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Mrs. S. T. Blackwood

The Garden

Lover's Series,

II*

A BOOK OF SUNDIAL MOTTOES.

m

A Book

of

Sundial Mottoes.

Compiled by
Alfred H. Hyatt.

LONDON: PHILIP WELLBY,
Covent Garden, W.C.

NEW

YORK: SCOTT-THAW COMPANY,
542, Fifth Avenue.

MDCCCCIII.

669319

SUNDIALS
By
A.

M.

cr*HE garden

cloc\ of sunny climates is necessarily the

companion of hours so beautiful that the mere " name " Sundial is dear to those who care for gardens,
for phrases, for the sun, and for the South.

The

best

" gardens are those which other ages made and fypt
up," and which our own age

an unthrifty heir
grass,

has

allowed

to

grow somewhat wild with random

and
"

somewhat dry with sun.

We
iz

" enter

into the labours

SUNDIALS.
of our fathers
;

not into the perfection
its

which

they pre-

pared^ but into
undoing.
in
the

gentle

and more

beautiful ruin

and

And we

inherit something peculiarly

theirs

ancient garden
c/f

their

usually austere sundial

mottoes,

modern man

enjoys the bee-visited, grass-

grown, and fragrant paths that no gardener trims,
though
the

man who made

the paths

would hardly

approve them so; a modern man reads the warnings of
a seventeenth-century sculptor y
letting its lesson

go

by.
sea,

The sundial of my own childhood faced a blue
across
olive

and

oleander,

and

it

bore an inscription

" Thou which, translated, threatened the generations :
seest the

hour, but tyiowest not the hour

1'

"
of thy

death" we supposed.

In the twentieth century no ma*

SUNDIALS.
would engrave
that thought above the terraces of such a

heavenly garden.

Other Italian palaces had, likewise,

severe things written on their

sunward faces,

or on their

garden

dials.

'But,
to

sombre or genial, the sundial motto,
the appropriate art, has the beauty

devised according

of brevity and fulness.

No wonder

if to the precision of

Latin

grammar has

been generally assigned the safe-

guarding of
slow,

the message of three or

four words,

long,

and

complete with their burden of meaning.
bells,

There are tunes composed for

and

as this brief
to the

music, so is this brief literature^ restricted

means
those

and

the opportunity,

and full of vigour within

bonds.

The phrase and the melody both hate their home
happy Ligurian
coast.

on

the

For though sundials

SUNDIALS.
number
the

few serene hours of Northern gardens^

they

are most useful in the South and the sun^ and because of
their

use they tal^e

their place

in the

noble

symbolic

company standing by palace walls :
the

the sundial for time^
///*,

cypress for

death>

wheat for

and

the

'vine

for joy.

xii

TO EDWIN GREENE.

A BOOK OF SUNDIAL MOTTOES,

In compiling

this

Book of Mottoes,

the

translations in
the

Hit

majority of cases appear as given in

books consulted,

These volumes, which represent a delightful branch of garden
literature,

" Sciographia, or the range from John Wells'
to

An

of Shadow es" (1635),
" Sundials published

Mrs. Alice Morse Earle's

recently

and Roses of Yesterday."

It will be seen that in

many

instances the English renderoften fanciful.

ings of the inscriptions are free

and

A.H.H.

xvi

SUNDIAL MOTTOES.

'T^HE
*

following

Sixty "Mottoes for Dials, with their

meaning
old

in English," are

from a curious and rare
:

work, entitled

"

Mechanick Dialling
:

or,

the

New
this

Art

of

Shadows

freed

from

the

many

Obscurities, Superfluities

and Errors of Former Writers

upon

Subject

.

.

,

To which

are added a choice
. .

Collection of Mottos in Latin and English

.

By

Charles

Leadbetter.

London, at the Black Swan, 1737."

A

LIIS

.

INSERVIENDO
.

.

CONSUMOR.
GAIN).

(MY

LOSS

.

is

.

YOUR

.

A BOOK OF
/TLRS
(l
. .

LONGA
.

,

VITA
.

.

BREVIS.

DIE

.

TO-DAY

AND

LIVE

.

TO-MORROW).

/VvARITIA
(YOU
.

.

HODIE
.

.

DOMINATUR.

COVET

TO-MORROW).

/\JJT
(i

.

CAESAR
SHINE
.

.

AUT
.

.

NIHIL,

.

OR

SHROUD).

!,

.

AND

.

BE

.

GONE

.

ABOUT

.

YOUR

BUSINESS.

SUNDIAL MOTTOES.

OULLA

.

EST
.

.

VITA
.

.

HUMANA.

(LIFE'S

A

BUBBLE).

V^/ONSUME NOT THY TIME
.
.

.

.

IN

.

IDLENESS.

LJfiUS

.

ADEST
.

.

LABORANTIBUS.
.

(HEAVEN

FAVOURS

THE

.

DILIGENT).

U

ISCE

.

DIES
.

.

NUMERARE TUOS.
. .

(LEARN

TO

.

VALUE
3

YOUR

.

TIME);

A BOOK OF

UlSCE BENE
.

.

VIVERE
.

.

& MORI.
.

(SHINE

.

AND

SET).

LJ lES
(A
,

.

DIEM
KICKS
.

.

TRUDIT.
.

DAY

.

ME

DOWN).

.

SPECTAS
.

.

FUGIO.

(UNSIGHT,

UNSEEN).

-N

.

SUPRA
. .

.

VITA
.

.

FUGAX
MORS.
.

.

EN
(A
.

.

INFRA

CERTA
.

LIFE

.

ON

FLIGHT'S

SOON

.

OUT

OF

.

SIGHT).

4

SUNDIAL MOTTOES.
HOC MOMENTO PENDET ^TERNITAS.
. . .

(NOW

.

OR

,

NEVER).

ESTINA
(MIND
.

.

LENTE.

MY

.

MOVEMENTS),

ORTUNA
(NO
.

.

URBES AMPLISSIMAS
.
.

.

EVERTIT.

EXEMPTION

FROM

,

MY

.

INFLUENCE).

UGIO
. .
.

.

FUGE.
.

(BE GONE ABOUT YOUR I STAY FOR NO MAN).
. . .

BUSINESS.

.

5

A BOOK OF
INC VIVERE DISCE. .LI1 ILLINC DISCE MORI.
. .
.

H

.

(RISING

.

PORTENDS

.

SETTING).

H
(HAN
.

OMO
.

.

QUASI
.

.

UMBRA.
A
.

is

A

.

SHADE

OF

.

SHADOW).

11 ORA
(THE
.

FUGIT RAPIDE INVADIT INERMES,
.

.

.

LETHUMQ;
.

.

.

HOURS

.

GLIDE

,

SWIFTLY,
.

.

AND

.

THE

UNGUARDED

.

ARE

.

EASILY

SURPRIZED).

11 ORA
(EVERY
.

.

PARS
.

.

HOUR

SHORTENS
6

.

LIFE).

SUNDIAL MOTTOES.
ITA
(SUCH
. .

VITA.
.

is

.

LIFE'S

HALF

.

CIRCLE).

LABOR
(MY
.

.

IPSE VOLUPTAS
.

PAIN

.

is

.

YOUR

.

PLEASURE).

X
(THE
.

.

