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covering. But architecture is not alone to be prized because it is ancient, having taken its rise in the time of the world's history— among men who were moved by physical wants. It has a higher standpoint in this that it marks the spirit of progress, and the advance of civilization. For proof of this it is only necessary to wake the borders of the Indias, the Nile, and the Ganges, roam among the nomadic tribes of Eastern Asia, or come nearer home, and take a stroll among wigwams of the untutored savages of western wilds. As the world has advanced in science and general intelligence, architecture became really conspicuous. True among the Ancients. We read of the monuments of Gilgal and Gilead, together with the temples Basilicans and Morgues; but they were more in perpetuation of the rude religion of rude tribes, scattered here and tnere throughout the world. It was in enlightened Greece that architecture
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