Excerpt from Life in Brazil, or a Journal of a Visit to the Land of the Cocoa and the Palm: With an Appendix, Containing Illustrations of Ancient South American Arts in Recently Discovered Implements and Products of Domestic Industry, and Works in Stone, Pottery, Gold, Silver, Bronze, &C The present times are the beginning of a fresh chapter in man's history, and look not unlike the opening of a new epoch in the development of his being. Habits and impulses hither to rudimental seem ready to burst into maturity, as if the larva state of his existence was closing, and he was about to use wings as well as feet - an age of locomotion, and the prelude to one of ﬂight. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.