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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mon to the Doric and Ionic orders; for it
has no particular species of ornament pe-
culiar to its cornice: sometimes it has the
Doric mutules and triglyphs in the ar-
chitrave ; sometimes an Ionic frize, with
denteles in the cornice; in a manner, it is
no more than a third order, risen out of
the former two, which has nothing pecu-
liar to itself, but the capital." The
origin of which he thus records :

" A marriageable young lady of Corinth

fell ill, and died; after the interment, her

nurse collected together sundry ornaments

with which she used to be pleased ; and

putting them into a basket, placed it near

her tomb; and, lest they should be injured

by the weather, she covered the basket

with a tile, It happened the basket was

placed on a root of acanthus, which in

spring shot forth its leaves; these running

up the side of the basket, naturally formed

a kind of volute, in the turn given by the

tile tothel eaves."—"Happily Callimachus,

a most ingenious sc ulptor, passing that way,

was struck with the beauty, elegance, and

novelty of the basket surrounded by the

acanthus leaves ; and, according to this
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