"The Works of Nature and of Men
By thee preserved take life again,
And e'en thy Prague serenely shines,
Secure from ravage in thy lines.
In just return this marble frame
Would add some ages to thy name;
Too frail, alas, 'tis forced to own
Thy shadow will outlast the stone."
Epitaph on Wenceslaus Hollar 1607-77
George Vertue 1745