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The identity of the patron has been uncertain as well, although it has generally been agreed that Isaac de Caus was its contriver and designer.
Here it's the pen of the contriver, assisted by the "liberty" of her readers, that determines the "natural" progress toward the happy conclusion by offering an escape from the ever narrowing claustrophobia of tragedy's temporal logic.
It cannot be very difficult," Smith wrote, "to determine who have been the contrivers of this whole mercantile system; not the consumers, we may believe, whose interest has been entirely neglected; but the producers, whose interest has been so carefully tended to; and among this latter class our merchants and manufacturers have been by far the principal architects" (1776, p.
The garrison at Portsmouth noted that it was only one of many groups who wanted "the King, and all others the Grand Contrivers of, and Actors in the first and second warre .
Furthermore, contrivers of Tyco's forgiven loan program reportedly required these executives to sign confidentiality agreements to not disclose the loans.
Old contrivers, daydreamers, walking chemistry sets,
Old contrivers, daydreamers, walking chemistry sets, Exhausted chimneysweeps of the spaces Between words, where the Holy Ghost tastes just Like the dust it is made of, Let's tear up our lecture notes & throw them out The window.