there was a post-house.
Humboldt declares the road magnificent.
We learn from the venerable Bede (A. D. 700) that the Roman roads of England were built at various periods in the second, third, and fourth centuries; the people, criminals, and the Roman soldiery being employed thereon.
The four principal ones were, —
1. Watling Street; from Kent, by way of London, to Cardigan Bay, in Wales.
2. Ikenild Street; from St. David's, Wales, by way of Birmingham, Derby, and York, to Tynemouth, England.
3. Fosse Way; from Cornwall to Lincoln.
4. Ermin Street; from St. David's to Southampton.
In many places the remains are yet visible; in many others the old pavement is below the surface, having been buried by the vegetable growth of centuries, or covered by earth from other natural cause, such as land-slips and watercourses.
Highways were first made public in many parts of England by the Romans.
In the time of Edward I. they were ordered to be widened and cleared of tree