Phrases with "monument"

G. K. Chesterton The scene in which Kit takes his family to the theatre is a monument of the massive qualities of old English enjoyment. Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens by G. K. Chesterton [1911]

Anthony Trollope It is still possible that both city and monument shall be completed; but at the present moment nobody seems to believe in the one or in the other. North America by Anthony Trollope

I could not rest — I dared not — and rising, I cast an involuntary glance on the inscription which the monument bore. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

Edith Wharton Caspar was putting on a pound a week, and had plunged into a fresh “creation” more symbolic and encumbering than the monument of which he had been so opportunely relieved. The Hermit and the Wild Woman and other stories by Edith Wharton [1908]

Her mind had been taken off the monument for the moment by her dislike for the name of the new minister, and the Victory had seized the opportunity to get back. Annie Kilburn by William Dean Howells

At the end of the second act, Lucia was taken ill, her last aria missed out, and her monument driven on the stage without further ceremony. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

Hugo’s Miserables is a monument of his fiction that owes much to Balzacian architecture. Balzac by Frederick Lawton

Goldwin Smith It is a monument of the age of Smollett and Wesley, not less characteristic than is Cellini’s memoir of the times in which he lived. Cowper by Goldwin Smith [1880]

Sir Walter Scott The monument has been of late cleared out, and made considerably more conspicuous. Kenilworth by Sir Walter Scott [1821]

Nathaniel Hawthorne The body was buried where it had fallen, close by the huge, gray, moss-grown fragment of rock — a monument on which centuries can work little change. Fanshawe by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1826]

Sir Walter Scott Sir Arthur might, indeed, have remembered seeing the monument on the former occasion, but his mind was too much agitated to attend to the circumstance as a novelty. The Antiquary by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

Theodore Dreiser And Cowperwood is its eyes, its tentacles, its force! Embedded in the giant strength and good will of Haeckelheimer, Gotloeb & Co., he is like a monument based on a rock of great strength. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

He turned up Russell Street and did not stop until he found himself close to the Burke and Wills’ monument — the exact spot where the cab had stopped on the night of Whyte’s murder. The Mystery of a Hansom Cab by Fergus Hume

Father died before you married, and you put up that beautiful monument to him in the Church.” “So I did,” said the old man, testily. The Dark Cottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1921]

Henry David Thoreau Their truth is instantly translated; its literal monument alone remains. Walden by Henry David Thoreau

H.G. Wells But really you’ve no idea how much this monument cost them. The Wonderful Visit by H.G. Wells [1895]

Edith Wharton Already it had been decided to raise a monument to Menotti and his companions. The Descent of Man and other stories by Edith Wharton [1903]

D. H. Lawrence But, determined to build himself a monument of a reputation quickly, he used any handy rubble in the making. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

Joseph Furphy But as a monument of wasted ingenuity and industry, I have met with nothing so pathetic. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

Bram Stoker He was buried in the churchyard of Saint Sebastian; but two centuries later, 1752, his bones were moved to the porch of the church, and a monument erected over them. Famous Imposters by Bram Stoker [1910]

Tobias Smolle About seven or eight miles on the other side of Nice, are the remains of another Roman monument which has greatly suffered from the barbarity of successive ages. Travels through France and Italy by Tobias Smolle

Oscar Wilde His true tomb, as Shakespeare saw, was the poet’s verse, his true monument the permanence of the drama. The Portrait of Mr. W. H. by Oscar Wilde [1889]

William Makepeace Thackeray With regard to the Emperor, then, Prince Louis erects to his memory as fine a monument as his wits can raise. The Paris Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1840]

William Makepeace Thackeray All the heads that Napoleon ever caused to be struck off (as George Cruikshank says) would not elevate him a monument as big. Notes of a Journey From Cornhill to Grand Cairo by William Makepeace Thackeray

I want a monument bigger’n Dave Broderick’s, with an eppytaph in gilt letters, by Joaquin Miller. I can’t git into any kind o’ society till I have ’em. The Fiend’s Delight by Ambrose Bierce [1873]

Charles Dickens When I regarded my birthday as a graceful achievement of my own, a monument of my perseverance, independence, and good sense, redounding greatly to my honour. The Uncommercial Traveller by Charles Dickens [1860]

