Thursday, 5 September 2013

the obelisk

in 1810 William Chamberlayne erected an obelisk on his Weston Park, Southampton estate, in honour of his friend, the Whig politician, Charles James Fox.
Some adjectives from Fox's Wikipedia entry: forceful and eloquent, notorious and colourful, conservative and conventional, radical.

 Years later a subsequent landowner, Capt Wright, buried his favourite horse under the obelisk.

The inscription from Psalms 24.1 was added by Lord Radstock a century after the obelisk was erected.   
Over the years the obelisk has become part of the local community.

It doesn't mind small jokes at it's expense.
Is there a point to this entry?  Apart from the obvious one.

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