The Octagon Towers and Draw Bridge
The Graphic (1874)
Source: Hathi Digital Library Trust web version of a copy in the New York Public Library.
“These lofty towers, twin giants, guarding the entrance to the inner keep, are built on the south front of the De Vesci arch. They are four storeys in height, they also are surmounted by weather beaten statues. In the ground floor of one is the ancient prison, with its “bottle” dungeon, where many a poor wretch must have endured the sufferings of a living tomb. A second moat surrounded the keep, opposite the Octagon Towers; the drawbridge served as the only passage to the private dwellings at this part” (138)
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