Stonehenge

Today and Yesterday

Author: Frank Stevens
Published: 1916
Language: English
Wordcount: 19,238 / 64 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 47.5
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 902
Added to site: 2006.08.28
mnybks.net#: 14633
Genres: History, Non-fiction
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uch vastness, the eye may wander over the surrounding plain, broken in almost every direction by the sepulchral mounds, or Barrows, which cluster to the number of two hundred or more about the venerable stone circle. The connection between Stonehenge and the Barrows, seems almost irresistible. The hands which raised those huge monoliths must assuredly have been laid to rest almost within the touch of their shadow. Stonehenge and the Barrows, each casting light upon the other's origin, confirming and reconfirming each other's existence, knit together to-day as yesterday, by a bond of close union which even Time and speculations cannot sever.

THE LITHOLOGY OF STONEHENGE

Weatherworn and overgrown by lichen, it is not possible at the present day to see clearly the nature of the stones which go to make up Stonehenge. For that reason only the barest outline of the monument as it appears to the unknowing eye has been given, in order that the original plan may be grasped thoroughly before entering into

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