But let my due feet never fail To walk the studious cloister's pale, And love the high embowe' d roof, With antic pillars massy proof, And storied windows richly dight Casting a dim religious light.
We all three got up on our elephant which brought us hither. For my own part I found [it] very uneasy riding, being badly seated and not accustomed (he had such a shuffling, jogging justling pace), sitting hindermost on the ridge of his monstrous massy chine bones, and nothing at all under me (nor they neither) that I wished myselfonfoot and would havelet myselffall off butthat it was somewhat too high. In fine, we alighted off from his back into the upper galleries of the house and saved the labour going upstairs.Peter Mundy
In other part stood one who, at the forge Labouring, two massy clods of iron and brass Had melted.john milton