The bishop kneels before the king, places his hands between his, and recites an oath of temporal allegiance; he then kisses hands.
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.
The son or adopted son of the deceased kneels before the highpriest, and promises due performance of all the religious duties and obsequies to the dead.
On the north side, embowered in palm trees, is a great statue of Columbus, at whose feet kneels the figure of America.