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the caps of pillars. It would seem as though, in the sense of security in which the English were, they took a pleasure in laughing at the grave precautions employed on the Continent,

Battlemented Transom

where the battlement was something far too serious and important to be treated as an ornament. The poor old hall has shrunk and been degraded into a mere lobby, in which to