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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the whole field of Arts. There he became impassion-
ed for Architecture and Mu lie, from sych specimens
of both as no other country can afford. That the
impression was not merely local and momentary, his
executed designs* in the one, and his yet daily re-
cited compositions J in the other, would enable his
historian to prove.

Become President of a numerous and learned so-
ci ety, in one of the two LJniversities that distinguish
our Island as a nursing Mother of Science, the sua-
vity of his manners, the hilarity of his conversation,
the variety and excellence of his talents, in conjunc-
tion with a fine p'erson, conciliated and attached all
committed to his iiiperintendence, to such a degree
that his latest surviving disciples, of the first rank,
have been seen unable to speak, recollebtedly, of their
intercourse with him, without the tendered: indica-
tions os affebtion to his memory. Ever ready to di-
rect, assist and encourage, their endeavours in pur-
suit os usefyl knowledge, he lowered himself (if such
works be not rather fit only for a great mailer) to
the composition of different elementary pieces § for
their instrublion. Among these, in favour of the few,
'whose happier fortunes permit them to join elegant

* The Peckwater Quadrangle at Christ Church, the Church
and beautiful Campanile of All Saints in Oxford are of the num-
ber, and, moll probably. Trinity College Chapel. See Mr. War-
den’s Lise of Dr. Bathurst p. 71.

t Those of the devotional kind are Hill current in all cur best
choirs.

§ On Logic, Geometry, &c.

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