Charlotte's sanctuary is described as "an ancient rotunda, pillared and statued
, niched and roofed, densely overarched," a perfect replica of Maggie's mental image (2: 318).
Inside the vast indoor room are five or six homeless slumped against the marble walls and a pair of women statued
behind a small booth near the antique clock in the center.
The shooting star hawk statued
blind in a cloud Over the blackamoor shires Hears the belfries and the cobbles
We paused awhile In pleasure of the sight, and left him there, With all his functions silently sealed up, Like an amphibious work of Nature's hand, A borderer dwelling betwixt life and death, A living statue or a statued