Machiavelli is buried in the church of Santa Croce at Florence, beside the tomb of Michael Angelo. His monument bears this inscription: “Tanto nomini nullum par eulogium. Niccolo Machiavelli by Hugo Albert Renner

Nothing remained to him but the abstract idea of wealth, and the knowledge that he could leave it behind him as a monument of his own individual greatness when he should be dust. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

H.P. Lovecraft This hall was no relic of crudity like the temples in the city above, but a monument of the most magnificent and exotic art. The Nameless City by H.P. Lovecraft [1921]

Marcel Prous Comme sur la scène encore, le monument que le sourd voit de sa fenêtre — caserne, église, mairie — n’est qu’un décor. Le Côté de Guermantes by Marcel Prous

Walter Scott A splendid marble monument records her name, titles, and virtues, while her victims remain undistinguished by tomb or epitath. The Bride of Lammermoor by Walter Scott [1819]

But here at least was a monument of my rational thoughtful Me — of my individualized identity in multiform creation. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

Theodore Dreiser This second dwelling, if he ever achieved it, should be resplendent, a monument to himself. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

George Gissing What need of repetitions? He had spoken to her the decisive word, and it was a column established for ever, a monument of that over which time had no power. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

James Joyce From Butler’s monument house corner he glanced along Bachelor’s walk. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

Leslie Stephen He got Lord Harcourt to erect a monument over the common grave of the lovers, and composed a couple of epitaphs, which he submitted to Lady Mary’s opinion. Alexander Pope by Leslie Stephen [1880]

H.P. Lovecraft Then he returned to the sepulcher, and using his spade as a lever, sought to pry up the slab lying nearest to a stony ruin which may have been a monument in its day. The Statement of Randolph Carter by H.P. Lovecraft [1919]

Oscar Wilde Your monument shall be my gentle verse, Which eyes not yet created shall o’er-read, And tongues to be your being shall rehearse, When all the breathers of this world are dead. The Portrait of Mr. W. H. by Oscar Wilde [1889]

G. K. Chesterton The Chimes is a monument of Dickens’s honourable quality of pugnacity. Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens by G. K. Chesterton [1911]

H. G. Wells The white colonnades of the Victor Emanuele monument formed a becoming background to the scene. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

George Meredith Vittoria found Countess Ammiani at her husband’s tomb, stiff, colourless, lifeless as a monument attached to the tomb. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

We shall not be doing injustice to our readers to suppose that some of them may inquire, whether this person has left any monument of so much talent and erudition. I Promessi Sposi by Alessandro Manzoni

Virginia Woolf She went up the green ride towards the snuffer-shaped monument on the crest of the hill. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

George Meredith Well, the young man will go; and if Rose chooses to become a monument of constancy, we can do nothing. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

I’m now y-pight: I have ye itche! The superstition that maladies can be cured by royal taction is dead, but like many a departed conviction it has left a monument of custom to keep its memory green. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce [1911]

Jules Verne Lady Helena, Mary Grant et leurs compagnons, tout à fait rassurés en voyant que la superstition des maoris était encore plus forte que leur colère, entrèrent dans le monument funèbre. Les Enfants du Capitaine Grant by Jules Verne [1867-68]

Baldwin Spencer If the youth died, then the base of the tree was stripped of its bark, and it was killed by fire, so that it might remain as a monument of the dead man. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

The idea of a monument composed of diminishing platforms is in its nature more primitive than that of a smooth four-sided pyramid. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

It was deposited in a monument erected for that purpose, Don Ignacio Sierra y Roso having pronounced a funeral discourse appropriate to the subject. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

Henry James He knew he was no letter-writer, and that, in the young sculptor’s own phrase, he had at any time rather build a monument than write a note. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

Wilkie Collins The work of cleansing the monument had been left unfinished, and the person by whom it had been begun might return to complete it. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Robert Louis Stevenson It was meant to be a National Monument; and its present state is a very suitable monument to certain national characteristics. Edinburgh Picturesque Notes by Robert Louis Stevenson

Tobias Smolle If they have as little regard to proportion and perspective, when they paint the dome, which is not yet finished, this chapel will, in my opinion, remain a monument of ill taste and extravagance. Travels through France and Italy by Tobias Smolle

Rudyard Kipling How is it that Our infantry regiments fare so badly? We came to Happy Valley by way of a monument to certain dead Englishmen. Such things cease to move emotion after a little while. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Virginia Woolf She was looking at the hill top, where the snuffer-shaped monument raised by the old Earl made a mark for ships at sea. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

