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Desgodets, Antoine Babuty, 1653-1728 / Les edifices antiques de Rome
(1771)

[Dedication] To the king,   pp. [ii]-[iii]


Page [ii]

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can only wanton in 
till it is called 
forth 
to real effe& by regal liberality. 
of life have been imparted to 
Other folaces or ornaments 
mankind 
from the fhops of 
humble 
induftry, or the fhades of 
folitary 
ftudy; 
but from 
the ere&ion of the Egyptian 
the world has owed to the 
pyramids to 
magnificence 
the prefent time, 
of Monarchs. 
the 
grandeur 
of its 
buildings. 
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