Appleton's Cyclopaedia of American Biography Volume 4

Appleton's Cyclopaedia of American Biography Volume 4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ...his works are yet in use in the universities of Brazil. They include ' Historia de Portugal eomposta era Inglez por unia sociedade de litteratos. transladada era vulgar, com as addie&es da versSo franeeza e notas do traductor portuguez" (3 vols., Lisbon, 1788; second ed., revised, 4 vols., Pernambuco, 1806); and "Diccionario da Lingua Portugueza" (2 vols., Lisbon, 1789; revised ed., Pernambuco, 1815). The latter was enlarged by Agostinho do Mendonca Falcao, and in its new form is the standard dictionary of the Portuguese language. He also wrote "fiecrecSo do homem sensivel, o collecao de Exemplos verdadeiros e patheticos" (2 vols., Pernambuco, 1819); and several less important works. MORA IS, Sabato (mo-rah-ees), clergyman, b. in Leghorn, Italy, 29 April, 1824. After careful Hebrew and rabbinical training he went to London in 1845, and in 1846 was elected head-master in the Orphans' school of the Spanish and Portuguese synagogue. In 1851 he came to this country and settled in Philadelphia as minister of a synagogue, which post he has since occupied. He has been connected with all the Jewish movements of his lime and has powerfully defended conservative Judaism. On the opening of Maimonides college, Philadelphia, in 1867, he was chosen professor of Hebrew and biblical literature. He has been a frequent contributor to the American Jewish press, principally on themes connected with Hebrew literature. He has been connected with Italian politics, became a Freemason to advocate liberty and unity in Italy, and was an intimate friend of Joseph Mazzini. His outspoken opposition to slavery led to his being chosen an honorary member of the Union league of Philadelphia during the civil war. He took an active part in the...
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