Then they took and laid him in his chest beneath the altar, and carefully put back the stone with its miraculous crevice, which crevice I saw, and shall gape for a monument while the world lasts. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

It was to have been a complete collected of the topography and antiquities of Scotland; and, as it stands, is a monument of industry and research, though not always trustworthy in disputed points. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

Arthur Conan Doyle Never mind to take your monument ticket today. The Tragedy of the Korosko by Arthur Conan Doyle [1898]

In all we may find our way to some mystic monument of eternal law, or pluck garlands from some new-budded bough of moral truth. A Study of Hawthorne by G. P. Lathrop [1876]

William Cowper Not distant far, a length of colonnade Invites us; monument of ancient taste, Now scorned, but worthy of a better fate. The Task by William Cowper [1785]

Charles Dickens In all human probability we shall thus come, at last, to erect a monument of folly very like this French monument. Reprinted Pieces by Charles Dickens [1850]

Edith Wharton In the compressed perspective of Paulina’s outlook it stood for a monument of ruined civilizations, and its white portico opened on legendary distances. Crucial Instances by Edith Wharton [1901]

Washington Irving The mosque still exists which once resounded with the dying cries of Yusef, but the monument which recorded his virtues has long since disappeared. The Alhambra by Washington Irving

Ann Radcliffe It stood the solitary inhabitant of the waste, — a monument of mortality and of ancient superstition, and the frowning majesty of its aspect seemed to command silence and veneration. The Castles of Athlin and Dunbayne by Ann Radcliffe [1789]

George Meredith If she manages him she’ll deserve a monument for doing a public service. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

On a certain day, for instance, flowers must be strewn on John Brown’s monument at Balmoral; and the date of the yearly departure for Scotland was fixed by that fact. Queen Victoria by Lytton Strachey

The towers of the Inquisition shrunk into cinders — that tremendous monument of the power, and crime, and gloom of the human mind, was wasting like a scroll in the fire. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

Anthony Trollope But, with her, her very face and limbs had so adapted themselves to her crape, that she looked like a monument of bereaved woe. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

D. H. Lawrence Like a monument lay the bright brown, ponderous coffin. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

Anthony Trollope Some idea of a similar kind — of a monument equally stupendous, and that should last as long — seems to have taken a firm hold of Cicero’s mind. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Wilkie Collins He reached the great Druid monument without meeting a living soul on his way. After Dark by Wilkie Collins [1856]

John Lewis Burckhard Kotobeddyn has given this inscription at length; it occupies several pages in his history, and is a monument of the Sultan’s vanity. Travels in Arabia by John Lewis Burckhard

Anthony Trollope Then he sat down to prepare his first instalment of keen personal abuse, adding word to word and phrase to phrase till he had built up this unsavory monument of vituperation. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Surely it is better so; better to know that the noblest monument of English letters had no money value, than to think of it as having been paid for at a pound the line. Milton by Mark Pattison [1879]

Willa Cather I remember the city chiefly by those beautiful, hazy, sad sunsets, white columns and green shrubbery, and the monument shaft still pink while the stars were coming out. The Professor’s House by Willa Cather [1925]

Ann Radcliffe He was confirmed in his resolves, never to relinquish the Earl, but on the conditions he had offered; and thus for ever would he preserve the house of Athlin a monument of his triumph. The Castles of Athlin and Dunbayne by Ann Radcliffe [1789]

Clarinax. Well Claia on with your intent, Lets see how you will weaue it, Which done, here for a monument I hope with me, you’ll leaue it. Muses Elizium by Michael Drayton [1630]

Henry Kingsley So if you fall a victim to indigestion, we will vote a monument to you on the summit of the Cape, and write:—‘He did not live in vain. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

This monument is enclosed with rails of brass, with a long epitaph in Latin verse. Travels in England during the reign of Queen Elizabeth by Paul Hentzner

Ere we be gone I will rear them such a monument as beseemeth great kings and princes when they die. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

I have preserved, as a monument of my folly, the letters which she wrote to me at that time. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

He is buried in Poets’ Corner, Westminster Abbey, where a monument to him was erected by Nicholas Brigham, a minor poet of the 16th century. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

Leon Trotsky Against my protests, a mausoleum was built on the Red Square, a monument unbecoming and offensive to the revolutionary consciousness. My Life by Leon Trotsky

