... of ornamental architecture, such as magnificent columns supporting a portico, or expensive pilasters supporting merely their own capitals, aquot; because it consumes labour disproportionate to its utility. ... The spirit of the artist, however, rose against what lie thought a Gothic attack, and he made a brisk defence. ... You might convey all your instruction without these ornaments. ... Choker, 1k4.i1. 2 Dr. Johnson does not seem to have objected to ornamental architecture or statuary per se.
|Title||:||Boswell's Life of Johnson: including their Tour to the Hebrides. By J.W. Croker|