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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the palace Cornaro as a master-piece of art. When
he succeeded to the direction of fabrics, that were
to be continued upon settled and well concerted
plans, it mult be allowed that he was too prone to
indulge his self opinion, in the attempt to do more
than enough, and better than well.

THE Author of the ensuing Elements died Dean
of Christ Church in 1710. An article relating to
him in the Biographia Britannica (perhaps not the
moil accurate, or complete, in that valuable collec-
tion) saves the neceliity of mentioning things gene-
rally known concerning him, and leaves us at liberty
to conform to our plan, by hinting only what- may
be supposed to affeft his qualification, as a judge and
teacher of the fine arts. A person he, undoubtedly,
was of true and versatile genius, assilted by learning,
converse and travel. An acute and accurate observer,
a patient thinker, a deep and clear reasoner. His na-
tural portion of these faculties was improved by a
perfect acquaintance with mathematical science, and
quickened by the subtletv of the scholastic logic.
That the vigour of his conceptions might be trans-
mitted unimpaired by the expression of them, he
sought, in a familiarity with classical elegance and
propriety, the habit of exhibiting them with force
and lultre. The warm suns os Italy, the domesticity
with congenial spirits he contracted there, exalted
his inbred taste and rendered It excursive through,
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