DEI,
TS
.

.

LUX
.

.

DIEI.
.

LAW OF
.

.

GOD

THE

BROAD

DAY-LIGHT).

_^

YOUR LIGHT. SO SHINE BEFORE MEN THAT THEY MAY SEE YOUR GOOD WORKS.
. .
.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

A BOOK OF

LENTE
(SET
.

.

SUSCIPE
.

.

CITO
.

.

PERFICE.
.

OUT

.

AT

LEISURE,

.

PROCEED

WITH

HASTE).

IVl ORA

.

TRAHIT
.

.

PERICULUM.
DANGER).

(DELAY

DRAGS

.

IN EMO
(THE
.

.

SINE
,

.

CRIMINE
.

.

VIVIT.
SHADES).

BRIGHTEST

DAY

HAS

.

ITS

.

N,L.
(OUT
.

DAT QUOD
.

.

NON
.

.

HABET.

OF

.

NOTHING

.

COMES

NOTHING).

8

SUNDIAL MOTTOES.
IN ON SEMPER ERUNT
. . .

SATURNALIA.

(TAKE

.

TIME

;

BY

.

THE

.

FORELOCK).

NON.
(WE
.

NOBIS
NOT
.

.

NATI
.

.

SUMUS.

ARE

.

MADE

FOR

.

OURSELVES).

IN ON

.

SINE
.

.

LUMINE.

(WE

SHINE).

IN OSCE
(LOOK
.

.

TEIPSUM.
THY
.

INTO

.

SELF).

9

A BOOK OF
IN ULLA
(EVERY
.
.

DIES
.

.

SINE
ITS
.

.

LINEA:

DAY

HAS

.

BOUNDS).

WM NEM

CREDE DIEM SUPREMUM.
. . .

.

TIBI

.

DILUXISSE

(BELIEVE

EVERY

.

DAY

.

TO

.

BE

.

THY

.

LAST).

V^MNIA FALCE METIT TEMPUS.
.

.

.

(THE

.

SCYTHE

.

OF

.

TIME

.

CARRIES

.

A

.

KEEN

.

EDGE).

1 EREUNT & IMPUTANTUR.
. .

(THE

.

HOURS

.

VANISH,

.

YET

.

ARE

.

ON

.

RECORD).

10

SUNDIAL MOTTOES.
1 AX OPTIMA RERUM.
.
.

(LIGHT

.

is

.

THE

.

PARENT

.

OF

.

PEACE).

.**,*

I OST VOLUPTATEM
.

.

MISERICORDIA.
.

(PLEASURE

.

is

.

THE
.

UPON

PARENT OF PAIN NIGHT THE HEELS OF DAY).
. . ; .

.

TREADS

.

.

.

V^/ UALIS **^'
(PRAISE
.

.

VITA,
FAIR
.

.

FINIS
.

.

ITA.

A

.

DAY

AT

.

NIGHT).

vJuOD

.

TIBI
.

NE
(DO

FIERI FECERIS.
.

.

NON
.

.

VIS,

.

ALTERI

.

NOT

.

RENDER

.

EVIL

FOR

.

GOOD).

m

A BOOK OF

Q

UA

.

REDIT
.

.

NESCITIS
. .

.

HORAM,

(YE

KNOW NOT THE
.

HOUR).

V^UID CELERIUS TEMPORE?
.

.

(WHAT

.

is

.

SWIFTER

.

THAN

.

TIME

?)

OlC

.

VITA.
.

(LIFE'S

LOT).

OIG
(SO

.

TRANSIT
MARCHES
.

.

GLORIA
.

.

MUNDI.
.

.

THE
12

GOD

.

OF

DAY).

SUNDIAL MOTTOES.
OlNE LUMINE
.
.

INANE.
.

(DARKNESS

.

PRECEDES

DAY).

OlC PRETERIT
.

.

,TAS.

(LIFE

.

is

.

WINGED).

1 EMPUS AD LUCEM
. .

.

DUCIT
.

.

VERITATEM,

(TIME

.

BRINGS

.

TRUTH

TO

.

LIGHT).

.

EMPUS
(TIME
.

.

OBIT,
.

.

MORS
.

.

VENIT.

DIES,

DEATH
13

REIGNS).

A BOOK OF
1 EMPUS
(TIME
.

.

FUGIT.

HASTES).

1 EMPUS
(TIME
.

.

VIT^E
.

.

MONITOR.

is

.

LIFE'S

REMEMBRANCER).

1 ENERE NON
.

.

POTES
.

.

NEC
.

.

PERDERE.
.

(YOU

.

CANNOT

.

KEEP

IT,

.

NOR

LOSE

IT).

LJM1 iBRA
(THE
.

.

DEI.
.

WORKMANSHIP

.

OF

.

THE

GREAT

.

ARCHITECT).

14

SUNDIAL MOTTOES.

Ur.
(SHADE

UMBRA
.

.

SIC
.

.

VITA.

is

.

LIFE'S

PATTERN).

V ENIO
(l
.

.

UT

.

STEAL

.

UPON

.

YOU)

V IGILATE
(WATCH
.

.

&
.

.

ORATE,
.

.

TEMPUS
.

.

FUGIT.

AND

PRAY,

TIME

HASTES

.

AWAY).

V

IA

.

(LIFE'S

.

ROAD).

15

A BOOK OF

V ITA

.

NOSTRA
(LIFE
.

.

EST
.

.

INSTAR
.

.

COMCEDLE.

OFTEN

CHANGES

SCENES).

v

ERITAS
.

.

TEMPORIS
FATHER
.

.

FILIA.

(TIME

THE

.

OF

.

TRUTH).

W

ELCOME
IN

.

CHAPMAN.

*ON A DIAL

A MARKET PLACE.

16

SUNDIAL MOTTOES.

L

rET

I'LL

.

OTHERS TELL OF STORMS AND SHOWERS, ONLY COUNT YOUR SUNNY HOURS.
.
.

.

.

,

.

.

.

.

(THE MOTTO CHOSEN BY QUEEN ALEXANDRA FOR THE SUNDIAL, AT SANDRINGHAM).

17

A BOOK OF
LJ NITED IN TIME, PARTED IN TIME, TO BE REUNITED, WHEN TIME SHALL E NO MORE.
.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

(IN

THE KING'S GARDEN, HOLYROOD, ON THE DIAL PRESENTI BY CHARLES I. TO QUEEN HENRIETTA MARIA).

SO AS

.

.

AND TIME HOURES PASSET AWAYE. DOETH THE LIFE OF MAN DECAY: TIME CAN BE REDEEMED WITH N
.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

COST,

BESTOW

.

IT
.

.

WELL AND
.

.

LET

.

NO

.

HOUR

BE

LOST.
(ON A RING DIAL).

.

RA1 JSISEUNT
(THY
.

.

DIES
.

.

TUI.

DAYS

.

ARE
18

PASSING).

SUNDIAL MOTTOES.

To.
.

NO

.

ONE

.

IS

.

GIVEN

.

RIGHT
.

.

OF

DELAY,

NOTED IN HEAVEN PASSETH EACH DAY; BE THOU NOT FRUITLESS, WORK WHILE YE MAY, TRIFLING WERE BOOTLESS, WATCH THOU AND PRAY.
. . . . . .
. .

