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
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a Roman Work and Temple. demo6nfrative Reafons, he hath grounded his Opinion alfo, cbn- cening the Founders of it, and for what Ufe, and in what Time the 'fame was anciently built, appears, publickly :in his Stone-Heng Reflored; and until Reafons more demonifrable are, produced, what he hath therein faid mull ftand for Truth. And though Proof is notmuch requifite for this, the Judgment, neverthelefs, which our learned Do&or Tho. Fuller gives of it, may notunfitly be remenA bred. i After fo many wild and wide Conjeuroes. f the Caufeand ,"Authors, faithhe, ofStone-Heng, why, when, and by whom this "Monument was ereaed, a Pofihume Book comes lagging at laft, ' called Stone-Heng Reflored, and yet goeth: before all the reft. t It is quleftionablc whether it more modeftly propoundth, or "more. fubftantially proveth this to. be a Roman Work, or Temple - dedicated ,to* Clus, or Celum, -(Son to c.Ether and Dies) who was Senior to all the Gods of the Heathen. The fame Integrity Which poffefed Mr. Jones, I wifh others, in undertaking the fame Voyage, to purfue; in regard Things of this nature are not by the Laws of Logick to be carried on. Envy, Conceit, .Glofling, Flattery, mutl, as prophane, abfent themfelves; the Rules and Love of Truth are to be intended therein only. We 1hould have no corrupting of Iuthors to make.Affertions good; no fidlingArguments in point of Time alledged;, noqbarbarousCujomsi unlefs for barbarous Adions ; no roving and unciviliz'd !Pepie, for permanent Works of divine Art. If Mr. Jones his Way of pro- ceeding (whofe firit Attempts in this Particular, all really learned Men of tiis Age do, and all ingenious of the! future wj4lj highly appland) hath failed, which Time only can,, and is yet to reveal, it is not impoflible but that by the. fame means of finding out the Truth, more profperoufly purfued, an abfolute and full Difcovery may be made of Stone-He ng. In the mean time,: as an Archite1, not as a Grammarian, I proceed unto what Dr., Chaleton hath de- vifed of our Antiquity; which, haply, from one fo knowing, may be much to purpofe. The firfi thing that he offers at, is Mr. Camden's Narrative con- cerning Stone-Heng, which having been formerly recited, by Mr. Jones, p. 32. I had thought not to have troubled you withal, but confidering that what Mr. Camden hath delivered therein, is likely to be much controverted in the enfuing Debate, you may take it thus: " Towards the North, about fix Miles from Salisbury, on the Plain, is to be feen a huge and monfirous piece of ,Work, fuch as Cicero termeth Infanam fubJlru1fionem: For within the " Circuit of a Ditch, there are ereaed in manner of a Crown, in ' three Ranks or Courfes one within another,.- certain mighty and unwrought Stones, whereof fome are twenty eght Foot high, and " feven Foot broad; upon the Heads of which, others like over- thwart Pieces do bear, and rcft crofs-wife, with fmall Tenons and " Mortaifes, fo as the whole Frame feemeth to hang; whereofwe " call it Stone-Heng, like as our old Hiforias termed it, for the " Greatnefs, Chorea Gigantum, the Giants Dance. .The Defcptfon, or Draught whereof, fuch as it is, becaufe it could not fo fitly be expreffed in Words, I have caufed, by the Graver's Help, to be pourtraied, as it now fandeth weather-beaten and decayed. C This Fdl.Eng.Wor P. 14Y.
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