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BRIT. MUS., SLOANE MS.197, FOLIO 18. P. Barretto de Resende's Portrait of

DOM VASCO DA GAMA.

THE

COMMENTARIES

OF THE GREAT

AFONSO DALBOQUERQUE,

SECOND VICEROY OF INDIA.

TRANSLATED FROM THE

PORTUGUESE EDITION OF 177 4,

With Notes and an Introduction,

BY

WALTER DE GRAY BIRCH, F.R.S.L.,

SENIOR ASSISTANT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF MANUSCRIPTS IN THE BRITISH
MUSEUM; HONORARY LIBRARIAN OP THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF
LITERATURE; HONORARY SECRETARY OF THE BRITISH

ARCHÆOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION, ETC.

VOL. III.

Se as acções d'Albuquerque fossem communs, e ordinarias; se as suas emprezas
não passassem as metas do possivel, nem a posteridade o collocaria na ordem dos
Héroes, nem o seu nome chegaria a merecer o reverente pasmo dos seculos futuros.”--
Elogio por Fr. Xav. de Oliveira.

TY

LONDON:
PRINTED FOR THE LAKLUYT SOCIETY.

MDCCC.LXXX.

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