Dr. Macedo, that, as we assume, never dedicated seriously to the comedy ; it wrote at some moments of recess two or three workmanships that had been represented with much applause. We can say the same of this author that of first Martins Penalty: it felt the influence of its public; if he continued however, Mr. Dr. Macedo has talent sufficiently and very good literary taste, so that it obtained the little little to correct the popular trend, and to present in our theater the true comedy. With franqueza we say that we feel to see in the dramatical workmanships of the Dr. Macedo blemishes of foreign imitation, that takes off them the originalidade matrix; if it did not have imagination and poetry, would be this excusable one; but when it can be beautiful, being Brazilian, it does not have justification; it is will to work fast.
Not finding therefore in our literature a model, I was to more in advance search it in the country in civilization, and whose spirit in such a way is harmonized with the Brazilian society; in the Frana.' ' (P. 470-1) ___. When running of the penalty. So Paulo: Martins Sources, 2004. P. 304-11. In its periodical column of 06.05.1855, it publishes a story on a Magical Lens, inhaled in the Memories of the Devil, of Frdric Souli.
Probable inspiration for the magical Lens of JMM, published in 1869. ___. As and why I am romancista. 2 ed. Campinas: Bridges, 2005. P. 37-8. ALENCASTRO, Luiz Philip of. Private life and order private in the Empire. In: YOU NOVATE, Fernando. the History of the private life in Brazil. So Paulo: Company of the Letters, 2004. v. 2, P. 11-93. Quotation JMM in P. 32 (on the correct speech of the slave in the Moreninha), 85 (on the tooth lack in Violante Owner, of the romance of an old one) and 90-1 (on the victim-executioners).