17Piggott, Stuart. "Prehistory and the Romantic Movement." Antiquity XI (1937): 35.
Piggott quotes an early nineteenth-century author: "On a spot so hallowed by the Wing of Time, the imagination may vividly depict the rude but solemn rites attendant on the burial; the blazing pile flinging its lurid beams around...', and so on, with 'mystic songs of bards,' 'frantic yells' and 'wild and piercing shrieks of expiring victims.'"