Jose: Our Little Portuguese Cousin Edith A. Sawyer

ISBN: 9781500544157

Published: July 1st 1911

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36 pages


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Jose: Our Little Portuguese Cousin  by  Edith A. Sawyer

Jose: Our Little Portuguese Cousin by Edith A. Sawyer
July 1st 1911 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 36 pages | ISBN: 9781500544157 | 6.55 Mb

One of the important historic events of the present century is the revolution which took place in Portugal on the third day of October, 1910, when King Manuel II lost his throne. The king and his mother were exiled and fled from Lisbon, the capitalMoreOne of the important historic events of the present century is the revolution which took place in Portugal on the third day of October, 1910, when King Manuel II lost his throne. The king and his mother were exiled and fled from Lisbon, the capital city, to England.

A republic was proclaimed throughout Portugal, and a new, progressive government was adopted on December 1st, 1910. Portugal is often described as a garden by the side of the sea. Its strength as a country lies in its agriculture, especially in its vineyards, which are the chief source of wealth.

Education in Portugal has generally been at a low ebb. At the time of the revolution less than one-fifth of the Portuguese people could read and write. Plans for the new government[vi] include the opening of many primary schools and the development of a system of higher education. The Portuguese are an earnest people, enthusiastic yet serious-minded. Even the children play soberly. Whether rich or poor, Portuguese children are taught to respect age as well as to honor their parents. Throughout the country even a small boy takes off his cap and makes a bow when he meets an older person.

Little girls also are taught gentleness of manner. The home life is simple and happy.



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