling in their of censure, which presented an inframe of mind, the writers of the superable barrier to all the works middle ages, than those of modern that tended, in the slightest degree, times. The people sunk into an in- fo expose the errours and abuses Fellectual torpor, under the paralyze of the existing government. For the ing despotism of church and state; last century, scarcely any book of and the number of readers was in history or of travels appeared in consequence so small, that litera. Portugal. So greatly indeed have kure never became a trade. There authors been deterrel from publica. was, therefore, no occupation for tion, by the obstacles which the that execrable race, who, either in boards of censure presented, and so their own naked character, as libel- little has there been to tempt them lers, or under the assumed title of in the rewards or applause which satirists or criticks, acquire noto. the publick could bestow, that a riety by pandering to envy or ma- very large proportion of Portuguese lice; and as little scope was there literature exists at this day in manu. for political adventurers, who hope script. Men were always found, who to rise in the world by tying them- delighted in acquiring knowledge selves to the tail of a party-kite for its own sake, who amused them. No man became an author for the selves in composing works for their sake of gain, or for the hope of pre- own instruction, and that of their ferment; and, except a few young friends, contented with self-applause, poets, there were none who pub- and with the thought that they were

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preparing materials, for which fu- abre st of the city, and there, seturt bisiorials would be grateful conded by the indignant populace,

The author of the Portuguese Ob- dispute every inch of the ground server is a man of this description. with the invader. Lisbon, he said, During the tyranny of Junot, he was surely as defensible as Buenos collected every edict which was Ayres. It was well for Junot, that issi.ed, kept a faithful journal of the this resolution was not effected. erents passing within his own know. The first division of the French ledge, and procured accounts, on army, consisting of 10,000 men, which he could rely, from other reached the villages adjoining Lis. parts of the kingdom. When this bon, on the 29th of November, while melancholy task was begun, there the prince and his faithful followers coviti bave been no utlier feeling 10 were sailing out of the river. They aileviate it, than the desire of leav. arrived without baggage, having only ing to posterity a faithfui detail of their knapsacks, and a half gourd an aggression, at that time unparal. slung from their girdle as a drinkleled for injustice and cruelty, in the ing cup; their muskets were rusty, annals of Europe. On the deliver- and many of them out of repair; the alice of his country, he was enabled men were mostly bare foot, founto publish as much of this journal as dered with their march, and almost prudence would permit; much, he fainting from fatigue and want of confesses, has been withheld, be- food. The very women of Lisbon cause the times required it; that is might have knocked them on the to say, he has been unwilling to make head. On the following day, the himself obnoxious, by exposing the royal guard of police went out to misconduct of individuals; and there meet Junot, and he made his enis as yet no liberty of the press in trance into the city. A proclamation Lisbon. But though he admits that had previously been circulated, in it has not been possible for him to which the general added to his relate the whole truth, his book other titles, that of Great Cross of contains nothing but the truth; this the Order of Christ, an honour conhe solemnly affirms; it is corrobo. ferred on him by that very prince rated by the testimony of persons whom he came to entrap and debest acquainted with the transactions stroy. “ Inhabitants of Lisbon," he of that period, and the work itself said, “I come to save your port and bears the strongest marks of verá- your prince from the malignant incity.

fluence of Engiand. The prince, According to this writer, the cir- otherwise respectable for his vircumstance which made the prince tues, has permitted himself to be oi brazil resolve upon retiring to drawn away by perfidious counsel his vast empire in America, was the lors, to be delivered by them to his cowbunication of the secret treaty enemies; they alarmed him for his of fontainbieall from the English personal safety; his subjects were court. Had this measure been ear. regarded as nothing, and your interlier resolved on, the act itself might ests were sacrificed to the cowar. have been one of the subiimest spec. dice of a few courtiers. People o! tacics i'ecorded in history; but the Lisbon, remain at peace in your hastc with which it was conducted, housus; fcar nothing from my army, rendered it a scene of confusion. On dor from me; our enemics and the the part of the emigrallts, nothing criminal are the only persons who was to be seen but hurry and disor ought to fear us. The great Napoder; on the part of the peopie, astojeon, my master, sends me to pronishment and dismay Sir Sidacy tect you. I wiii protect you." Smith offered to bring his teet The first act of this protection was to seize the fortresses upon the those fidalgos who accompanied the river, and fire upon the ships which prince, and of the principal merhad not yet got out. The shops were chants; and, as the first fruits of that shut; the streets full of people, and the protection, which the religion of the discount upon the paper money rose country was to experience, all perto 50 per cent. The next day, De- sons in the great convents of Jesus, cember 1, was the anniversary of the Paulistas, and S. Francisco da the acclamation; of that revolution Cidade, who had any relations by which restored the crown of Portu. whom they could be housed, were gal to its rightful heir. What a day ordered to turn out, that the French for those inhabitants of Lisbon who soldiers might be quartered in their loved their country, and were fami- apartinents. On the 3d the mer. liar with the history of its age of chants were called on for a forced glory! Powder wagons were now loan of two millions of cruzados, creaking through the streets; the and this at a time when their ships patroies and the whole force of the had been seized in France, when a police were employed in calining British squadron blockaded the port and controlling the people who be- of Lisbon, when the ships from Braheld all this with indignation, and zil were warned off by that squadron an instinctive longing to vindicate and sent to England, and all foreign themselves The parish ministers commerce utterly destroyed ! Every went from house to house, informing day, almost every hour, brought with the inhabitants that they must pre- it some new mark of French pro. pare to quarter the French officers, tection. Account was taken of the and collecting mattresses and blank- property of ail those persons who ets for the men. In the midst of all followed the prince, that it might this, so violent a storm of wind be confiscated. M. Hermann was arose, that it shook the houses like added to the regency, and made an earthquake; and in the terrour minister of finance, and of the inte. which it occasioned, many families riour, by an appointment of Buona. ied into the open country. Many parte, which by its date sufficiently buildings were injured; the treasury proved, if any proof had been need. and arsenal unroofed; and the tide ed, that whatever the conduct of the suddenly rose twelve feet. The cir- prince inight be, that tyrant had recumstance was noted in the Paris solved to usurp the kingdom. The papers; and, in the spirit of those edict which Junot had issued, on his writers who speak of the tempest first entrance into Portugal, was which occurred at Cromwell's death, now printed and circulated in Lisas something supernatural, it was bon. Beginning in the usual style of added, that no sooner had the French French hypocrisy, it ended with their Aag been hoisted, than the elements usual insolence and cruelty. Every were calmned, and the sun broke Portuguese, it said, who, not being a forth in all his splendour. This in- soldier of the line, was apprehended terpretation, however, could not be in an armed assembly, should be current 'at Lisbon, because the shot. If any Frenchman was killed French flag was not hoisted there in the country, the town or village, tili ten days after the storm.

to which the district belonged where The troops entered Lisbon mostly the murder was committed, should by night, and without beat of drum. be fined in not less than three times Eleven thousand were now posted the amount of its whole annual in the city, from Belem to the Grilo, rents, and the four principal inhabi. and from the castle to Arroios. The tants taken as hostages for the pay- , generals of division and brigade ment. And as an exemplary actof justook possession of the houses of tice, the first city, town, or village,

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