See also:Spanish and Portuguese historian and poet, was
See also:born of an
See also:ancient Portuguese
See also:family, probably at Pombeiro, on the 18th of
See also:March r S9o, attended the university of
See also:Braga for some years, and when about fourteen entered the service of the
See also:bishop of
See also:Oporto . With the exception of about four years from 1631 to 1634, during which he was a member of the Portuguese
See also:embassy in Rome, the greater
See also:part of his later
See also:life was spent at
See also:Madrid, and there he died, after much suffering, on the 3rd of
See also:June 1649 . He was a laborious, peaceful man; and a happy
See also:marriage with Catharina Machado, the
See also:Albania of his poems, enabled him to lead a studious domestic life, dividing his cares and affections between his
See also:children and his books . His first important
See also:work, an Epitome de
See also:las historias Portuguezas (Madrid, 1628), was favourably received; but some passages in his enormous commentary upon Os Lusiadas, the poem of Luis de Camoens, excited the suspicion of the inquisitors, caused his temporary incarceration, and led to the permanent loss of his official
See also:salary . In spite of the
See also:enthusiasm which is said to have prescribed to him the daily task of twelve
See also:folio pages,
See also:death overtook him before he had completed his greatest enterprise, a
See also:history of the Portuguese in all parts of the
See also:world . Several portions of the work appeared at
See also:Lisbon after his death, under the editorship of Captain Faria y
See also:Sousa:—Europa Portugueza (1667, 3 vols.);
See also:Asia Portugueza (1666-1675, 3 vols.); Africa Portugueza (1681) . As a poet Faria y Sousa was nearly as prolific; but his poems are vitiated by the prevailing Gongorism of his
See also:time . They were for the most part collected in the Noches claras (Madrid, 1624-1626), and the Fuente de Aganipe, of which four volumes were published at Madrid in 1644-1646 . He also wrote, from information supplied by P . A . Semmedo, Imperio de
See also:China i cultures evangelica en el (Madrid, 1642); and translated and completed the Nobiliario of the count of Barcellos . There are
See also:translations by J .
See also:Stevens of the History of
See also:Portugal (
See also:London, 1698), and of Portuguese Asia (London, 1695) .
WILLIAM GEORGE FARGO (1818-1881)
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