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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Greece, according to M.DeChoiseul; this
elegant structure is very perfect; is of a
square form, on a basement; the pillars
are insulated, and support a vaulted ceil-
ing highly enriched ; each front has two
oval fluted columns with the narrow face
outwards; at the angles are pilasters
having the same enrichments as the co-
lumns ; the capitals are composite, and
the volutes are omitted. This elegant little
morceaux is of white marble, and about
nineteen feet square. At Megara, near
the same place, is another example of the
same kind.

Having thus given the particulars re-
lative to each order, I shall conclude this
part with some general observations, ne-
cessary to be known and observed, in de-
lineating or making designs in Architec-
ture; these I have extracted from the work
before quoted, and have given them in the
author's own words, as alteration is need-
less, and liable to mislead.

An order may be divided into two parts
the column including the plinthof its base,
with the abacus of the capital; and the
entablature, which includes all above the
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