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took its true position. They divided into three orders— the Tuscan, Doric and Ionic to which the Romans have since added, the Corinthian and Composite. But these were only borrowed. Masonry teaches us, that by order in architecture, is meant a regular arrangment of the projecting parts of a building, which united to those of a column, form a perfect, beautiful and complete whole— none but the Greeks can boast of originality in architecture. As civilization has advanced and men have studied to please, systems have been much improved. Your own county furnishes as good an example as any. Compare your public buildings of today with those of fifty or eventwenty-five years in the past, and you will acknowledge the difference in beauty, comfort and taste, are really surprising. I have faith to believe, the building you are about, to erect, will furnish an additional proof of what





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