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Britton, John
The architectural antiquities of Great Britain: represented and illustrated in a series of views, elevations, plans, sections, and details, of ancient English edifices ; with historical and descriptive accounts of each (Band 5) — 1835

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OPINIONS OF E. J. WILLSON, AND THE QUARTERLY REVIEWER. 85

0 a note he adds, " The skill and ability of the Norman architects, to erect
groined roofs of stone, is doubted with more frequency than justice, and I regret
Vlng fallen into this error, in some parts of this work."

o Seerns an almost endless endeavour to analyze and explain the systems,
authl°nS' anC* t^leo"es °f different writers on the subject now under review. Every
0r thinks it necessary to retrace the ground of his predecessors, either to
^ntrovert their inferences, or to enforce them by additional argument or evidence.

Ce tae reader is involved in much repetition, and taxed with occasional
one matter" *n present essay, I have thought it advisable to bring into
Har ^°mt °^ V'6W' anc* narrate as briefly as possible the leading features, or pecu-
statements, 0f each successive author : and it is hoped that the reader will not
oe tired n a-

" p dlspleased with the execution of the task. In the " Architectural" and

rous 16 a^ Antiquities," there are many.incidental facts and notices, with nume-
an(jS ^.rc'utectural illustrations of the early Pointed arch, as well as of the Saxon
tables °rman styles> &c. These will be particularly pointed out in subsequent
 
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