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1823 edition. Excerpt: ...are to collect from either traveller, the
precise figure and extent of this eminence, we cannot pretend to
decide how far Dr. Clarke is warranted in representing, that the
dimensions of the area which would be formed by taking the whole of
it into the plan of Jerusalem, would correspond to the
circumference of the ancient city. The necessity for this bold
supposition, however, is completely obviated, since it appears from
Dr. Richardson's description, that, by including the whole of Mount
Zion, now traversed by the modern wall, and by extending the
northern boundary as far as the sepulchral caverns of the Kings, we
should gain an area corresponding to the measurements of the
ancient city as given by Eusebius. Here, again, it is impossible to
acquit Dr. Clarke of gross inaccuracy, in his outline of the modern
town, the area of the Temple forms part of the line which marks the
southern wall; while the space beyond, the part of Mount Zion not
enclosed, is as much as possible contracted. In Dr. Richardson's
plan, the town extends considerably southward of the Temple, and
the unenclosed part of the hill, in which is the sepulchre of
David, appears to be more than one half. As to the notion that the
modern town has gained in a northern direction, so as to comprise
places without the ancient wall, we are now quite persuaded that it
does not deserve a moment's notice. It was invented merely to
protect the monstrous fooleries of the Holy Sepulchre from the
annihilating proof that the modern Calvary could never have been
without the walls, and that it has, therefore, no pretensions to be
considered as the site of the Crucifixion. In this opinion, which
required, however, no confirmation, we are amply supported by Dr.
Richardson. But to return, for the...
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