D. H. Lawrence But the bulk of the fallen had been non-conformists, so the memorial took the form of an ugly little monument in front of the Wesleyan chapel. The Virgin and the Gypsy by D. H. Lawrence

Walter Crane Sculptured figures, with the added interest of story, as on the choragic monument of Lysicrates, fulfilled the same decorative function in a more complex and elaborate way. Line and Form by Walter Crane [1900]

When it is added, that no action was taken on it by the government to whom it was sent, we may be disposed to regard it as a monument of the malice of his enemies. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Ford Madox Ford She flapped her great ears and sniffed from side to side, a monument of black . Last Post by Ford Madox Ford [1928]

Sarah Orne Jewett She’d just been out to see the monument the week before she was taken down, and admired it so much that they felt sure of her wishes. The Country of the Pointed Firs by Sarah Orne Jewett [1896]

Andrew Lang Scarce more fortunate, for long, than thy monument was thy memory. Letters to Dead Authors by Andrew Lang

William Godwin A monument was set up in memory of what they had been; and they were pronounced dead to the school. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

Jules Verne Le tabou a le blanc pour couleur, et aux objets taboués, lieu sacré, monument funéraire, maisons de chefs, les petites gens n’ont pas le droit de toucher. L’île à hélice by Jules Verne [1895]

Edith Wharton He had meant that his devotion to Cicely should be a monument to his paternal grief; but the foundations were scarcely laid when he found that the funds of time and patience were almost exhausted. Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton [1907]

Leslie Stephen Though he had talked of erecting a monument to Swift and himself, he was anxious that the monument should apparently be erected by some one else. Alexander Pope by Leslie Stephen [1880]

Virginia Woolf Here comes Lady Venice displayed like a monument for admiration, but carved in alabaster, to be set on the mantelpiece and never dusted. Jacob’s Room by Virginia Woolf [1920]

Isabella Bird This monument has numerous pillars and representations of celestial beings, and is said to have cost about 6000l. The Englishwoman in America by Isabella Bird [1856]

Et Mignon, en face de ce monument magistral, se rappelait de grands travaux. Nana by Emile Zola [1880]

William Godwin The pyramids stand by themselves as a monument of the industry of mankind. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

Thomas Paine If the Barons merited a monument to be erected at Runnymede, Tyler merited one in Smithfield. 32. The Rights of Man by Thomas Paine [1791]

The monument is as magnificent as the contracted space allows. Italian Journeys by William Dean Howells [1867]

The yard exists as a monument to profane misunderstanding of Christmas’s character. My Tropic Isle by E. J. Banfield

G. K. Chesterton The point is, however, that my grandfather was pleased, and not really very much amazed, to be called a monument and a landmark. Autobiography by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

Beside it rose a roughly peaked cubic mound of reddening ivy, which he took to be either a much-neglected gate-lodge or a monument of some sort. Citadel of Fear by Francis Stevens

D. H. Lawrence Just a fragment remained of the haystack, a monument squared and brown, like a pillar of stone. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

H. G. Wells There may be brasses or a monument or so. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

Thomas Hardy But there was no monument to her husband, though one had been erected to the Squire. Nicholas addressed the young man who was sweeping. A Changed Man by Thomas Hardy [1913]

The monument custom has its reductiones ad absurdum in monuments “to the unknown dead”— that is to say, monuments to perpetuate the memory of those who have left no memory. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce [1911]

Sir Walter Scott His alleged motive, it seems, was a desire of seeing a monument which he had directed to be raised in the chapel over the tomb of your mother. The Black Dwarf by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

Edith Wharton It’s the penalty of greatness — one becomes a monument historique. The Touchstone by Edith Wharton [1900]

Mark Twain The monument to the doge Giovanni Pesaro, in this church, is a curiosity in the way of mortuary adornment. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

Nathaniel Hawthorne His fellow-students erected to his memory a monument of rough-hewn granite, with a white marble slab for the inscription. Fanshawe by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1826]

Henry David Thoreau What if equal pains were taken to smooth and polish their manners? One piece of good sense would be more memorable than a monument as high as the moon. Walden by Henry David Thoreau

Anthony Trollope To effect an entrance at all they were obliged to go round at the back of the Abbey, as all the spaces round St Margaret’s Church and Canning’s monument were filled with the crowd. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

