The demande of Elizabethan clients

William Ronald Dalzell, Architecture: the indispensable art, Londres, Michael Joseph, 1962, p. 122.

There are unfortunately many houses where the builder has collected detail upon detail from a wide variety of source, adding them to building with rather less taste and intelligence than that with wich the caddis worm collect odds and end from the bottom of the pond to embellish her dwelling.
The demande of Elizabethan clients upon their builders, could be very odd-as capricious as some made by the film stars of today in Beverly Hills.