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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front, you enjoy a prospect, as it were of
three seas, and backwards are seen the
cavcedium, the portico, and the area; again
the portico, and atrium, terminated by
woods and distant mountains. On the left
of the triclinium, but not so forward, is a
large cubiculum, (chamber or apartment)
and then a smaller one, where one window
admits the rising, and another the setting
sun. From hence, you view the sea rather
more distant, but more securely. This
cubiculum and triclinium, by their prefec-
ture, form an angle, which not only retains,
but augments the heat of the sun's rays.

Here then is my hybernaculum (winter
room or apartment) and the gymnasium
(place for exercise) for my family, which
is never incommoded by any winds, but
such as bring cloudy weather, and destroy
the otherwise serene situation of the place.
Adjoining to this angle, is a cubiculum, of
a curved or round form, the windows of
which admit the sun of consequence
through its whole course. In the walls,
are inserted library presses, furnished with
books, more for amusement than study ;
close to this, is the dormitorium, (sleeping

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