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, 395]

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ing and combining what was most masterly and con-
gruous in the ideas of so many great artists, and
adding his own to their belt conceptions, composed
a design greatly superior to any single one that had
been shewn him. This, when presented and exa-
mined, was favoured with the preserence of the
monarch, and an invitation of its author to super-
intend its execution ; an honour his attachment to
Rome would not permit him to accept. In regard
to the general esteem os his probity and ability, he
was commissioned by Gregory XIII to settle his dif-
ferences with the Grand Duke of Tuscany, concern-
ing the boundaries of their respeCtive Rates near
Citta di Castello; and, having acquitted himself to
the satissaftion of his employer, died immediately
upon his return to Rome in 1573. His remains
were deposited in S. Maria della Rotunda,11 with the
most respedful attendance of the Academicians and
Prosessors. It was, says D’Aviler, but just, that the
greatest partizan of antient Architecture should have
sepulture in the most magnificent remaining edifice
of antiquity. But v/ill not the want of some monu-
ment, or record there, to attest the fad and mark
the spot, ultimately deseat the intention in his case,
as in that of B. Peruzzi and other worthies, that
deep there unnoticed by the numerous successive
visitants of that august strufture ?
Our great artist has been, not unfitly, called the
i_egidator of Architecture. He, indeed, first reduced
k The antient Pantheon.
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