Cyclopedia of Architecture: Historical, Descriptive, Typographical, Decorative, Theoretical and Mechanical, Alphabetically Arranged, Familiarly Explained, and Adapted to the Comprehension of Workmen, Etc., Etc. By Robert Stuart [pseud.] ... Two Volumes in One. ...

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A. S. Barnes & Company, 1854 - Architecture

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Page 363 - Yet, however unequal I feel myself to that attempt, were I now to begin the world again, I would tread in the steps of that great master : to kiss the hem of his garment, to catch the slightest of his perfections, would be glory and distinction enough for an ambitious man.
Page 442 - Report of the Select Committee of the House of Commons, appointed to inquire into the state of the...
Page 121 - We were now treading that illustrious island, which was once the luminary of the Caledonian regions, whence savage clans and roving barbarians derived the benefits of knowledge, and the blessings of religion. To abstract the mind from all local emotion would be impossible if it were endeavoured, and would be foolish if it were possible. Whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses, whatever makes the past, the distant, or the future, predominate over the present, advances us in the dignity...
Page 10 - It is difficult for the noblest Grecian temple to convey half so many impressions to the mind as a cathedral does of the best Gothic taste — a proof of skill in the architects and of address in the priests who erected them. The latter exhausted their knowledge of the passions in composing edifices whose pomp, mechanism, vaults, tombs, painted windows, gloom and perspectives infused such sensations of romantic devotion ; and they were happy in finding artists capable of executing such machinery.
Page 393 - Minors to whom the said chapter two hundred and sixty-seven applies shall be permitted to work on Saturdays between the hours of six in the morning and seven in the evening, in mercantile establishments.
Page 286 - As 360 is to the degrees in the arc of the sector, so is the area of the whole circle to the area of the sector.
Page 281 - RULE. — Multiply the length by the breadth, or perpendicular height, and the product will be the area.
Page 285 - Or, from 8 times the chord of half the arc, subtract the chord of the whole arc, and $ of the remainder will be the length of the arc, nearly.
Page 282 - Multiply the sum of the two parallel sides by the perpendicular distance between them, and half the product will be the area.
Page 284 - As 7 is to 22, so is the diameter to the circumference, and as 22 is to 7, so is the circumference to the diameter.

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