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Vandalism at Addleborough. - Will the editor of "N. & Q." give further publicity to the following by finding a place for it in his columns? The fame of such crimes should be eternal:-

"So we sat and talked, and afterwards scrambled up the rocks to the summit {of Addleborough}. Here is, or rather was, a Druid circle of flat stones; but my companion screamed with vexation on discovering that three or four of the largest stones had been taken away, and were nowhere to be seen. The removal must have been recent, for the places where they lay were still sharply defined in the grass, and the maze of roots which had been covered for ages was still unbleached. And so an ancient monument must e destroyed either out of wanton mischief, or to be broken up for the repair of a fence! Whoever were the perpetrators, I say,

"'Oh, be their tombs as lead to lead.'"

--A Month in Yorkshire, by Walter White, 1858, p245.

From Notes and Queries, p158, September 4th, 1858.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
19th March 2007ce

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