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.
Now the buildings of the outer court were at least five feet high, and it was impossible for me to stride over them without infinite damage to the pile, though the walls were strongly built of hewn
stone, and four inches thick.
Then fitly mightest thou have been hewn
down and cast into the flames."