Aldrich, Henry; Smyth, Philip [Übers.]
The Elements Of Civil Architecture: According To Vitruvius And Other Ancients, And The Most Approved Practice Of Modern Authors, Especially Palladio — London, 1789 [Cicognara Nr. 395]

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opulent os his employers are said to have taken sucjh
unworthy advantage, as left his mind a prey to anxiety
for the fortunes of his family, and his health to de-
cline under that pressure, without the alleviations of
domestic convenience. His all was a salary of 250
Roman Crowns a year, as Architect of St. Peter’s.
When in extremity, the reigning Pope, Paul III,
sent him 10c crowns, with many unseasonable offers
os promotion. Thus is acknowledged merit, when
unassuming as it generally is, left to live on empty
praise; while the man of mean talents, backed by
effrontery and upheld by intrigue, Rates his own
claims, a d none dares to delay or refuse them.—
He was buried in the Rotonda, by the side of Ra-
phael d’ Urbino, with the usual attendance of Ar~
tills, &c.

Frater Johannes Jocundus.1 Neither the ex-
traction os this very learned eccleRaRic, nor the exaft
time of his birth, are yet ascertained. That he was
a native of Verona is on all hands allowed. It has
been said that his samily name was Monsignori, but
without proof. J. Caesar Scaliger has affirmed his
descent to have been noble. Perhaps the vanity
which prompted that great scholar’s endeavours to
eRabliffi his own high birth, might incline him to
indulge nobility to one, whom (though the fad; be
somewhat dubious) he declares to have been his pre-
ceptor 3 without considering that the respedability of
Jocundus, as well as his own, Rood on better ground

'Fra. Giocondo, born some years besore the middle of the xvth century j death
uncertain.

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