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Examples of Sculp
The middle one, however, I must describe alone.
Above the porches, which give the measure of its width, the front rears itself, piles itself, on a great scale, carried up by gal- leries, arches, windows, sculptures, and supported by the extraordinarily thick buttresses of which I have spoken, and which, though they embellish it with deep shadows thrown sidewise, do not improve its style.
The effect is homely, yet grotesque, and the figures are sufficiently living to make one commiserate them for having been condemned, in so dull a town, to spend several cen- turies at the window.
To this street it presents two stories and a con- siderable length of facade; and it has, both within and without, a great deal of curious and beautiful detail.
It is the echo of an earlier tune, - an echo with a beauti- ful cadence.
Catholic Brittany has erected in the opposite transept a monument to one of the most devoted of her sons, General de Lamoriciere, the de- fender of the Pope, the vanquished of Castelfidardo.