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Jones, Inigo, 1573-1652; Charleton, Walter, 1619-1707; Webb, John, 1611-1672 / The most notable antiquity of Great Britain, vulgarly called Stone-Heng, on Salisbury Plain, restored, by Inigo Jones ... To which are added, the Chorea gigantum, or Stone-Heng restored to the Danes, by Doctor Charleton; and Mr. Webb’s Vindication of Stone-Heng restored, in answer to Dr. Charleton’s reflections; with observations upon the orders and rules of architecture in use among the ancient Romans. Before the whole are prefixed, certain memoirs relating to the life of Inigo Jones; with his effigies, engrav’d by Hollar; as also Dr. Charleton’s, by P. Lombart; and four new views of Stone-Heng, in its present situation: with above twenty other copper-plates, and a compleat index to the entire collection
(1725)

Stone-Heng restored to the Danes,   pp. 1-48


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  STON E-H ENG
                 RESTORE D
       To the DA N E Sa
               F all M  N UMENTS 'built by Manikind fince the
               Beginning of the World, there feem to be only
               two General Caufes.
                  The FIRST Natural, namely, a certain Defire of
                Immortality, inherent in, and as it were effential
                to the human Soul. Which being an immaterial
                Effence, participant of Divinity both in its Crea-
tion, and Hopes, perpetually carrieth about it this Imprefs or Cha-
rafter of that Eternal Being, from whence it was derived; that it
abhorreth Oblivion, and as not tontented with that Perpetuity in
Pofterity, which Nature hath ordained by Propagation of the Spe-
cies, (an Inflitution common alfo to Brute Animals) it aims at ano-
ther kind of Eternity, by feeking to deliver the Remembrance of
fome notable Adions to all fucceeding Generations. So firong are
the Incitements of this our congenial Ambition, that the dulleft
Souls are not altogether infenfible of them, and heroick ones feel a,
fort of Felicity in fuffering themfelves to be tranfported by them
Yea, many have preferr'd the imaginary Life of Glory, to that real
one of Nature 5 and through moft horrid Dangers and Pains expo-
fed themfelves to Death, merely out of an obfcure Hope of being
foon revived by Fame, and obtaining a better Subfiftence in the Im-
mortality of their Names. With fuch Sentiments as thefe Old
Ennius doubtlefs was touch'd, when he rejoiced in the -Perpetuity
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