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Origin of the Orders of Architecture.
tell me, what is this thou hast rais | lar of the Doric order, which is formed with the proed with the mysterious magic of thy hand ?
portions and strength of the body of a man; a naked It is a new art! replied Lycidas. The forms thou simplicity rather
than a finished elegance, mark
that vierest around I found in nature; and this art is a plain unadorned column; it was the first I raised; it memorial of HUMAN AFFECTION.
has a rude and primitive simplicity, for one never Explain thyself! said Amaryllis, with fondness and knows how to ornament a first production. The oricuriosity.
gin of the first column was the trunk of a tree; my Observe that column opposite.
great difficulty, at first, was to know how high I should It is delicacy and lightness!
make it; the height of the tree was too great, so I proIt is thyself!
portioned it to my own height. Those long arcades Lycidas smiled, while the wondering Amaryllis lean- were imagined from a row of trees; and this dome ed over him, contemplating the column with the tre- above us, but imitates the vault of heaven. nor of delight.
Divine artist! thou hast not explained that secret Yes
, it is thyself! raised to thy memory, I gave it something, that silent music, which so touches and so the delicacy of the feminine character. It has all thy satisfies the soul ! pacility;
it is a model of a woman with her orna. What thou fancifully callest a silent music, is the Dents. The volutes at its head, twining in spiral lines, effect of a symmetrical proportion. In art, no inhar. represent thy locks curling beneath thine ear: the deep monious object is agreeable; all must be balanced. mented futings that run down the trunk, imitate the The height must be proportioned to the breath; the fdds of thy floring dress: the base, which winds like relative parts of a work are measured by the whole, wisted cords, resembles thy sandals. But the co- and the whole must be consonant to the parts. Such, ons opposite are richer than mine. What means Amaryllis, are the concords even in marble! thal beautiful ornament, which looks like a rich foliage, This I learnt from nature, for it is exhibited in the branching from the top.
human form; there we trace an affinity between the It is designed for what it seems. One day, near the foot, the hand, the finger, and all its parts ; in every case, thou didst leave a panier on a young acanthus ; perfect work each individual member should enable
panier was covered by a tile, and the rich foliage us to judge of the magnitude of the work itself. It is the plant grew around it; and we admired how thy thy tapering arms, winding like tendrils round my basket covered by a tile, had, as it were, become a neck; thy iwo soul dissolving eyes; and the regular part of the acanthus itself, forming a new and beauti- graces of thy well proportioned form, that enchant. object. Examine it; it is but a copy.
From nature and from thee, I learnt the gradual charm Wonderful, Lycidas! but thyself, where art thou? of unity in proportion, and uniformity in variety. There, replied the first architect, pointing to a pil
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