When pombal took the reins of power into his own hands, virtue and learning beamed bright within the college walls.
On the 9th, we came up with their rear-guard on a table land near pombal.
It remained quite indifferent to the atrocities of which pombal was guilty.
Queen Maria's first act at her accession was to open pombal's dungeons.
pombal requested to resign, and the Donna Maria accepted the resignation, and conferred various marks of honour upon him.
On their way to the capital they saw the unburied coffin of pombal.
He began boldly; and all that Lisbon now has of beauty is due to the taste and energy of pombal.
A similar claim was made by pombal for Portugal (vide infra).
The old minister did not long survive his disgrace, and died at pombal on May 8, 1782, at the age of eighty-three.
That however, did not trouble him and he did everything that pombal bade him to do, to defame and destroy the Society.