Rudiments of ancient architecture, containing an historical account of the five orders, with their proportions, and examples of each from antiques also, extracts from Vitruvius, Pliny, &c. relative to the buildings of the ancients — London, 1810 (4. Aufl.)

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MJMMENTS

OF

ANCIENT ARCHITECTURE.

PART THE FIRST,

The study of Architecture has, in every
enlightened age, and by every civilized na-
tion, been held in very honourable esteem;
as a necessary and pleasing science, and of
evident utility.

When we consider it as improved by the
Greeks about the time of Pericles, its per-
fection and beauty, how conspicuously it
exhibited the liberality, splendour, and
magnificence of those concerned in erect-
ing structures, the remains of which asto-
nish us; and how highly flattering it was
to the mind of man in an age of splendour,
to raise edifices which should strike be-
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