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General Books publication date: 2009 Original publication date: 1827 Notes: This is a black and white OCR reprint of the original. It has no illustrations and there may be typos or missing text. When you buy the General Books edition of this book you get free trial access to Million-Books.com where you can select from more than a million books for free. Excerpt: CHAPTER II. 1820 -- 1822. Origin of the Revolution of 1820 -- Revolt of the Garrison of Oporto -- A Constitutional Government there proclaimed -- Joyfully received by the People -- Imbecility of the Regency -- Paralyzing Effects of their Vacillation upon the Spirit of the Royal Adherents, and upon the Loyalty of the Army -- The Garrison of Lisbon proclaim the Constitution -- The Revolution completed -- At first hailed with Enthusiasm by the Nation -- Assembly of the Cortes -- Intemperate Language of that Body -- Gross Impolicy of its Proceedings -- Disappointment and Disgust thereby excited -- In the Nobility, the Peasantry, the Religious Orders, and the Army -- Re-action of Public Feeling -- Arrival of the King from Brazil -- His insulting Reception by the Cortes -- Affection of the People for his Person -- Reviving Loyalty of the Army -- Character of John VI. -- And of the Queen -- Her injurious Treatment by the Cortes -- Her secret Schemes of Vengeance, and Counter-Revolution -- Favored by the wretched Errors of the Cortes -- Continued Oppression and Corruption of Administration under the Constitutional Government -- General Disaffection to its rule. The picture which has been attempted in the preceding chapter, will probably have sufficed to illustrate the real condition of Portugal at the close of the Peninsular war, and during the six years that intervened between that epoch and the revolution of 1820. tin- lrllnHlnM nf Ilie few native manufacto- '' t'l llw kiiiUnu. the total loss of the wf BottU, and the otter by ttw Mtuw? of V- - and discontent.
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