A Collection of the Most Approved Examples of Doorways, from Ancient Buildings in Greece and Italy, Expressly Measured and Delineated for this Work, Preceded by an Essay on the Usages of the Ancients Respecting Doorways: A New Translation of the Chapter of Vitruvius on the Subject, with the Original Text Taken from an Ancient and Valuable M.S. in the British Museum; and Copious Descriptions of the Plates, Volume 1
Bossange, Barthes and Lowell, 1833
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Page 3 - For the Lord will pass through to smite the Egyptians ; and when he seeth the blood upon the lintel, and on the two sideposts, the Lord will pass over the door, and will not suffer the destroyer to come in unto your houses to smite you.
Page 6 - So also made he for the door of the temple posts of olive tree, a fourth part of the wall. 34 And the two doors were of fir tree: the two leaves of the one door were folding, and the two leaves of the other door were folding. 35 And he carved thereon cherubim and palm trees and open flowers: and covered them with gold fitted upon the carved work.
Page 4 - The front appear'd with radiant splendours gay, Bright as the lamp of night, or orb of day, The walls were massy brass : the cornice high Blue metals crown'd in colours of the sky ; Rich plates of gold the folding doors incase ; The pillars silver, on a brazen base ; Silver the lintels deep-projecting o'er, And gold the ringlets that command the door.
Page 7 - Theodoras of Samos. At all events, the use does not appear to be so remote as the Homeric Ages, for in the eighth book of the Odyssey, Ulysses is represented securing the rich and costly robes, vases, gold, and other valuable presents of Alcinous and his queen by a cord or rope, fastened in a knot
Page 3 - Per me si va nelT eterno dolore : Per me si va tra la perduta gente. Giustizia mosse il mio alto Fattore: Fecemi la divina Potestate, 5 La somma Sapienza e il primo Amore. Dinanzi a me non fur cose create, Se non eterne, ed io etorno duro : Lasciate ogni speranza, voi ch
Page 8 - ... Lacedemonian lock did not require a hole to be made in the door, for it consisted of a bolt placed on that side of the entrance door which opened, and on the inside of a chamber door. When a person, who was outside, wished to enter, it was necessary for him to insert the key in a little hole, and so raise the bolt ; and in time this species of fastening was improved by the insertion of the bolt in an iron frame or rim, permanently attached to the door by a chain, and fastening the door by the...
Page 34 - Engravings and Etchings of the principal Statues, Busts, Bas-Reliefs, Sepulchral Monuments, Cinerary Urns, &c., in the Collection of Henry Blundell, Esq., at Ince.