.

.

.

.

.

.

1 HESE SHADES SO FLEET
.
.

.

FROM DAY TO DAY. AND SO THIS LIFE
. . .

.

.

.

PASSETH

.

AWAIE.

VT.
(AS
.

HORA PRAETERITA
.

.

SIC
.

.

FUGIT
.

.

VITA.

THE

.

HOUR

.

THAT

.

IS

.

PAST,

SO

LIFE

.

FLIES).

19

A BOOK OF
J\S SHADOWE
. .

SO

.

MAN

.

SPEBDETH.

1

1MB
.

.

TIDE

DOTH WAIST THEREFORE MAKE HASTE
.

WE

.

SHALL.

UT.
(AS
.

HORA

.

PUGIT
.

.

VITA.

AN .HOUR

LIFE

.

FLIES).

Y OU

.

MAY

.

WASTE

.

BUT

.

CANNOT

.

STOI

ME.
(ON AN OLD CHURCH AT TUNBRIDGE WELLS).

SUNDIAL MOTTOES.

As.

THE

.

SUNE

.

RUNS

.

SO

.

DEATH

COMES.

SO

.

TIME AND HOURS PASSETH AWAY DOUTH THE LIFE OP MAN DECAY.
.
.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

T
B RIGHT

RANSEUNT
.

.

ET
.

.

IMPUTANTUR.
.

(THEY

PASS

.

AND

ARE

RECKONED).

.

SOL
.

TIDE

AND LUNA DOTH HOLD.
.

.

.

TIME

.

AND

.

21

A BOOK OF

D ON

.

JOUR BON

.

SOIR.

As
SO
.

.

THESE HOURS DOTH DOTH THE LIFE OF
. .
.

.

PASS

.

AWAY,
DECAY.

.

.

.

MEN

.

MEMENTO

.

MORI.

A
.

.

DAY

.

MAY
.

THIS

THEE. RUIN HOUR. A.D. MDCCXXXII.
. .

.

IMPROVE

.

HOUR NOW SHOWN PERHAPS MAY BE THY LAST, REPENT AND PRAY BEFORE THAT HOUR BE PAST.
HE
. . .

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

22

SUNDIAL MOTTOES.
1
ON
HIS
. .

FOURFOLD
.

.

INDEX

.

OF
.

.

SWIFT

TIME

WHICH
ROUND,
.

YE
.

.

SHADOW
.

VEERETH
.

SHOULD
SINCE
.

MAN
.

EXCITE

TO

.

THEMES
.

SUB.

LIME.

NOU T

BUT

.

SHADOWS

HERE

ARE

FOUND.

B EHOLD
SEEK
. . .

.

NOW
(2
. .

.

IS
.

.

THE
2).

.

ACCEPTED
.

TIME.

COR.

vi.
.

.

YE THE LORD BE FOUND. (IsA.

WHILE
LV.
.

HE

.

MAY

.

6).

V IRTUE
.

.

JOIN

.

PRECIOUS

.

TIME.

&>jp'ty>

1 HUS ETERNITY APPROACHETH.
.

23

A BOOK OF
V_/ERTA
(A
.
.

RATIO.

SURE

.

RECKONING).

/VsPICE
(LOOK
.

.

IN
.

.

HORAM,
.

.

ET MEMENTO MORI,
. .

ON

THE

HOUR

.

AND

.

REMEMBER

.

DEATH).

1

RIFLE

.

NOT,

.

YOUR TIME'S
.

.

SHORT.

1

1MB

.

CAN
24

.

DO

.

MUCH.

SUNDIAL MOTTOES.
.

RAPIET
.

.

DIEM.
DAY
.

(TIME

.

WILL

.

HURRY

THE

.

AWAY).

V

ER

.

NON
.

.

SEMPER
.

.

VIRIT.

(SPRING

is

.

NOT

ALWAYS

.

GREEN).

1

1MB

.

IS

.

MORE

.

SACRED

.

THAN

.

GOLD.

.

CITO
.

.

PEDE
.

.

PRAETERIT.
.

(AGE

.

PASSES

WITH
25

SWIFT

FOOT).

A BOOK OF
1 HUS
.

THE
.

.

GLORY
AWAY.

.

OF

.

THE

.

WORLD

PASSES

T,1MB

.

AS
.

.

THE
IT
.

.

DIAL
.

.

TO
.

ALTHOUGH

BE

NOT

THE SUN. SHONE UPON.
. . .

,

CARPE
(WHILE
SEIZE
.

.

LOQUIMUR FUGERIT INVIDA ^ETAS, DIEM QUAM CREDULA NlINIME
.
.

.

,

.

.

POSTERO.
,

SPEAKING
.

.

so

.

ENVIOUS
.

.

TIME
.

.

HAS

.

FLOWN,

TO-DAY,

LITTLE

TRUST

.

THE

MORROW).

OUB
UNDER

.

SOLE
.

.

VANITAS.
.

THE

.

SUN

VANITY). 7

26

SUNDIAL MOTTOES.
I OST TENEBRAS SPERO LUCEM.
.
.

.

(AFTER

.

DARKNESS

.

HOPE

.

FOR

.

LIGHT).

L/HEURE
(THE
.

.

PASSE,
.

.

L'AMITIE
,

.

RESTE.

HOUR

PASSES,

.

FRIENDSHIP

STAYS).

.

L'HEURE
.

.

DE

.

BIEN
.

.

FAIRE.

(THIS

IS

.

THY

.

FORTUNATE

HOUR).

M,A. VITA
VITA
.

.

E
.

.

E
.

IL DIG.
. .

.

SOLE:
.

.

DELI/UM
. .

.

LA

SENZA ESSO
SON'
.

E

L'UM,

QUAL SENZA

SOL

IO.

(MONASTERY NEAR FLORENCE).
27

A BOOK OF
OILENS
(THOUGH
.
.

LOQUOR.
.

SILENT,

i

.

SPEAK).

M
(UNTO

ICAT
.

.

IN

.

TENEBRIS
.

:

LUX
.

.

JUSTORUM.
LIGHT
.

THE

.

UPRIGHT

THERE

.

ARISETH

IN

.

THE

DARKNESS),

OINE SOLE
.

.

SILEO.
.

(WITHOUT

.

SUN

.

i

.

KEEP

SILENCE).

I HE
.

.

HOUR
.

.

THOU
.

.

READEST
.

.

NOW ON
. .
.

ME.

WILL NEVER MORE BE OFFERED THEE; THOU TAK'ST HEED WISE IP THOU WILT BE.
. . .

.

.

28

SUNDIAL MOTTOES.

To. MORROW'S

.

HOURS

.

MAY

.

BE

.

LESS

FORTUNATE.

UT

;

FILII
.

.

LUCIS
.

.

INCEDITE.
.

(WALK

AS

.

CHILDREN

OP

LIGHT).

OlNE UMBRA
.

.

NIHIL.

(WITHOUT

.

SHADOW

.

NOTHING).

1

.

SEEK

.

MY

.

LIGHT
29

.

FROM

.

GOD.

A BOOK OF

OH. EARLY
WISE,
.

.

PASSENGER,
.
,

.

LOOK
.

.

UP,
.

.

BE

AND THINK HOW NIGHT EVER FLIES.
. .

