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 Monumental Figures.Monumental Inscriptions. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Monumental Figures.
 
No. 4.   1
   Saints lie to the east of the altar, and are elevated above the ground; the higher the elevation, the greater the sanctity. Martyrs are much elevated.   2
   Holy men not canonised lie on a level with the pavement.   3
   Founders of chapels, etc., lie with their monument built into the wall.   4
 


 Monumental Figures.Monumental Inscriptions. 

 
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