Alferes


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Al`fe´res


n.1.An ensign; a standard bearer.
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Alferes took the 12-U title with a 4-0, 4-1 win over Kristin Salimbangon.
As in the old chronicles, in Jornada de Africa--Romance de Amor e Morte do Alferes Sebastiao, the revisiting of Alcacer Quibir represents the eternal return to a history and to an unfulfilled hope.
He rose from the ranks as a soldier, ensign (alferes), infantry captain, naval commander, admiral, captain general of Daman (twice) and of Bassein (once), political councilor, and, finally, as General of the North.
The second and third sections of the story are linked by the presence in both of the cavalry officer, the alferes, who in the course of Nunes's party, and at the moment when the enemy army is entering Portugal, recites A Judia, with a line (quoted twice in Eca's text) that picks up, ironically, the vigilance theme associated with the sentry: 'Dorme que eu velo, sedutora imagem'.
Morte do Alferes Sebastiao) (Lisbon: Dom Quixote/Circulo de Leitores,