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... that, in the decline of the arts, the skill as well as numbers of his architects bore
a very unequal proportion to the greatness of his designs, The magistrates of the
most distant provinces were therefore dire&ted to institute schools, to appoint ...
... years, the students dispersed themselves through the provinces, in search of
fortune and honours; nor could they want an inexhaustible supply of business in
a great empire, already corrupted by the multiplicity of laws, of arts, and of vices.
The noble art, which had once been preserved as the sacred inheritance of the
patricians, was fallen into the hands of freedmen and plebeians”, who, with
cunning rather than with skill, exercised a sordid and pernicious trade. Some of
As they freely shingled with the subjects of the empire, they gradually learned to
despise their manners; and to initate their arts. They abjured the implicit
reverence, which the pride of Rome had exacted from their ignorance, while they
Twenty-six of these institutions are enumerated in the west, where the arts had
been more recently introduced, and a still larger proportion may be allowed for
the industrious provinces of the east ". 5. Besides the public revenue, which an ...
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