This is not a true obelisk, for though in the form of one, it is constucted of a number of quite small stones. It formerly bore the following insciption, the verse being from Pope's "Essay on Man, Epistle IV:---------"Erected in 1764 in memory of His Grace William Cavendish, Duke of Devonshire.------
There in the Rich-- The Honour'd Fam'd and Great--- See the false scale--- Of Happiness Compleat"-----
The occupier of the farm on which this memorial stands had so much trouble from persons trespassing to read the inscription that he erased it.-- This Duke, as a young man, read with one of the incumbents of Boughton, and for this reason the monument wasd erected.
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Photo taken in Northampton, Northampton, UK
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