The centuries, the revolutions, which at least devastate with impartiality and grandeur, have been joined by a cloud of school architects
, licensed, sworn, and bound by oath; defacing with the discernment and choice of bad taste, substituting the
Perfectly true, my friend," resumed D'Artagnan; "but the architects
were probably making their calculations on a basis of the probability of your marrying again.
The room into which they entered was a vaulted chamber once nobly ornamented by cunning architects
, and still retaining, in its beautiful groined roof and rich stone tracery, choice remnants of its ancient splendour.
to Edna his letter of disapproval carried instructions--the most minute instructions--to a well-known architect
concerning the remodeling of his home, changes which he had long contemplated, and which he desired carried forward during his temporary absence.
Like most old fashioned pulpits, it was a very lofty one, and since a regular stairs to such a height would, by its long angle with the floor, seriously contract the already small area of the chapel, the architect
, it seemed, had acted upon the hint of Father Mapple, and finished the pulpit without a stairs, substituting a perpendicular side ladder, like those used in mounting a ship from a boat at sea.
The poorest paid architect
, engineer, general, author, sculptor, painter, lecturer, advocate, legislator, actor, preacher, singer is constructively in heaven when he is at work; and as for the musician with the fiddle-bow in his hand who sits in the midst of a great orchestra with the ebbing and flowing tides of divine sound washing over him -- why, certainly, he is at work, if you wish to call it that, but lord, it's a sarcasm just the same.
Happily, the architect
had foresight to build it strong: the narrow windows are deeply set in the wall, and the corners defended with large jutting stones.
I feel myself at the mercy of the first whim in the Vanstone direction which may come into her head -- I, the architect
of her fortunes.
In these dialogues, my sister spoke to me as if she were morally wrenching one of my teeth out at every reference; while Pumblechook himself, self-constituted my patron, would sit supervising me with a depreciatory eye, like the architect
of my fortunes who thought himself engaged on a very unremunerative job.
There was a most ingenious architect
, who had contrived a new method for building houses, by beginning at the roof, and working downward to the foundation; which he justified to me, by the like practice of those two prudent insects, the bee and the spider.
Thus it is observable that the buildings which a single architect
has planned and executed, are generally more elegant and commodious than those which several have attempted to improve, by making old walls serve for purposes for which they were not originally built.
But, sir, will you tell me why the Great Architect
has suspended operations, and how it is that the furnace is replaced by the quiet waters of the lake?