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but we had the fatisfaftion of viewing the traces and rennin of what it had been. Nor could the ridge its architefture fufficiently admire the (kill and fegli.

city of the builder, who, compofmg it of a number of fmall arches, which together formed a kind of nct-work, knd filling up the intervals between with pumice-flocks and mortar, gave it that flrength and lighinefs, whereby it has probably flood fo many
ages.

The evil would be comparatively fmall, had dr
projeft extended no farther, than what has been reined ; but they arc now bufy in removing the Attic

order, to make room for a new invention, fuitabk
to the trifling Calle, which at this day prevails. And not contcnt with that, they think of taking away the ancknt pavement ; and, what is fhll work, its peculiar beauty, the oyen circle at the top, to place t

lanthorn infleart of it, as is dual in modern cu.
poles. You had the good fortune, Sir, to view this remark-

able temple, in that Sate, wherein it was left by dr ancient barbarians but thofe, who fee it here-afar,

will find it in a much rnore deplorable conffitica,
ftrippcd of its precious marbles and ornaments ; and fo (beguiled by modern alterations, that the noble

form given it by Agrippa will be no longer ailguiffiable.

It is hid II Signor J. B. Pirantfi, the architeft, who publifhed the antiquities of Ronk, and dims
ingenious works of that kind, has taken Krum
plans of the Attic order, and every other particular relating to it. There he propoles to engrave and publifh, with craft explanations annexed to them

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