The Fountain Court at Hampton Court may serve as an illustration (save as regards the use of arches
instead of wooden supports and rafters) and the arrangement is still common in Sicily.
Far as eye could reach were tall green trees whose drooping boughs made graceful arches
, through which the golden light shone softly, making bright shadows on the deep green moss below, where the fairest flowers waved in the cool wind, and sang, in their low, sweet voices, how beautiful is Love.
Mordaunt followed the carriage, and when he had watched it drive beneath the sombre arches
he went and stationed himself under a wall over which the shadow was extended, and remained motionless, amidst the moldings of Jean Goujon, like a bas-relievo, representing an equestrian statue.