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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tion is so remote, that no certainty
can be formed of their age; they
evince much labour and much mas-
nificence. Also Gothic Architec-
ture I have avoided mentioning,
not because I think slight of, or dis-
approve that light though firm, and
grave though pleasant, kind of Ar-
chitecture, of which this country
boasts the best and most complete
specimens. The effect of awe and
reverence this kind of building al-
ways produces in the mind, is one
of the strongest proofs which can
be given of its propriety and fitness,
for large sacred buildings: these I
have avoided, confining myself to
the Greek and Roman styles, which
may truly be called classical, and
which are in most general request
and use.
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