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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west, and several other winds. These are
its delights in winter; but much greater
does it afford in summer; for before mid-
day, the xystus, and after, the gestatio and
neighbouring parts of the garden, are made
temperate by its shadow, which is longer,
or shorter, as the day proceeds. The
building is also the coolest, when the sun
shines most intensely* on the roof; by
opening the windows, the western breezes
are enjoyed, and it is therefore never
clouded by thick or stagnant air.

At the top of the xystus, projecting from
the crypto-porticus, is the dicetce of the gar-
den, and these are my delight; for here in
truth, have I placed my affection. In this
is an heliocaminus, (an apartment made
warm by the sun) one side of which looks
to the xystus, the other to the sea, and
both to the sun. From the folding doors,
is seen the cubiculum, from the windows,
the crypto-porticus; on the side next the
sea, and opposite the wall, a very elegant
zotheca (a closet or small room), recedes, to.
which a cubiculum is either added, or se-
parated, by means of glazed windows and
curtains. Here are contained two chairs
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