We came at length to the foot of the descent, and stood together on the damp ground of the catacombs
of the Montresors.
They made him get out, walk along the banks of the river, and then brought him to Teresa and Luigi, who were waiting for him in the catacombs
And he dreamed that the Holy Virgin Mother of the Kiev catacombs
came to him and said, 'Believe in me and I will make you whole.' So he begged: 'Take me to her, take me to her.' It's the real truth I'm telling you, I saw it myself.
Tierce after tierce, too, of water, and bread, and beef, and shooks of staves, and iron bundles of hoops, were hoisted out, till at last the piled decks were hard to get about; and the hollow hull echoed under foot, as if you were treading over empty catacombs
, and reeled and rolled in the sea like an air-freighted demijohn.
Belzoni, worming himself through the subterranean passages of the Egyptian catacombs
, could not have met with great impediments than those we here encountered.
The ruins of Caesar's Palace, Pompey's Pillar, Cleopatra's Needle, the Catacombs
, and ruins of ancient Alexandria will be found worth the visit.
It had been five thousand and fifty years and some months since he had been consigned to the catacombs
When he has satisfied himself, in general and in detail, that it was made by such a person as he, so armed and so motived, and to ends to which he himself should also have worked, the problem is solved; his thought lives along the whole line of temples and sphinxes and catacombs
, passes through them all with satisfaction, and they live again to the mind, or are now.
Its emblems and symbols have been found in the Catacombs
of Paris and Rome, on the stones of the Parthenon and the Chinese Great Wall, among the temples of Karnak and Palmyra and in the Egyptian Pyramids -- always by a Freemason.
The glories of Thebes and Balbec--columns, catacombs
, and pyramids!
Powell wandered up and down there like an early Christian refugee in the catacombs
; but what little faith he had in the success of his enterprise was oozing out at his finger-tips.
And to Adam the church service was the best channel he could have found for his mingled regret, yearning, and resignation; its interchange of beseeching cries for help with outbursts of faith and praise, its recurrent responses and the familiar rhythm of its collects, seemed to speak for him as no other form of worship could have done; as, to those early Christians who had worshipped from their childhood upwards in catacombs
, the torch-light and shadows must have seemed nearer the Divine presence than the heathenish daylight of the streets.