The Druidical Temples Of The County Of Wilts

Paperback | January 31, 2012

byEdward Duke

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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. 1846. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIX. SUMMARY OF THE FOREGOING ARGUMENTS, AND CONCLUSION. Having now exhibited to my readers the whole of my hypothesis as to the origin of Abury, Stonehenge, and the other religious temples which render this county so highly distinguished among its fellows;--having proved that this is not a vain theory supported alone by high swelling words, and unproved assertions, but that it is based and promulgated on the authority of a strong and continuous series of well established facts, it is now for me to collect and embody those facts; to bring them forward link by link, and to connect them into one entire and efficient chain. There will arise, I am perfectly well aware, one forcible obstacle to the establishment of the theory, and that is, the strong prejudice of the public mind against the possibility of the discovery of the origin of Stonehenge and Abury. To decide that such a discovery cannot be made, and to refuse the examination of a theory which is alleged to rest on the basis of approved facts is equally irrational and unjust. It may be asserted also that my theory is astronomical, and that our heathen ancestry knew nothing of astronomy. Why not? This is to resort to the petitio principii, and is evasive of the question at once, by a barbarous and illogical negative. Astronomy was the earliest of all sciences,, and was the first which brought into exercise the faculties of the mind of man. It probably originated in Chaldaea, and travelled from thence in succession to Egypt, Greece, and Rome, and from thence descended to modern times and spread itself throughout all nations. The sciences travel faster than the arts, they may be communicated orally to the many at once, but the knowledge of the arts is transferable alone from man to man. It was, I ...

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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. 1846. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIX. SUMMARY OF THE FOREGOING ARGUMENTS, AND CONCLUSION. Having now exhibited to my readers the whole of my hypothesis...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:60 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021775452X

ISBN - 13:9780217754521

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