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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, a Roman work and temple,   pp. [1]-228


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  STONE-HENG,
                           A
ROMAN WO RK
                        AND
    T1-EM PLE.
               AVING, when CHOREA GIGANTUM
               firft came to my Sight in Manufcript, communi-
               cated the fame unto fome Friends of mine, who
               feemed much to know the Author of it, Dr,
               Charlton; and defired their Advice, whether I
               was concerned to reply thereunto, or not; and
               being by them told, 'that in regard it was but a
capricious Conceit, it could make no Imprettion in the Breafts of
judicious Men, I might very well defif; I acquiefced in their Opi-
nions. But feeing it fince come forth: in publick$ and, upon a fi-
cond Perufal, finding that. it more reflects upon Mr. Inigo Yones,
than at firft reading it but tranfitorily I conceived it did 3 I refolved
with my felf to confult ferious Matters to Morrow, and caft away
the mean Time in examining the Validity of this D061or's Pretcn-
lons towards the Difcovery of Stone-Heng.
  Of the Caufes which induced Mankind to ere& Monuments;
whereby to perpetuate their Memories to Pofterity, I fhall not infifti
for what's vulgarly known is commonly defpifed, and therefore I
will not trouble you therewith. What Progrefs neverthlefs, thefe
Memorials of Fame have had in the Courfe of Time, I fhall not much
fruple briefly to touch upon. That they were in Ufe before the
Flood, we have from Yofephus, in his Antiquities of the 7ews; and
how the Defcendants from Adam having underflood that the World
would be deftroyed by two ways, Water and. Fire; (becaufe what
they had learned of their Anceftors concerning the courfe of the
                             B                   Heavens


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