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The Jeffersonian cyclopedia;

a comprehensive collection of the views of Thomas Jefferson classified and arranged in alphabetical order under nine thousand titles relating to government, politics, law, education, political economy, finance, science, art, literature, religious freedom, morals, etc.;

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443. ARCHITECTURE, Faulty.—
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443. ARCHITECTURE, Faulty.—

are often erected, by individuals, of
considerable expense. To give these symmetry
and taste, would not increase their cost.
It would only change the arrangement of the
materials, the form and combination of the
members. This would often cost less than the
burden of barbarous ornaments with which
these buildings are sometimes charged. But
the first principles of the art are unknown,
and there exists scarcely a model among us
sufficiently chaste to give an idea of them.—
Notes on Virginia. Washington ed. viii, 394. Ford ed., iii, 258.