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AN ESSAY

towards

A HISTORY AND DESCRIPTION

of the

RISE, PROGRESS, AND CHARACTERISTICS
or

DOMESTIC, OR CIVIL ARCHITECTURE,

IN ENGLAND,

FROM THE EARLIEST PERIOD TO THE END OF THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY.

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AND INTERSPERSED WITH REMARKS ON THE

ARTS, CUSTOMS, AND MANNERS OF THE PEOPLE.

Crowning the gradual hill, a mansion rose
In ancient English grandeur: turrets, spires,
And windows climbing high from base to roof.
In wide and radiant rows, bespoke its birth
Coeval with those rich cathedral fanes
(Gothic ill-named) where harmony results
From disunited parts; and shapes minute.
At once distinct and blended, boldly form
One vast majestic whole. No modern art
Had marred, with misplaced symmetry, the pile.

Mason's Garden.

I. VOL. II.
 
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