AND

DAY

TIME

i
'TIS

IME'S
.
.

.

A

.

HAND'S
.

.

BREADTH;
.

.

'TIS

.A

TALE;

A VESSEL UNDER SAIL; AN EAGLE IN ITS WAY, 'TIS DARTING DOWN UPON ITS PREY; AN ARROW IN ITS FLIGHT, 'TIS MOCKING THE PURSUING SIGHT.
.

.

,

.

.

.

.

-.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

DEUS
SOL
.
. .

.

VISIBILIS

DEUS
(THE
.

.

INVISIBILIS.
. .

GOD

.

SUN is THY VISIBLE THE INVISIBLE SUN).
.
.

GOD,

30

SUNDIAL MOTTOES.
1N
(IN
.

LUCE
THY
.

.

TUA
.

.

FRUAMUR
.

.

LUCE.

.

LIGHT

SHALL

WE

.

SEE

.

LIGHT).

I LL
IN
.

.

LIVE
CRY,
.

.

TO-MORROW,
. .

.

YOU
.

.

DELAYING

WHAT FAR COUNTRY DOES TO-MORROW
LIE?

1 HE

.

LEARNED

.

LINE

.

SHOWETH

.

THE

CITY'S CITY'

HOUR.
(ON A SUNDIAL IN MILAN).

L,UX

HUJUS HOKUM.
. .

.

SOLIS
WILL
31

.

VOBIS

.

INDICABIT

(THIS

SUN'S

.

LIGHT

.

.

SHOW THE
.

.

HOUR).

A BOOK OF

OLD.
THIS
.

FATHER NONE;
.

.

TIME
HERE,

.

STANDS STILL FOR
.
.

MOMENT
GONE;

.

THE

,

NEXT
HIM
. .

.

HE'S

AND

.

THOUGH
SO
.

.

YOU
.

;

SPEAK
.

.

NE'ER

KIND,
.

HE
IF,

.

NEVER
THEN,
BE,
. .

LAGS

ONE
TIME
.

.

WITH

.

.

STEP BEHIND; YOU'D FORWARD
.

YOU

E'EN

.

MUST

.

RUN AS

.

FAST

.

AS

.

HE.

.

HE

.

DAY

.

IS

.

THINE.

U NAM
(FEAR
.

.

TIME.
.

ONE
32

HOUR).

SUNDIAL MOTTOES.

UNA.

HARUM

.

VIT^:

.

HORARUM

ERIT

ULTIMA;

A
T, ME
.

BSQUE

.

SOLE,
.

.

ABSgUE
.

.

USU,
I

(WITHOUT

SUN,

.

WITHOUT

USE).

WASTED
.

.

IS

.

EXISTENCE,

.

USED

IS

LIFE.

.

HAT. SOLAR SHADOW, AS
.

.

.

IT

.

MEASURES

LIFE,
IT
.

LIFE

.

RESEMBLES

.

TOO.
D

33

A BOOK OF

As. A

.

SHADOW SUCH
.

.

IS

.

LIFE.

u

LTIMA
.

.

DECIDET.
DECIDES).

(THE

LAST

.

(AT VENTIMIGLIA).

A
AN
.

SPAN
INQH
. .

.

IS

.

ALL
.

.

THAT
.

.

WE

.

CAN

BOAST,

MAN
IN

.

.

OR SO OF TIME: BUT VANITY AND DUST ALL HIS FLOWER AND PRIME.
;

IS

.

.

.

.

,

.

.

',

34

SUNDIAL MOTTOES.
JDE
.

THANKFUL,

.

WATCH,

;

PRAY,

.

WORK,

/\SPICE
(LOOK
.

.

ME.
ME).

UPON

.

As. THE

.

SHADE
1

.

IS,

.

SO

.

IS

.

LIFE.

A

LUMINE
(MOVED
.

.

MOTUS.

BY
35

.

LIGHT).

A BOOK OF

OHADOW
YET
.

AND SUN so TOO OUR LIVES ARE MADE THINK HOW GREAT THE SUN, HOW SMALL THE SHADE.
. .
.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

BLAME TIME, WHILE IT IVl EN DO THEY SPEND UNTO NO PURPOSE, OR TO A BAD END.
. .
. .

.

.

.

.

.

.

;

.

.

1 HERE

.

IS

.

A SEASON
.

.

FOR EVERYTHING.
.

OOL
(THE (
.

.

TEMPORA
.

.

DIVEDIT
.

.

SUN

DIVIDES

.

THE
36

SEASONS

.

OF

.

TIME).

SUNDIAL MOTTOES.
/VsPICE
(GAZE
. .

ET
PASS

.

ABI.
ON).

AND

.

.

1 IME'S GLASS AND SCYTHE THY LIFE AND DEATH DECLARE. SPEND WELL THY TIME AND FOR THY DEATH PREPARE.
.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

1 HE
.

.

GAY
.

.

WHO WOULD
.

.

BE

.

COUNTED
.

WISE,

THINK ALL

DELIGHT
. .

.

IN

.

PASTIME
.

LIES.
.

THEY WHAT THE WISE CONDEMN, WHILST THEY PASS TIME, TIME PASSES

NOR

.

HEED
.

.

.

.

.

THEM.
37

A BOOK OF
OENZA
SENZA
.

PALAR PALESO
.
.

.

.

DA TUTTI SON INTESO. FAR RUMOR L'ORA.
. . . . . ,

(WITHOUT

SPEAKING

i

.

AM

.

WITHOUT

.

A

.

NOISE

.

I

.

REVEAL

UNDERSTOOD BY THE HOUR).
.
.

.

ALL.

.

iT

.

IS

;

LATER

.

THAN

.

YOU

.

THINK.

.BAD R,

.

ON

.

THIS
. .

.

DIAL
.

.

HOW
.

.

THE

SHADOWS
MY
. .

DEVOUR

SHORT-LIVED WINTER'S DAY. EATS UP HOUR ALAS! THE TOTAL'S BUT FROM TO FOUR.
. .
.

HOUR
EIGHT

.

.

.

.

38

SUNDIAL MOTTOES.

V OS
(YE
.

.

ESTIS
.

.

LUX
.

.

MUNDI,
.

ARE

.

THE

LIGHT

OF

.

THE

WORLD).

M
.

AKE THE PASSING THY WILL.
. .

.

SHADOW SERVE
.

.

BY THE DIAL'S SHADY STEALTH MAYST KNOW THIEVISH PROGRESS TO ETERTIME'S
HOI >U
.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

NITY.
(SHAKESPEARE'S SONNET LXXVII.)
39

A BOOK OF
OENZA
E
. .

PUR
AND
.

.

L'UMBRA L'UMBRA
.

.

NON
E
.

.

.

;

MIO
.

DILETTO, DIFETTO.
.
.

(WITHOUT YET

A A

.

.

.

SHADOW SHADOW

i

PLEASE
.

NOT,

.

IS

MY

.

DEFECT).

IN
HIS

.

HIS

.

OWN
. .

.

IMAGE
.

.

THE
.

.

CREATOR

MADE,
.

OWN
.

PURE SUNBEAM THEE O MAN
! . .
.

QUICKENED
.

THOU
THE
.

THY DIAL! BREATHING SINCE NAME BEGAN PRESENT HOUR WAS EVER MARKED BY SHADE.
. .
.

