Definition of coliseum:
- "Story of My Life, volumes 1-3", Augustus J. C. Hare.
- "Nooks and Corners of the New England Coast", Samuel Adams Drake.
The Chinese have a startling prophecy connected with it, which is, that when it shall fall, the present dynasty of China will also decline; reminding one of the Latin saying, " When falls the Coliseum, Rome shall fall."- "Kathay: A Cruise in the China Seas", W. Hastings Macaulay.