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BASILICAS.

width or length of the main aisle. Still the building, as a whole, is—or rather was before the completion of the rebuilding of St. Paul's

278. View of Sta. .Maria Maggiore. {From Guteusohn and Knapp.)

—the very best of the older wooden-roofed churches of Christendom, and the best model from which to study the merits and defects of this style of architecture.

279. Plan of Sta. Agnese. Scale 100 ft. to 1 in.

280. Section of Sta. Agnese. (From Gutesohn and Knapp).) Scale 50 ft. to 1 in.

Another mode of getting over the threat defect of high walls over the pillars was adopted, as in Sta. Agnese and St. Lorenzo, of using a