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Alvares, Manuel, 1526-1583, et al. / Ethiopia Minor and a geographical account of the Province of Sierra Leone : (c. 1615)

Annual report for 1613: for the provincial of the Society of Jesus,   pp. [unnumbered]-19

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wild boar, from which you can make a most tasty dish to present to
Senhor Pedro Alvares Pereira, who must value it highly since it is
from his own game reserve." How thoroughly the good king proposed
to serve this captain and how successfully he was able to do thist
And not only he, but all his brothersl The misfortunes of the poor
youth were secret judgments of the Most High. Fortunate Nuno, that
the Lord in this way gives him in anticipation the gifts of the
Divine Spiritl Until now, like a toiler on the farm, he makes do
with dry bread and wild fruit for his sustenance: this keeps him
doleful as he raises up good muscatel and bastardo grapes, which
he can /?not/ enjoy until he harvests them. I will note that on
the day of the sad harvest Nuno prophes.ed the disastrous outcome,
by continuous tears and expressions of deep concern.
It falls here to deal with another difster of 18th June, 1613,
(the sentence) from that rigorous seat of divine justice on the three
principal enemies of [eaven who brought scandal to the new church(g)
One of them had sent many innocents to hell, by inviting them to help
him to raise false testimonies for the diabolical army. (He was) so
artful that he clearly showed himself a graduate of the University
founded by the father of all lies. Hle was a remarkable spreader of
rumours with a mouth more wicked than hell mouth, a lascarim of this king
Twice the Lord threatened him, once with a fish bone in his throat
from which he should have died, and-nother time with abite from a
poisonous snake, of the breed of which the Prophet said, "Inquitatem
in corde et corde loguti sunt." g"They speak iniquity in their
heart", conflation of Psalms 11:3 and 65:18j7    He was the ruin of
spiritual edifice as well as of (the chapel dedicated to) Our Lady of
the Conception on Tasso Island.(h)
(g) Paul, Saul, master of Luis Nunes.
(h) Parishioner of the sad parish of illustrious Lusbel. Hle died
without a cross, without light.


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