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Were, a new added to the alphabet, why should letter 13 it not be attributed to invention, rather than sought for in the resem- may happen blance which an Italian molding However, the discussion of this question who have tion of work is to bear to it ? rather for those to do with the "theory of moldings, as the determina- does not in the least affect the facts of which this it treats. From the time of the formation of the first Christian Basilica to the middle of the twelfth century, there is such a general resemblance in the character of the work, as to have caused under the one to be classed it About that time must be remembered that the whole of it Western Europe was engaged in the it Komanesque.

Effect, We may and no doubt, principle, but to a certain extent, by suppose the architect to have drawn on a board or a stone, with a free hand, the outline to be followed in working out the hollows ; and PL. IV. fig. 3, represents such a stone, with the profile scratched or marked on face. The afforded exactly the when put its sur- templet, being applied to every stone to be worked, same shape for each, so that the pieces, together, coincided with perfect accuracy. Deeply recessed archways consist of several courses of molded EAELY MOLDINGS IN GENERAL.

Isolated, with a long neck the combination of the two forms, we find it ; it worked in stood more and, probably from occasionally turning EAKLY ENGLISH MOLDINGS PL. XVIII. the edge to one side, as in and in this case ; it and 10, from 1 figs. which we immediately obtain the form in regular scroll-molding 43 fig. 6, which a is be observed that will pairs off with a pointed bowtell. it The annexed examples, from also, Mary's Abbey, York, St. and Tintern Abbey, show how closely allied the two Jj|

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