He had at last to ask the mason what he would consider fair payment for the execution of the design, though he knew that the man could no more solve the problem than he, and that, though he would certainly ask as much as he thought he could get, his demand must be limited by his poverty and by the competition of the monumental
There was a silence during which the tick of the monumental
ormolu clock on the white marble mantelpiece grew as loud as the boom of a minute-gun.
person with the short moustache led the advance.
Daisy was strolling along the top of one of those great mounds of ruin that are embanked with mossy marble and paved with monumental
There was something monumental
in his ungainliness.
The colleges, which are, in fact, the intermediate ring between the cloister and the world, hold the middle position in the monumental
series between the Hôtels and the abbeys, with a severity full of elegance, sculpture less giddy than the palaces, an architecture less severe than the convents.
Outside was a considerable yard full of monumental
Harris, however, revels in tombs, and graves, and epitaphs, and monumental
inscriptions, and the thought of not seeing Mrs.
A turn of the street, a firelit room, something monumental
in the procession of the lamp-posts, who shall say what accident of light or shape had suddenly changed the prospect within his mind, and led him to murmur aloud:
In conduct these ends had been attained; but the difficulty of making his Key to all Mythologies unimpeachable weighed like lead upon his mind; and the pamphlets--or "Parerga" as he called them--by which he tested his public and deposited small monumental
records of his march, were far from having been seen in all their significance.
And if we take Amiel at his own word, we must suppose that but for causes, the chief of which were bad health and a not long life, he too would have produced monumental
work, whose scope and character he would wish us to conjecture from his "Thoughts.
It was the most monumental
work we had ever effected with our hands, and we were proud of it.