.

.

I

.

NOTE

.

THE

.

TIME
40

.

THAT

.

YOU

.

WASTE.

SUNDIAL MOTTOES.

V HEN
.
.

.

THOU
.

.

DOST
.

.

LOOK
. .

.

UPON

.

MY
ITS

FACE,
FO LEARN HOW IINK
.

THE TIME OF MY SHADOW
. . .

DAY,

.

KEEPS

.

PACE,

LIFE FLIES AWAY. MORTAL, THIS ADVICE FROM ME VND SO RESOLVE TO SPEND ON LIFE [Y EARTH, THAT HEAVEN
VS
.
.

THY
.
.

KE,
.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

SHALL
[Y
.

.

BE
.

HOME,

.

WHEN

TIME

.

SHALL

.

END.

(IN

COUNTY KERRY, IRELAND).

IN OW

.

IS

.

YESTERDAY'S

.

TO-MORROW.

W
'HEN

HILST
.

.

PHGEBUS
.

VIEW

MY

.

ON ME SHINES, SHADE AND LINES.
.

.

.

.

41

A BOOK OF
_^IFE' 5'S
. .

BUT
. .

.

A

.

SHADOW

MAN'S BUT DUST; THIS DIALL SAYS DY ALL WE MUST.
.
.

.

.

I O VADE E VENGO OGNI GIORNO MA TU ANDRAI SENZA RITORNO.
. .
.

.

.

.

.

.

.

(l

.

GO
.

BUT

AND COME EVERY DAY, THOU SHALT GO WITHOUT
.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

RETURNING).

(IN

A RIVIERA GARDEN).

IN
(IN
.

.

CCELO
.

.

QUIES.
.

HEAVEN
42

is

REST).

SUNDIAL MOTTOES.
V^/UI
.

LABORAT
.

.

ORAT.

(WHO
(IN

WORKS

.

PRAYS).

LAYLAND CHURCHYARD, LANCASHIRE).

1 RAN SIT UMBRA, LUX PERMANET.
.
.

.

(SHADOW

.

PASSES

.

LIGHT

.

STAYS).

A
.

MOMENT MARK
SPACE
. .

.

HOW
. .

.

SMALL
.

.

A

YET OF
(AT

THE DIAL SHOWS UPON THE FACE; WASTE BUT ONE AND YOU SEE HOW GREAT MOMENT IT CAN BE.
. .
. .

.

.

.

.

.

.

OXFORD ON A DIAL BEARING THE ARMS OF THE EARL OF
WHARTON, 1691
43
1702).

A BOOK OF

W

HAT THOU
.

.

SEEKEST

.

IS

.

A

.

SHADOW.

p EREUNT
(THEY
.

.

ET
AND
.

.

IMPUTANTUR.
.

PASS

.

ARE

RECKONED).

1

.

STAND

.

ON

.

EARTH.

1 EMPORA
(TIME
.

LABUNTUR QILE PEREUNT ET IMPUTANTUR.
.
.

.

NOB1S
AND

.

.

GLIDES

.

BY,

.

WHICH

.

PERISHES

.

FOR

.

us

.

.

is

RECKONED).
(AT ADLINGTON).

44

SUNDIAL MOTTOES.
THE IVl ARK GOOD OR
.

.

MOMENTS
ILL.
PRIORY).

.

TROD

.

FOR

.

.

(ON

WARWICK

OB
(IF
.

.

IL
.

.

SOLE
MI
.
.

:

SI

.

VEDE

NESSUN
. .

CREDE.
.

THE SUN SHINES NONE WILL BELIEVE
.

NOT
.

.

IN

ME).

OE
(IF

.

NON
MIA
.

.

.

RILUCE GUARDA.
.

.

IL

.

SOLE,

.

NESSUM
.

NO

.

SUN

SHINES,

.

NO

.

ONE

.

LOOKS

.

AT

ME).

IV EDEEM

.

YE

.

TIME.

45

A BOOK OF

A

.FTER

.

DARKNESS,

.

THE

.

LIGHT.

lCUT
(AS
.

.

UMBRA.

A

.

SHADOW).

i 'M

.

GOING WHERE TIME FOLLOWS NOT WHERE IS ETERNITY.
. . .

.

.

V,IVERE
COGITA
(LEARN THINK
.
.
.

DISCE. MORI.
. .

HOW HOW
46

TO
.

.

LIVE

.

TO

DIE).

SUNDIAL MOTTOES.
OIC
.

VITA
.

.

TRANSIT,
.

(so

PASSES

LIFE).

OlC FORTUNA
.

.

VOLUTAT.

(SO

.

FORTUNE

.

TURNETH).

WE
T,HE
DOST
, .

MAY

.

NOT

.

STAY.

SILENT
.

.

SHADOW
47

.

SPEAKS.

THOU

HEED?

A BOOK OF
OOLAREM
(THE
.
.

SIGNAT
.

.

LINEA
.

.

PICTA
.

.

VIAM.

PAINTED

LINE

.

MARKS

THE

SUN'S

.

PATH),

V IVITE,
(" LIVE
.

.

AIT,
.

.

FUGIO.
.

YE

"
.

IT

SAYS

:

"

I

.

FLY

").

OINCE
AND
.

EVERY ONE HATH, EVERY ONE, ONE SHADE, BUT CAN EVERY YOU, ONE,
. .

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

SHADOW LEND.
.

(SHAKESPEARE'S SONNET

LIII.)

e3* 5*'5*
(

1

1MB

.

IS

.

THE

.

MONITOR
48

.

OF

.

LIFE.

SUNDIAL MOTTOES.
.

SOL
.

.

DEFICIET
.

.

NEMO
ONE
.

.

NE
.

.

ASPICIET.
.

(IP

.

THE

SUN

PAILS,

.

NO

.

WILL

LOOK

ON

.

MB).

Jll/

HEU
(SO

.

FUGACES
THE
.

.

LABUNTUR
.

.

ANNI.
Horace.

.

FLEETING

YEARS

.

GO

.

BY).

V IVENS
(HE
.

.

MORTALIS.
.

THAT

.

LIVES

is

.

MORTAL).

ALLEZ
(PASS
.

.

vous.

ON).

49

A BOOK OF
TER
.

ENIM JUSTORUM SIMILE EST LUCI LUCERE: PERGENTI SPLENDID^, ADEO UT CORUM QUISQUE SIT
.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

STABILIS
(THE
.

.

DIE.
.

PATH
.

.

OF
.

.

THE

JUST

.

is

.

AS
.

LIGHT,

THAT

SHINETH

.

MORE
.

.

AND

THE SHINING MORE UNTO THE
.

.

.

.

PERFECT

DAY).

HADOW AND
.

.

SHINE

.

is

.

LIFE.

(TENNYSON'S

"

GRANDMOTHER

").

JL/IFE

.

IS

.

A

.

VAIN

.

SHADOW.

HORT THE WORK.
.

.

DAY

.

AND

.

GREAT

.

THE

50

SUNDIAL MOTTOES.
THE LITTLE DAY-STAR MOVING LIFE AND TIME ARE WORTH IMPROVING! THE MOMENTS, WHILE THEY SEIZE STAY: SEIZE AND USE THEM
. . .

