The bishop kneels before the king, places his hands between his, and recites an oath of temporal allegiance; he then kisses hands.
On the central stone, which is a perfect circle, the emperor kneels.
In the third he stands almost upright; in the first he kneels; in the second he stoops, halfway between the upright and the kneeling position.
In our days when a knight is personally made he kneels before the sovereign, who lays a sword drawn, ordinarily the sword of state, on either of his shoulders and says, " Rise," calling him by his Christian name with the addition of " Sir " before it.
On the north side, embowered in palm trees, is a great statue of Columbus, at whose feet kneels the figure of America.