We visited the principal church, also--a curious old structure
, with a towerlike spire adorned with all sorts of grotesque images.
HAVING reviewed the general form of the proposed government and the general mass of power allotted to it, I proceed to examine the particular structure
of this government, and the distribution of this mass of power among its constituent parts.
In passing it is necessary to refer to the structure
of Chinese verse, which, difficult as it is to grasp and differing in particulars from our European ideas of technique, has considerable interest for the student of verse form and construction.
The tall masts holding aloft the white canvas, spread out like a snare for catching the invisible power of the air, emerge gradually from the water, sail after sail, yard after yard, growing big, till, under the towering structure
of her machinery, you perceive the insignificant, tiny speck of her hull.
Some of these--guesses, let us call them--seem to show that there was some sort of structure
there when the Romans came, therefore it must have been a place of importance in Druid times--if indeed that was the beginning.
The wicket from which the pair had lately emerged was in the wall of this structure
Let us add that if it is according to rule that the architecture of a building should be adapted to its purpose in such a manner that this purpose shall be immediately apparent from the mere aspect of the building, one cannot be too much amazed at a structure
which might be indifferently--the palace of a king, a chamber of communes, a town-hall, a college, a riding-school, an academy, a warehouse, a court-house, a museum, a barracks, a sepulchre, a temple, or a theatre.
Any one who cares to do so might test the validity of those rules in the nearest possible way, by applying them to the varied examples in this wide  survey of what has been actually well done in English prose, here exhibited on the side of their strictly prosaic merit--their conformity, before all other aims, to laws of a structure
The house itself, suddenly revealed, was a grim weather-beaten structure
, built on the very edge of a queer, barrow-like tongue of land which ended with the house itself.
In answer to the challenge of this ambitious structure
Time had laid his destroying hand upon it, and it would soon be "one with Nineveh and Tyre.
So reconstructed, the earliest period appears to us as a time of slow development in which the characteristic epic metre, diction, and structure
grew up slowly from crude elements and were improved until the verge of maturity was reached.
Nevertheless, such a conclusion, even if well founded, would be unsatisfactory, until it could be shown how the innumerable species inhabiting this world have been modified, so as to acquire that perfection of structure
and coadaptation which most justly excites our admiration.