It is certain that this monastery, which had a grand air, both as a church and as a seignory; that abbatial palace, where the bishops of Paris counted themselves happy if they could pass the night; that refectory, upon which the architect had bestowed the air, the beauty, and the rose window of a cathedral; that elegant chapel of the Virgin; that monumental
dormitory; those vast gardens; that portcullis; that drawbridge; that envelope of battlements which notched to the eye the verdure of the surrounding meadows; those courtyards, where gleamed men at arms, intermingled with golden copes;--the whole grouped and clustered about three lofty spires, with round arches, well planted upon a Gothic apse, made a magnificent figure against the horizon.
These minor monumental
productions were always exciting to Mr.
work on Surviving Faiths, Frumpp insists that the natives
His chief contribution to science was his studies of the electron and his monumental
work on the "Identification of Matter and Energy," wherein he established, beyond cavil and for all time, that the ultimate unit of matter and the ultimate unit of force were identical.
The tall marble fireplace had a cold and monumental
Tibby forwarded this to Helen, adding in the fulness of his heart that Leonard Bast seemed somewhat a monumental
person after all.
All the paddles flashed and struck together with a mighty splash that reverberated loudly in the monumental
amphitheatre of hills.
The house was an enormous slum, a hive of human vermin, a monumental
abode of misery towering on the verge of starvation and despair.
He went up to the door, which had a projecting canopy in carved work of festooned jack-towels and children's heads with water on the brain, designed after a once-popular monumental
pattern, and knocked.
Rappit, the hair-dresser, with his well-anointed coronal locks tending wavily upward, like the simulated pyramid of flame on a monumental
urn, seemed to her at that moment the most formidable of her contemporaries, into whose street at St.
It was like this: I asked myself one day this question--what if Napoleon, for instance, had happened to be in my place, and if he had not had Toulon nor Egypt nor the passage of Mont Blanc to begin his career with, but instead of all those picturesque and monumental
things, there had simply been some ridiculous old hag, a pawnbroker, who had to be murdered too to get money from her trunk (for his career, you understand).
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