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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)

Memoirs relating to the life and writings of Inigo Jones, esq.



11ill extant in the Cathedral at  lel.  He.is, atfo reported
to havetranflated from the Itaian, Tarcagnota's H1z/ory of
the Jorld. and to have left it, in-the Hands of his Son
Mr. James, whom we have already mention'd.
- Mr. Jones's Scheme, however fupported with Learning
and Argument, did not. yet give a general Satisfa&ion. His
Notion was warmly attack'd by Dr. Walter Charleton, in
a Treatife call'd Chorea. Gt'gantum, which was publifb'd in
x663 5 and here the Do'&or is very- pofitive, this ecxtraor-
dinary Monument was ereded by the Danes. This Author
was a Clergyman's Son of Sh'pton-Mallet,in-Somerfet/hire,
brought up at Magdalen-Hall in Oxford, commenc'd
Dofcr in Phyfick, was Phyfician in Ordinary to King
Charles 1. and afterwards to King Charles II. was a" Mem-
ber, and fometime Prefident of the College of Phyficians
in London, and Fellow of the Royal Society. He was
very eminent in his Profeflion, and well-fkill'd in the
learned Languages, but reputed to have over-valued his
Parts and Performances. He lived to an advanced Age,
but by reafon of fome imprudent Management was obliged
to retire from his Family to one of thofe Iflands, which are
the Remains of our French Conquefts5 and there he pafs'd
the Refidue of his Days in Obfcurity and Want.
   The Dodor, diffatisfied with Mr. Jones's Difcourfe,
caus'd a Copy of it to be tranfmitted to Olaus J/Wormiut,
the celebrated Antiquary of Denmark3 and JiWormius re-
turn'd his, Opinion of Stone-Heng in feveral Letters to
Dr. Charleton. From the Authorities and Arguments pro-
duc'd in thefe Letters, the Dodor drew up his Treatife,
in which he maintains, that this ruinous Fabrick was in
reality of Danijh Original. The World however did not
generally come into the Dodor's Sentiments; tho' Sir
JlfJllam Dugdale is faid to have approv'd 'em in private
Converfation, and Mr. Dryden wrote" an elegant Panegy-
rick to the Author upon his Performance. This renew'd
the Controverfy, and gave Occafion to Mr. Webb to vin-
dicate the Opinion and Memory of his Kinfman Mr. Jones,
in a Tra& of his own Compofition, which he calls, A An-
dcation of Stone-Heng Rejlored; wherein the Roman Ar-
chztedure is. diwf'fs'd. And even the Enemies to Mr. Jones's
Scheme will allow, that Mr. Webb has drawn up his De-
fenfe with Learning and Judgment.                 But


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