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

LEST

AND

.

YOU LOSE THEM LAMENT THE WASTED
. .
. .

.

.

DAY.

AND SLACK DETHE COMETH AND WARNETH TYME PASSETH AND SPEKETH
.

.MENDE A,
.

TO-DAY
.
.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

NOT, NOT, NOT.

UT.
(AS
.

VITA
.

.

FINIS
.

.

ITA.
.

LIFE

IS

.

SO

IS

.

ITS

END).

(ON

THE TOWER OF CHELSEA OLD CHURCH).
51

A BOOK OF
IJ EGONE
.

ABOUT

.

YOUR

.

BUSINESS.

1

IME
.

TIME TIME
TIME
.

.

IS THOU CANST PAST; RECALL: IS, WOU HAST; EMPLOY THE PORTION SMALL: FUTURE IS NOT; AND MAY NEVER BE: PRESENT IS THE ONLY TIME FOR THEE.
.

WAS,
.

.

.

.

.

NOT

IT

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

W
IV ESPICITIE,
(MARK
. .

ATCH

.

AND

.

PRAY.

NON
.

.

MIHI
.

.

SOLE
.

.

LABORAVI.
.

YE,

.

NOT

,

FOR

MYSELF
52

ONLY

HAVE

i

.

TOILED).

SUNDIAL MOTTOES.
1
IME
. .

FLIES.
.

.

LINES

.

RISE

.

AND

SHADOWS
LET LOVE
IT
.

FALL.
.

PASS REIGNS
.

.

BY.

.

FOR

EVER

.

OVER

.

ALL.

1 WAKEN WITH THE RISING SUN, AND SLEEP WHEN HIS LONG COURSE
.
.
.

,

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

IS

RUN.

J\
I,
.

.

CLOCK
.

.

THE
.

.

TIME
.

.

MAY

.

WRONGLY
.

TELL; NEVER, IF

THE

SUN

.

SHINES

WELL.

WE 'ARE HADOWS SHADOWS DEPART.
.
.

.

AND

.

LIKE

.

53

A BOOK OF
VVMNIA PERT
. .

^ETAS,

(TIME

.

BRINGS

.

ALL

.

THINGS).

U

AMNOSA
.

.

QUID
.

.

NON
.

.

IMMINUIT
.

.

DIES?
?)

(WHAT

is

.

THERE

WASTING

TIME

DOES

.

NOT

.

IMPAIR

From
(ON A SUNDIAL IN A VENETIAN GARDEN).

Horace.

1 HE UTMOST FOR THE
.
. .

.

HIGHEST.
R.A.,

(THE MOTTO ON THE SUNDIAL BELONGING TO o. F. WATTS, AT HIS RESIDENCE, LIMNERSLEASE, COMPTON).

L IVE

.

TO-DAY.

54

SUNDIAL MOTTOES.
1 HY
.

DIAL

.

.

.

PRECIOUS

.

WILL SHOW HOW MINUTES WASTE.
.
.

.

THY

.

(SHAKESPEARE'S SONNET LXXVII.)

ADAM
(l
,

.

ET
GO
.

.

REVERTAR.
.

SHALL

.

AND

RETURN).

I NDUCE
(TAKE
.

.

ANIMUM
THYSELF
.

.

SAPIENTEM.
WISE
.

TO

.

A

.

WORD).

OOL
(THE
.

.

REGIT
SUN
.

.

OMNIA.
.

RULES

ALL).

55

A BOOK OF
-^/E, ARN :
.

TO

.

VALUE

.

YOUR

.

TIME.

ONE

.

CAN

.

CALL

.

AGAIN

.

THE

.

PASSED

TIME;

OHININ G SPOT FOR EVER SHINING BRIGHTEST. HOURS HAVE NO ABIDING. USE THY GOLDEN MOMENTS WELL. LIFE IS WASTING
.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

DEATH

.

DEATH CONSIGNS
.

IS
.

.

HASTING.
.

TO

HEAVEN

.

OR

.

HELL.

V IVE
(LIVE
.

.

MEMOR

.

LETHI,
DEATH,
.

.

FUGIT
.

.

HORA.
PLIES).

REMEMBERING

.

THE

HOUR

.

56

SUNDIAL MOTTOES.

OOL
(THE
.

GLORIA
is
.

.

MUNDI.
.

SUN

.

THE

.

WORLD'S

GLORY).

i NIMICUM
(WHEREFORE
.

QUARE FACIEM TUAM ABSCONDAS, ET REPUTES ME.
.

TIBI?

.

.

.

.

.

.

HIDEST

.

THOU

.

MB THINE
.

.

THY FACE ENEMY ?)
.

.

AND

.

HOLDEST

V ENI,
(COMB,
.

.

VIDE,
.

.

VALE.

SEE,

FAREWELL).

VERY

.

DAY

.

BRINGS
57

.

LIFE

.

NEARER.

A BOOK OF
YOUR SUBSTANCE, YOU MADE, THAT MILLIONS OF STRANGE ON YOU TEND?
HAT ARE
. .

W

IS
.

.

.

.

WHEREOF
SHADOWS

.

.

.

.

.

.

(SHAKESPEARE'S

.

SONNET

.

LIII).

OlC

.

LABITUR
.

.

AETAS.
.

(THUS

SLIPS

.

LIFE

AWAY).

OUB

.

UMBRA QUIESCUNT.
.
.

(UNDER

SHADOW THEY
.

.

REST).

OUB
(UNDER
.

.

LUCE
LIGHT
.

.

GAUDENT.
.

THEY

REJOICE),

58

SUNDIAL MOTTOES.

UT.
(WALK

FILII
.

.

LUCIS
.

.

INCEDITE.
.

AS

.

CHILDREN

OF

LIGHT).

V
OM NES
(YE
. .

OLAT
(TIME
.

.

TEMPUS.

TURNS).

VOS
.
.

.

FILII
.

.

LUCIS
.
:

.

ESTIS,
.

.

AC

FILII

DIEI:

NOCTIS,
ARE
.

NON SUMUS NEQUE TENEBRARUM.
' . ; .
.

FILII

CHILDREN

.

THE CHILDREN OF LIGHT, DAY WE ARE NOT OF THE NIGHT, NOR THE DARKNESS).
ALL
. . ;
.

AND
OF

.

THE THE

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

I USTUM
(JUST
.

.

ET
.

.

AND
59

FAIR).

A BOOK OF

R

ETAIN

.

YOUR
.

.

LOYALTY,

.

PRESERVE

YOUR

RIGHTS.

JL/IES

.

AD
.

.

DIEM
.

.

EURETAT
,

.

SERMONEM.

(DAY

UNTO

DAY

UTTERETH

.

SPEECH).

OAPIENTIS
(IT
.

.

EST
.

.

NUMERARE.
.

IS

.

THE

.

WISE

WHO

NUMBER).

W

ELL ARRANGED SUREST SIGN
.

.

TIME

.

IS

.

THE

.

.

OP

.

A

.

WELL

ARRANGED

.

MIND.
60

SUNDIAL MOTTOES.
JllrRIT
.

NOMEN
.
.

.

EJUS

.

IN

.

SECULUM,
HIS
. .

DURANTE
(HIS
.

SOLE.
ENDURE
.

NAME
.

