An Abridgment of the Architecture of Vitruvius

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and Attacks of false Reasoning, and from the injustice that prejudice creates, to those who apply themselves more to cultivate the Talents they possess, than to make parade of them. [Sidenote: Lib. 2. Pref.] [Sidenote: Lib. 6. Pref.] [Sidenote: Lib. 3. pref.] [Sidenote: Lib. 3. Pref.] [Sidenote: Lib. 6. Pref.] Vitruvius was a Man, who, as to the exteriour, made a small Figure, and who had not heaped up great Riches by the practice of his Profession; and having, as it were, buried himself in study, and wholly given himself over to the Contemplation of Sciences, understood little of the Arts of the Court, or the Crafty Slights of pushing on his Fortune and making himself considerable; for though he was bestowed upon, and recommended to Augustus, by the Princess Octavia his Sister, we cannot find that he was employed in any Works of great Importance. The Noblest Edifice that we can learn that Aug

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