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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,   pp. 1-72 ff.


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             ST ON NE-E N                efored.
 apides   OS, fiatis utru  igeni   vituti, aut virtus ingenio ce-
 dat, &c. i. e. Havingfound the Struture, from Yoy th   fell in'
 ta Admiration, and flanding all of them at Gaze round about it,
 Merlin draws near, and thus beeaks them: Ufe now yr utmoji
 Strength, young Men, that in taki  away thefe Stones, you may
 diflover, whether  t to Strength, or Strength gives Place to Art.
 .At his Command therefore, they bring feveral forts of Engines, and
 addrefs themfelves taplling it down. -Some Ropes, frme Cables,
fome had made Lathers ready, thavt what they fo much defired,
might be effedd, but in no wife able to atchieve their Purpoft.
Veficientb     uni/is, fus et Mrlinus in riam (faith J7effrey)
& fuas machinationes confecit. D gmiqe cum quque necefrria
apofai et; lvi    qus " credi joteff 1apides  eft: depo fitis au-
tern, f ecit deferri ad aves, & istr ni   le cum gaudio in
Britanniam reverti cpen -t. 411of them tired, Merlin breaks out
into Laughter, and provides his Engines. Lsly , when he
had Jet all things     a Readi#fA, hwrdot' to W   believ'd it Is,
with what Facility he took them down: being taken down, he
caufed them to be carried to the Ships, &-d imbarked ; and fo with
7oy they began their return towards Britain. Leaving it for us to
fuppofe, with as fmall Labour they were imbarked; dif-imbarked,
and brought from their Landing Place to Salisbury Plain: all (it feems)
done by Merlins Spells. But of this too much.
   Neverthelefs, as I contemn Fables, :fo do I embrace, and take
Plcafure in the Truth of Hiflory: aid therefore, that which con-
cerns the Slaughter of the Britifl Nobility by Treafon of Hengifl
Commander of the Saxons, as of greater Moment, 'and ,Truth, I
ha11 more -fully relae. And 7efrey M onmouth's Authority in this
tracherois Slaghter of the.Britais, though I refpe-d not fo muchY
as Ninnias, 2Mlmesbury, Sigebert, and others that affirm the fame ;
yct, becaufe he was the lirit, after fo many, anA fo ancient' Au-
tliors, that father'd Sto nea-ng their Monument, and A.Ambrofus
Founder thereoif, and therefore muft irate him, and his Followers
therein; I will give you the Hifory' liewife from-- him' and thus
it was: ftengi )upon his return with new Sup~Iies into Britain,
finding Vortigern beyond ExpeCation reftored to the Crown, and
withal greatly alienated in his Affe~tion towards' him, prepared for
his Defence, with Force of Arms. But,. whether he thought him '
fclf too weak; or, that he rather fought to be cfpecially revenged
on the Britifj Nobility, who had wholly unrivetted his Defighs,
or both; he thought it no difficult Matter to'- &lude him by' a Trea-
ty, whom formerly he had fo eafily beguiled with his Niece Row-
ena. To which Purpofe, he makes an Overture, to compofe the
Einmities betwixt them'at a Parley ; and the King ac epting it, ap-
Points A4mbes~wryTown their meeting Place, Nec 9*iora, flatuita die
mi/ante cimnveftgtunt usnws intra xmtminatam urbem' (Thith effroy)
&   de pdce habeivda colloruium inceperant. Ut' :i.ir horam prodi-
tioni fue idomiam  infp*xfe HgIfus, -voc~featt eJ, NEM1ET
OURE SAXAS; &     ilico Vortiaernum accepit, & per pallium deti-
nuit. Audite ocyits igno, abflraxerunt (i. e. eduxtftnt) Saxones cul-
tros fuos, & aflantes pincipes invafer ,        nihil taPro-
          j tic              rq       gent         t a in ie B
 reditantes jxgvlavervnt 'citer qkigt           gne
                                 E                       rones
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G. Mo. fi. 6


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