Stonehenge and Its Barrows. from the Wilts. Arch. and Nat. Hist. Magazine

Stonehenge and Its Barrows. from the Wilts. Arch. and Nat. Hist. Magazine

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1876 edition. Excerpt: ...Lubbock, Prehistoric Times, p. 110, second edition. 2The irregular form and size of these mortises and tenons justify the conjecture of William Smith, the geologist, that these had been formed by friction with stones and sand."--Crania Bhtanoica. J. Browne, that the Imle into which the upright was to be dropt was prepared with a bed of concrete: " It has been a matter of surprise to observant persons, that the now wholly prostrate trilithon at Stonehenge should, considering the extreme smallness of its base, ever have stood for ages immemorial. On the 22nd ult., Sir Edmund Antrobus' under-gamckeeper, Mr. Eli Vockins, of Seven Barrows, when digging deeply for rabbits, proved that the upright had been embedded in a rough strong concrete, the great quantity and tenacious quality of which fully account for their long and otherwise inexplicable stability.--Joseph Browne, eye-witness." And now that our stone is prepared, and the hole for its reception has decn dug out and lined with concrete, how is it to be raised, and set up in its place? Mr. R. W. Emerson, who visited Stoneheuge with Mr. T. Carlyle, could not see much difficulty in handling and carrying stones of this size: "The like is done in all cities, every day, with no other aid than horse-power. I chanced to see a year ago men at work on the substructure of a house, in Bodmin Square, in Boston, swinging a block of granite of the size of the largest of the Stonehenge columns, with an ordinary derrick. The men were common masons, with Paddies to help, nor did they think they were doing anything remarkable. I suppose there were as good men a thousand years ago."' It is probable that there were as good men a thousand or two thousand years ago, but it is very improbable that the latter more

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