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Uma família ingleza: Scenas da vida do Porto
Entre os subditos da rainha Victoria, residentes no Porto, ao principiar a segunda metade do seculo dezenove, nenhum havia mais bemquisto e mais obsequiado, e poucos se apontavam como mais fleugmaticos e genuinamente inglezes, do que Mr. Richard Whitestone. Por tal nome era em toda a cidade conhecido um abastado negociante de fino tacto commercial e genio emprehendedor, cujo credito nas primeiras praas da Europa e da America, e com especialidade nos vastos emporios da Gran-Bretanha, se firmava em bases de uma solidez superabundantemente provada. Por vezes arriscra capitaes a inaugurar companhias, a plantar novos ramos de commercio, a auxiliar industrias nascentes, aventurando assim proveitosos exemplos, para serem seguidos depois, j com melhores garantias de lucro, por seus collegas, caracteres em geral cautelosos e positivos e sempre desconfiados a respeito de innovaes. Apesar d'isso, as crises, essas derruidoras tempestades to frequentes na vida do commercio, tinham passado por cima da casa Whitestone, respeitando-a. Atravs das nuvens negras, que tantas vezes assombram o mundo monetario, vira-se sempre brilhar a firma do honrado Mr. Richard, com o esplendor tradicional; emquanto que no sorriram fados to propicios s de muitos meticulosos e precatados, no obstante egoistas abstenes. ......Buy Now (To Read More)
Ebook Number: 16443
Author: Dinis, Júlio
Release Date: Aug 5, 2005
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