SHALL
.

.

.

FOR

.

EVER,
.

.

NAMB

SHALL

BE

CONTINUED

AS

.

LONG

AS

.

THE

SUN).

V^/'EST
(THIS
.

.

L'

'HEURE
.

.

DE
,

.

BOIRE.

IS

.

THE

HOUR

.

FOR

DRINKING).

(ON AN INN AT LILBOURNE).

AH. WHAT
HOW
DAY
.

.

IS

.

HUMAN
.

.

LIFE!
.
.

.

YET

.

TARDY MOVING SHADE: BY AFTER DAY US GLIDES UNPERCEIVED, SOON MAN'S LIFE IS UP AND WE ARE GONE.
LIKE
.

THE
.

DIAL'S
.

.

.

.

,

.

.

.

.

.

61

A BOOK OF

D

BUS
.

.

ADEST
.

.

LABORANTIBUS.
.

(GOD

STANDS

BY

THE

.

WORKER).

-LoOSE

.

NO

.

TIME.

D

IALL

(LOQ.)

PASS,

(RESP.)

PASSINGER STAIE, TELL ME MY NAME, THY NATVRE. THY NAME IS DIE ALL. AM A MORTALL
.
. .
.

.

.

.

.

I

.

.

.

DIALL

(LOQ.)

CREATVRE. SINCE MY NAME
.

.

AND

.

THY
.
.

.

NATVRE
. .

SO

AGREE,
.

THINK

ON THY SELFE WHEN THOU LOOKST VPON ME.
. .

62

SUNDIAL MOTTOES.

L

VIIS
(THE
.

.

TUIS
.

i

RESPLENDEBIT
SHINE
.

.

LUX,

LIGHT

SHALL

.

UPON

.

THY

.

WAYS).

WLD

.

TIME

.

IS

.

STILL

.

A-FLYING.
Herrick.

A

NNON

PAULISPER CESSABIT ? CES!
.

.

DIEBUS
FEW

.

MEIS

(ARE

.

NOT

.

MY

.

DAYS

.

?)

1 EMPUS ACCEPTUM.
.

(NOW

.

IS

.

THE

.

ACCEPTED
63

.

TIME).

A BOOK OF

U TERE
(EMPLOY
.

.

NON
.

.

NUMERA.
.

THEM,

COUNT

THEM

.

NOT).

V
(LIVE

IVI

BREV'ORE, GLI OCCHI.
. . .

.

INDI

.

A

.

SERRAR
EVER

.

VAI

.

YOUR

BRIEF

.

HOUR THEN YOUR EYES).
.

.

FOR

,

.

CLOSE

.

i

IPSE

.

MUTAT
.

.

TEMPO RA
.

.

ET

TEMPESTATES.
(HE
.

CHANGETH

.

THE

TIMES

.

AND

THE

.

SEASONS).

W

AIT

.

NOT

.

FOR
64

.

TO-MORROW.

SUNDIAL MOTTOES.
VyMNIBUS
(THE
.

.

LUCET.
.

LIGHT

.

SHINES

FOR

.

ALL).

V_J NLY

OF

DO

.

I

.

ABIDE IN THE LIGHT HEAVEN FULFIL THE WILL OF MY MAKER.
.

AS
.

.

i

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

1 HE

.

SHADOW OF THE
.

.

ETERNAL.

IN
(IN
.

.

HORA
THE
.

.

NULLA
.

.

MORA.
DELAY).

HOUR

IS

.

NO

.

65

A BOOK OF
IN
.

GOD'S

.

GOOD

.

TIME.

o

PPOSTO
.

PENSI
THINK

DI
.

.

DI TE.
.
.

.

ME

(THINK
.

NOT
OF
.

OF

.

ME

THYSELF).

JU lSCE

.

DIES
.

.

NUMERARE
.

.

TUOS.

(LEARN

TO

.

NUMBER

THY

.

DAYS).

W

ITH

.

MY

.

SHADOW
66

.

MOVES

.

TH1

WORLD.

SUNDIAL MOTTOES.

Y,ESTERDAY'S
TO-MORROW
.

.

NEVER

GONE, TO-DAY IS HERE, MAY APPEAR.
.

.

.

.

.

OUR.
THE

LIFE'S
.

.

A
.

.

FLYING

.

SHADOW, GOD'S
. .

THE POLE, DEATH THE HORIZON,
.

WHERE
.

.

OUR
.

SUN
.

.

IS
.

.

SET;
.

INDEX, SOUL,
.

POINTING
;

AT

HIM,
.

.

IS

OUR
.

AND

WILL THROUGH RESURRECTION GET.
.

CHRIST

A

(MILTON CHURCH, BERKS.)

1 HEY

.

(THE
.

.

HOURS)
.

.

PERISH

.

AND

.

ARE

NOT

THOUGHT
67

OF.

A BOOK OF
1 ER
(FOR
. .

I

.

FELICI

.

UGUALMENTE
THE
.

ED LE
.
.

.

I

.

TRISTI ORE.
.
.

.

SEGNO
.

HAPPY

.

AND

.

THE

SAD

I

.

MARK

.

THE

HOURS

ALIKE).

IN

IL
.

.

SINE
.

.

NOBIS.
.

(NOTHING

EXISTS

WITHOUT

us).

.

SILENT
. .

.

I

.

STAND MID YE
.

.

.

FLOWERS
.

I

.

RECKON
.

ALL
. .

.

YE
.

.

PASSING
. . .

.

GAZER,

WHO LOOKEST ON ME
OF
LIFE

HOURS, NOW,
.

THE

HOURS THOU?

DOST

RECKON

T

HE

.

HOURS

.

FLY

.

FAST

.

ON

.

WINGS

.

OF

LIGHT.
68

SUNDIAL MOTTOES.
WHICH

N

OISELESS
.

.

FALLS
.

ONLY

THE FOOT OF TIME TREADS ON FLOWERS.
.
.
.

.

.

.

IN ON
(l
.

.

REDIBO.
.

SHALL

.

NOT

RETURN).

BE
NOR
.

.

WATCHFUL THOU, AWAY AMAIN, THE HOUR CAN
. . . .

.

TIME
THAT'S

.

POSTS
.

.

PAST

RETURN

.

AGAIN.

IN ON TARDUM
.

.

OPPERIOR.
DO
.

(NOT

.

FOR

.

THE

.

SLOW

.

I

.

TARRY).

A BOOK OF
IN OS EXIGUUM TEMPUS
.

.

.

HABEMUS,
.

.

SED

MULTUM
(A
.

.

PERDIMUS.
HAVE
.

LITTLE

.

TIME

.

WE,

.

BUT

WASTE

.

MUCH).

IN OW OR WHEN
.

.

?

(BEVERLEY MINSTER).

.

TUA
LIGHT

.

VITA
MY
.

.

MEA.

(THY

.

.

LIFE).

INI OTHING

,

IS

.

TRUE
70

.

BUT

.

THE

.

LIGHT.

SUNDIAL MOTTOES.
IVlANEO
(i
. .

NEMINI.
.

WAIT

.

FOR

NONE).

H EN THOU DOST GAZE UPON MY FACE THINK THEN OF TIME, HOW SWIFT
. . . .

VV

.

.

.

.

.

.

HIS
.

.

