But now, like Pythagoras, who guessed the vastness of Hercules’s stature from the length of his food, there are just enough remains among the ruins to guess at what noble buildings were made by the piety, charity and magnanimity of our forefathers. I think my eyes and mind are no less affected by these stately ruins than they would have been by the buildings themselves. – John Aubrey, My Own Life

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