The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #52406   Message #802314
Posted By: Charley Noble
13-Oct-02 - 01:30 PM
Thread Name: info req: Long lankin
Subject: RE: info req: Long lankin
Such disputes between building contractors and their clients can be traced back to Roman times as evidenced by Annaeus Seneca (4 B.C. to 65 A.D.) bitterly lamenting the state of the art in the building industry:

"Life is the gift of the immortal gods, living well is
the gift of philosophy. Was it philosophy that erected
all the towering tenements, so dangerous to the persons
who dwell in them? Believe me, that was a happy age,
before the days of architects, before the days of builders."

Landlady's Daughter, not to be confused with Charley Noble