Washington Irving A little longer, and even these faint records will be obliterated, and the monument will cease to be a memorial. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon by Washington Irving

E. F. Benson Out of her inability to find the brake on her bicycle, thus madly scorching through a crowded street, she had built herself a monument for dash and high athletic prowess. Trouble for Lucia by E. F. Benson [1939]

Leslie Stephen He intends to put up a monument to her memory, and wrote a notice of her, “to serve her memory,” and also, as he characteristically adds, to spite the brother who had neglected her. Swift by Leslie Stephen [1882]

Then suddenly the kaleidoscope shifted; the old ways, the old actors, were swept off with the wreckage of the Armada. Burghley alone remained — a monument from the past. Elizabeth and Essex by Lytton Strachey [1928]

It is right that I should erect for thy instruction this monument of the foregone race; but not that I should drag thee through the wards of an hospital, nor the secret chambers of the charnel-house. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

G. K. Chesterton He actually says of that portentous monument of humour, Prince Florizel of Bohemia, that, “though evidently admired by his creator, he is to me on the whole rather an irritating presence. Varied Types by G. K. Chesterton [1903]

Jack London In the sixth year I increased the base of my pyramid, so that in eighteen months thereafter the height of my monument was fifty feet above the height of the island. The Star Rover by Jack London [1915]

Walter Scott They have pulled her house down; for, indeed, betwixt building and burning, every ancient monument of the Scottish capital is now likely to be utterly demolished. Chronicles of the Canongate by Walter Scott [1827]

Raffles himself, who had turned his back upon us with a shrug of acquiescence in the inevitable, was a monument of discomfiture as he stood gazing through a glass door into the adjoining conservatory. Mr. Justice Raffles by E. W. Hornung [1909]

Worked for Jo. Dunfer. This monument is erected by him to keep the Chink’s memory green. Can Such Things Be? by Ambrose Bierce [1893]

Robert Louis Stevenson We passed a cow stretched by the roadside, her bell slowly beating time to the movement of her ruminating jaws, her big red face crawled over by half a dozen flies, a monument of content. The Silverado Squatters by Robert Louis Stevenson

It would be a thousand pities, I think, if a monument of that sort should be limited to the commemoration of one fact only. Italian Journeys by William Dean Howells [1867]

Wilkie Collins I confess I am anxious to see the monument over Mrs. Fairlie’s grave, and to examine the ground about it. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Robert Green Ingersoll I would advise them to take from Bunker Hill that old monument of glory. The Ghosts and other lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

Daniel Defoe There is also a very fine monument of Cardinal Beaufort in his cardinal’s robes and hat. From London to Land’s End by Daniel Defoe

John Galsworthy He went in this morning, but, instead of stealing from monument to monument, turned his eyes upwards to the columns and spacings of the walls, and remained motionless. The Man of Property by John Galsworthy

Henry James Still as you faced the staircase you had at your right, between that monument and the morning-room, the arch through which Chivers had disappeared. Covering End by Henry James [1898]

We ought to have put a monument over him to keep him down. Diana Tempest by Mary Cholmondeley [1893]

Wilkie Collins Give me your word of honour that you will allow no monument of any sort — not even the commonest tombstone — to mark the place of my burial. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

H. G. Wells It just remains for his sake, a lesson for students and a monument to his still incomparable talent. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

Let the sad ending of this poor servant of thine be to thee a monument against such folly. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

Anthony Trollope If it be the case that this monument be of the date named, it proves to us, at least, that the notion of erecting such monuments was then prevalent. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Henry James His six volumes of Note–Books illustrate this simplicity; they are a sort of monument to an unagitated fortune. Hawthorne by Henry James [1879]

Arthur Conan Doyle I like you well enough,” said I. “I like Lord Nelson, for that matter; but I shouldn’t like his monument to come and stare at me by the hour. Our Derby Sweepstakes by Arthur Conan Doyle

She shall be a monument to men of my mysterious anger, set in azure light through generations to come; for I will enshrine her in a crystal dome of my tropic seas. Suspiria de Profundis by Thomas De Quincey [1845]

Virginia Woolf What, then, did she hide from him? The doubt underlying the tremendous force of his feelings was like a quicksand beneath a monument which shifts suddenly and makes the whole pile shake. Orlando by Virginia Woolf [1928]

