Hence, complex monuments, edifices of gradation and transition.
But, beautiful as it has been preserved in growing old, it is difficult not to sigh, not to wax indignant, before the numberless degradations and mutilations which time and men have both caused the venerable monument to suffer, without respect for Charlemagne, who laid its first stone, or for Philip Augustus, who laid the last.
He saw, or thought he saw, a woman in white, yesterday evening, as he was passing the churchyard; and the figure, real or fancied, was standing by the marble cross, which he and every one else in Limmeridge knows to be the monument
having had full time to settle and dry, let me take your opinion, as a man of taste, on the inscription I have (as I before remarked, not without some little fever of the brow) drawn out for it.
"Look into the plains of Egypt and Arabia; their sandy deserts teem with the monuments
of their antiquity; and then we have also recorded documents of their glory; doubling the proofs of their former greatness, now that they lie stripped of their fertility; while we look in vain for similar evidences that man has ever reached the summit of civilisation on this continent, or search, without our reward, for the path by which he has made the downward journey to his present condition of second childhood."
"There now!" exclaimed the stranger; "it is our nature to desire a monument
, be it slate or marble, or a pillar of granite, or a glorious memory in the universal heart of man."
'There now!' exclaimed the stranger; 'it is our nature to desire a monument
, be it slate or marble, or a pillar of granite, or a glorious memory in the universal heart of man.'
Think of a monument
a mile high, standing on a pedestal two miles high!
was placed in Highgate Cemetery by a small band of workmen whom Trefusis found out of employment.
In the center was a square, solid monument
of hewn stone.
Clara was making a rosary of beads for a little figure of a Sister of Charity, who was to attend the Bunker Hill fair and lend her aid in erecting the Monument
. Little Alice sat on Grandfather's footstool, with a picture- book in her hand; and, for every picture, the child was telling Grandfather a story.
The day was unmarked therefore by anything to interest her imagination beyond the sight of a very elegant monument
to the memory of Mrs.