We visited the principal church, also--a curious old structure
, with a towerlike spire adorned with all sorts of grotesque images.
I, too, in the grey, small, antique structure
, with its low roof, its latticed casements, its mouldering walls, its avenue of aged firs--all grown aslant under the stress of mountain winds; its garden, dark with yew and holly--and where no flowers but of the hardiest species would bloom--found a charm both potent and permanent.
Having approached this structure
, I looked inside, and perceived it to be a singular sort of old- fashioned couch, very conveniently designed to obviate the necessity for every member of the family having a room to himself.
Southward of this venerable structure
lies the street labyrinth of Lambeth; and nearly midway, in that part of the maze of houses which is placed nearest to the river, runs the dingy double row of buildings now, as in former days, known by the name of Vauxhall Walk.
So much was closing in about the women who sat knitting, knitting, that they their very selves were closing in around a structure
yet unbuilt, where they were to sit knitting, knitting, counting dropping heads.
The glory of lodging over this structure
would have compensated him, I dare say, for many inconveniences; but, as there were really few to bear, beyond the compound of flavours I have already mentioned, and perhaps the want of a little more elbow-room, he was perfectly charmed with his accommodation.
Other lots were marked off on other parts of the structure
, and the ivy had been torn down to make room for the inscriptions, and much of it trailed low in the dust and was withered already.
The hasty multitude Admiring enter'd, and the work some praise And some the Architect: his hand was known In Heav'n by many a Towred structure
high, Where Scepter'd Angels held thir residence, And sat as Princes, whom the supreme King Exalted to such power, and gave to rule, Each in his Herarchie, the Orders bright.
Still, however, the necessary intercourse between the lords of the soil, and those oppressed inferior beings by whom that soil was cultivated, occasioned the gradual formation of a dialect, compounded betwixt the French and the Anglo-Saxon, in which they could render themselves mutually intelligible to each other; and from this necessity arose by degrees the structure
of our present English language, in which the speech of the victors and the vanquished have been so happily blended together; and which has since been so richly improved by importations from the classical languages, and from those spoken by the southern nations of Europe.
We came at length to the house, which was indeed a noble structure
, built according to the best rules of ancient architecture.
The door of the sacristy opened in the middle of that bony structure
, as is often seen in old Breton churches.
Little as we knew it, in 1876 we were mainly gathering together the plans and the raw materials for the building up of the modern business world, with its quick, tense life and its national structure
of immense coordinated industries.