Let the reader picture to himself, crowning a limestone hillock, an oblong mass of masonry fifteen feet in height, thirty wide, forty long, with a gate, an external railing and a platform; on this platform sixteen enormous pillars of rough hewn
stone, thirty feet in height, arranged in a colonnade round three of the four sides of the mass which support them, bound together at their summits by heavy beams, whence hung chains at intervals; on all these chains, skeletons; in the vicinity, on the plain, a stone cross and two gibbets of secondary importance, which seemed to have sprung up as shoots around the central gallows; above all this, in the sky, a perpetual flock of crows; that was Montfauçon.
Afterwards, when the head is hewn
from his foe, Jikiza goes back to the meeting of the headmen, and they talk as before.
In the center was a square, solid monument of hewn
Gangs of carpenters hoping for high pay arrived in Moscow every day, and on all sides logs were being hewn
, new houses built, and old, charred ones repaired.
Presently he reached the splendid palace of King Priam, adorned with colonnades of hewn
It is nothing but a dismal cavern, roughly hewn
in the living rock of the Hill of Calvary.
I stayed two months in the province of Ligonus, and during that time procured a church to be built of hewn
stone, roofed and wainscoted with cedar, which is the most considerable in the whole country.