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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diately above and below it are enriched ;
for, when the denteles are maiked, parti-
cularly if they be small, the three members
are confounded together ; and, being co-
vered with ornament, are much too rich
for the rest of the composition; a fault
carefully to be avoided, as the just and
equal distribution of enrichments is on all
occasions to be attended to.—For, in ef-
fect, the ornaments of sculpture in Archi-
tecture, are like diamonds in a lady's dress,
with which it would be absurd to cover her
face, and other parts that are in themselves

" When mouldings of the same form and
size are employed in one profile, they
should be enriched with the same kind of
ornaments.—It must be observed, that all
the ornaments of mouldings are to be re-
gularly disposed, and answering perpen-
dicularly above each other; the middles of
the modillions, denteles, oves, and other
ornaments, all in a line ; for nothing is
more confused and unseemly, than to dis-
tribute them-without any kind of order.
The larger parts are to regulate the smaller;
all the ornaments in the entablature are to
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