A considerable open space, in the midst of this glade, seemed formerly to have been dedicated to the rites of Druidical superstition; for, on the summit of a hillock, so regular as to seem artificial, there still remained part of a circle of rough unhewn
stones, of large dimensions.
Looking round once more, with his hand already in his pocket, he noticed against the outer wall, between the entrance and the sink, a big unhewn
stone, weighing perhaps sixty pounds.
A very steep staircase, of unhewn
stone, which was called by distinction "the ladder," led to the upper platform, upon which was visible a horizontal wheel of solid oak.
Perhaps the most appealing thing about Ivory jewelry is that it carries an intense feeling of rough, unhewn
historic kromlech [Engl.: cromlech] A structure architecture of prehistoric age consisting of a large flat or flattish unhewn
stone resting horizontally on three or more stones set upright; found in various parts of the British Isles, esp.in Wales, Devonshire, Cornwall, and Ireland.
Hence he buttonholes the reader and calls attention to "one object which you might pass by, / Might see and notice not," the "straggling Heap of unhewn
stones" to which "a Story appertains" (17-18).
In a sonnet for Vittoria Colonna, Michelangelo wrote "With chiselled touch / The stone unhewn
and cold / Becomes a living mould, / The more the marble wastes / The more the statue grows." (21) Lucrezia's "mould" will be less distinct than the sculptor's emergent statue because she is always mediated and imagined in the materials of her husband's language, but that exquisite subtlety is the price of Browning's choice of dramatic monologue as his medium, and the reward of his experiment testing the limits of speech, gender, and genre.
Furthermore, the reader who internalizes the ark of salvation in his own life is meant also to construct a library there, not from rough and unhewn
planks of secular authors, but the squared and uniformed planks of the prophets and apostles.
This aptly named establishment celebrates the raw, the unadulterated, the unhewn
. It also incorporates the whimsical.
Brian Staveley's The Emperor's Blades (2013) introduced the Chronicles of the Unhewn
Kaden, the heir to the Unhewn
Throne, has spent eight years sequestered in a remote mountain monastery, learning the enigmatic discipline of monks devoted to the Blank God.
This is why Laozi can illustrate the natural by talking about something as common as unhewn