Robert Louis Stevenson He sat there a monument of gluttonous desire. The Misadventures of John Nicholson by Robert Louis Stevenson

Leslie Stephen He erected a monument to the Duke of Schomberg after an attempt to make the duke’s descendants pay for it themselves. Swift by Leslie Stephen [1882]

Willa Cather The Hungarian girl stood like a monument on her flat heels, staring at the pink carnation in Ottenburg’s coat. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

Sir Walter Scott This monument must be very ancient, for it has been kindly pointed out to me that it is referred to in an ancient Saxon charter as a landmark. Kenilworth by Sir Walter Scott [1821]

Washington Irving It was the tomb of her parent; and the figure of this affectionate daughter presented a monument more striking than the most costly work of art. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon by Washington Irving

Leslie Stephen Pope was buried, by his own directions, in a vault in Twickenham church, near the monument erected to his parents. Alexander Pope by Leslie Stephen [1880]

But the palace itself is all the work of the Gonzagas, and it remains the monument of their kingly state and splendid pride. Italian Journeys by William Dean Howells [1867]

William Makepeace Thackeray It has not been humbled to the ground, as a certain palace of Babel was of yore; but it is a monument of fallen pride, not less awful, and would afford matter for a whole library of sermons. The Paris Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1840]

George Eliot I claim my right: it is not fair that the work of my brain and my hands should not be a monument to me — it is not just that my labour should bear the name of another man. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

Jules Verne Ce monument «audacieux», élevé en 1833 par un certain Judge Porter, est nommé «Terrapin Tower». Une Ville Flottante by Jules Verne [1871]

Jules Verne Les deux jeunes gens se crurent dans l’antichambre d’un monument funéraire. Les Cinq Cents Millions de la Bégum by Jules Verne [1879]

M. P. Shiel Once more the bird uttered a note, and once more he halted short, the stone monument of an ear, grandly patient, his back towards me broadly immobile. Shapes in the Fire by M. P. Shiel [1896]

Edith Wharton The monument rose before him like some pretentious uninhabited dwelling; he could not believe that Margaret Aubyn lay there. The Touchstone by Edith Wharton [1900]

The monument of the brave General Brock stands on an elevated point near Queenstown, and is visible at a great distance. Domestic Manners of the Americans by Fanny Trollope

In the first of these works Francois Balzac proposed that a monument should be raised to commemorate the glory of Napoleon and the French army. Honore de Balzac by Albert Keim and Louis Lumet [1914]

It would be as easy for him to swallow the monument as to pass the examination in the ordinary way. Marvels and Mysteries by Richard Marsh

Arthur Conan Doyle There is the monstrous drudgery of the Dictionary, a huge piece of spadework, a monument to industry, but inconceivable to genius. Through the Magic Door by Arthur Conan Doyle [1907]

Anthony Trollope I don’t regard myself as a monument of constancy, but I think I am less fickle than some other people. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

Andrew Lang This is the genesis of In Memoriam, not originally written for publication but produced at last as a monument to friendship, and as a book of consolation. Alfred Tennyson by Andrew Lang

He was buried in Westminster Abbey, and a monument in St. Paul’s was erected by the “club. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

Robert Louis Stevenson Nor is this all: for down in the corner farthest from Sir George, there stands a monument dedicated, in uncouth Covenanting verse, to all who lost their lives in that contention. Edinburgh Picturesque Notes by Robert Louis Stevenson

Nathaniel Hawthorne An elderly lady came to bespeak a monument for her first love, who had been killed by a whale in the Pacific Ocean no less than forty years before. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

Every temple which he erected was a monument to his own glory; every colossus was a trophy; every inscription a pæan of self-praise. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

Anthony Trollope The fourteen years of life which yet remained to him sufficed for erecting that literary monument of which I have spoken, but his public usefulness was done. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Mark Twain In this church, also, is a monument to the doge Foscari, whose name a once resident of Venice, Lord Byron, has made permanently famous. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

Sigmund Freud After this remark of mine came the addendum about the monument in one of the squares and immediately afterwards her recognition of its source. Fragment of an Analysis of a Case of Hysteria by Sigmund Freud [1905]

George Gissing He is a monument of self-righteousness, again not personal but national. The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft by George Gissing [1902]

Baldwin Spencer It may be remarked, that it would be more likely to remain as a monument if it were not killed, and that probably this was not the real reason for destroying it. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer