How to Read Stonehenge
A Guided Tour for the Discerning Visitor
© Colin Parker 

(From Musophilus)

How to Read Stonehenge
A Guided Tour for the Discerning Visitor
© Colin Parker

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Description of Stonehenge

Samuel Daniel (1562–1619)

AND whereto serves that wondrous trophy now That on the goodly plain near Walton stands? That huge dumb heap, that cannot tell us how, Nor what, nor whence it is, nor with whose hands Nor for whose glory it was set to show         How much our pride mocks that of other lands. Whereon, when as the gazing passenger Had greedy looked with admiration, And fain would know his birth, and what we were, How there erected, and how long agon,          Inquires and asks his fellow-traveller What he had heard, and his opinion. Out of the reach of spoil and way of rage; Though time with all his power of years hath laid Long battery, backed with undermining age, Yet they make head only with their own aid,         And war with his all-conquering forces wage; Pleading the heaven’s prescription to be free, And to have a grant to endure as long as he..