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Architects

Daedalus
mythical Greek architect said to have built the labyrinth for King Minos of Crete. [Gk. Myth.: EB, III: 342]
Roecus
architect of the early temple of Hera at Samos. [Architecture: NCE, 1799]
Thomas, St.
patron saint of architects. [Christian Hagiog.: Saints and Festivals, 30]
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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 chicorées of Louis XV.
"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."
There are the prospectuses that couldn't be distributed, and the architect's plans and estimates, and the whole correspondence which set everybody at loggerheads and ended in a dispute, all down together in that corner, behind the packing-cases.
"Good," said Aramis to himself, "it seems I am an architect, then.
"He is a great tactician!" said the prince to his son, pointing to the architect.
Going round a hole where the workmen were slaking lime, he stood still with the architect and began talking rather warmly.
The archaeologist and the architect were left on the great stone steps smiling at each other; but whatever their common interests, they presented a considerable personal contrast, and the fanciful might even have found some contradiction in each considered individually.
A sudden idea came into the head of the young architect. He would ask this girl to dine with him.
Thus property is as an instrument to living; an estate is a multitude of instruments; so a slave is an animated instrument, but every one that can minister of himself is more valuable than any other instrument; for if every instrument, at command, or from a preconception of its master's will, could accomplish its work (as the story goes of the statues of Daedalus; or what the poet tells us of the tripods of Vulcan, "that they moved of their own accord into the assembly of the gods "), the shuttle would then weave, and the lyre play of itself; nor would the architect want servants, or the [1254a] master slaves.
The architect who designed it must have been a genius, though I cannot help thinking that his talents would have been better employed in contriving puzzles than in shaping human habitations.
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.
Him a facetious, vacationing architect's clerk dubbed Noah, and so greeted him.

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