PACE,
. . . . .

AND THAT WITH EVERY MOMENT FLOWN THY OPPORTUNITY IS GONE.
.

.

iVl EMOR
(REMEMBER

.

ESTO
.

.

BREVIS
.

.

AEVI

HOW

.

BRIEF

is

.

LIFE).

M

ISSPEND
71

.

NO

.

TIME.

A BOOK OF
L

HE

.

SHADOW
.

.

FLIES

.

AND

.

IT

.

IS

.

SEEN

NO

MORE.

HOURES ARE MADE OF SUN AND SHADE TAKE HEDE OF WHAT YOUR HOURES
Y
. .
.
. .

M

.

.

.

.

.

.

BE

.

MADE.

_^IFE

DOTH

.

AS FLY
.

.

THIS

.

SHADE
FADE.

.

AND

.

L

IFE

.

IS
.

.

IS

TO

SHORT, TIME BE DONE.
. . .

.

IS

.

SWIFT,

.

MUCH

72

SUNDIAL MOTTOES.
.

DEMONSTRAT
.

.

UMBRA.

(LIGHT

SHOWS

.

SHADOW).

.

DIEI,
.

.

LEX
.

.

DEI.
.

(THE

.

LIGHT

;

OP

DAY,

.

THE

LAW

OF

.

GOD).

I HE

.

CARELESS
.

.

LOOK
NOTE
.

.

AND
AS
.

.

DO
.

.

NOT

HEED,

THE

.

WISE

TAKE

.

.

ME

THEY

READ:

TEMPUS

FUGIT.

ET UMBRA VICISSIM AMOR.
. .
.

.

SED SEMPER
.

(LIGHT

.

AND

.

SHADOW

.

BY

.

TURNS

.

BUT

.

ALWAYS

.

LOVE).

73

A BOOK OF
THE HOURS, SO WEARS THE DAY, THESE MOMENTS MEASURE LIFE AWAY. WITH ALL ITS TRAINS OF HOPE AND
.

OO

GLIDES
. .

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

TILL
RISE

.

FEAR; SHIFTING LIGHT

.

SCENES

.

OF
.

.

SHADE
.

.

AND
SINK

.

TO
IN
.

.

THE ETERNAL ENDLESS NIGHT.
.

DAY,

OR

.

.

Dr. Watts.

.

SO

.

LIFE

TYME DOTH HASTE DOTH WASTE.
.

.

.

.

OUR. DAYS

.

DECLINE

.

LIKE

.

A

.

SHADOW.

VVUR

.

TIME'S
74

.

AT

.

HAND.

SUNDIAL MOTTOES.
.

SHINE NOT
.

.

FOR ONE
.

.

BUT

.

FOR

.

ALL.

iVl UNDI
(THE
.

.

OCULUS.
THE
.

EYE

.

OF

.

WORLD).

V^ MNIA
(ALL
.

.

SUNT
.

.

HOMINUM
MAN
.

.

PENDENTIA
A

FILO.
THE
.

THINGS

OF

.

HANG

.

UPON

.

.

THREAD)

1 HE

.

SHADOWES

.

FLOWN;
75

.

RETURN

.

NO

MORE.

A BOOK OF
IvST
(IT
.
.

HORA.
.

is

.

THE

HOUR).

A
(PRAY
.

.

NE
.

.

TE
LAST

.

ULTIME
HOUR
.

.

FALLAT.
.

LEST

THE

.

.

COME

UNAWARES).

V_yRBIS
(A
.

.

ET
.

.

UMBRA.
.

CIRCLE

.

AND

A

SHADOW).

.

SOL
.

.

ADORNATUR.
is
.

(THE

.

RISING

SUN

.

ADORNED).

76

SUNDIAL MOTTOES.

N OW

.

MAYEST THOU
.

.

LEARN

.

FROM THE
.

PAST.

o

BSERVE
PAST,
.

.

HOW
.

.

FAST
.

.

TIME
.

.

HURRIES
.

USE EACH WHILE IN HOUR, YOUR POWER FOR COMES THE SUN, BUT TIME FLIES
. .

THEN

.

.

.

.

.

ON,

PROCEEDING

.

EVER

.

RETURNING

.

NEVER.

SHADE AND SUNSHINE FOR EACH HOUR SEE HERE A MEASURE MADE: THEN WONDER NOT IF LIFE CONSIST OF SUNSHINE AND OF SHADE.
F
. . .
. .

o

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

77

A BOOK OF
T
.

DISCE,
.

.

AUT
.

.

DISCED.
GO).

(EITHER

LEARN

OR

.

SUN THROW, WHAT SHALL
.
.

1 HE

.

ON
.

.

ME
.

.

DOTH
.

.

SHADOW

THIS

DAY

THY

.

MORROW

SHOW?

/VFFLICTIS
(TIME
.

.

LENTAE.
.

is

.

SLOW

.

TO

.

THE

SORROWFUL).

.

TEMPS
(TIME
.

.

PASSE,
.

.

L'AMITIE
.

.

RESTE.

PASSES,

FRIENDSHIP

STAYS).

78

SUNDIAL MOTTOES.
VJTOD
.

GIVETH

.

ALL.

VJT IVE

THE

.

GOD THY HEART, THY HOPES, THY SERVICE, AND THY GOLD. DAY WEARS ON, AND TIME IS WAXING OLD.
. . .
.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

O

PPORTUNITY

AND

.

IS

.

HAS BALD
.

.

LOCKS

.

IN

.

FRONT

.

BEHIND.

LJ lES
(THY
.

.

SERENUS
BRIGHT
.

SERENUS. SIT ANIMUS.
. .

DAYS

.

BE
.

.

BRIGHT.
.

BE

THY

SPIRIT).

79

A BOOK OF
.

EST
.

.

LUMEN
.

.

LUMINIS.
.

(GOD

.

IS

THE

LIGHT

.

OF

LIGHT).

i

WISH
.

.

THE
.

.

SUN
.
. ;

.

WOULD
.

.

SHINE
.

.

ON

ALL MEN'S FRUITS AND AS WELL AS MINE.
(IN

FLOWERS

THE GARDEN OF BELCARRES,

FIFE).

i

.

GIVE
.

FOR

MEN WARNING HOW THE HOURS FLY, AND A MEN ARE SHADOWS SHADOW
. .
.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

I.

80

SUNDIAL MOTTOES.

MY.
OF
.

HOURS ARE SUMMED IN SHINE AND SHADE JOY AND ARE SADNESS MAN'S
. . . .

.

;

.

.

.

.

MADE.

H OW
HOW
.

.

LONG
.

.

IS

.

TIME
.

?

.

ASK
.

.

THOU
ASK
.

.

OF
OF

HIV
ORA,
.

ME; FLEET THEE.

IS

TIME?

I

.

DIES,
.

MANET
.

ET VITA UNICA VIRTUS.
. , .

.

FUGUINT;
VIRTUE

(THE

.

HOUR,

DAY,

.

AND

.

LIFE

.

ALL

.

FLY,

.

ONLY

.

REMAINS).
81

A BOOK OF
OMNO
(AWAKE
.

<K
.

SUGERE.
.

FROM

SLEEP).

1

HIS

.

IS

.

YOUR

.

HOUR,

.

ACCEPT

.

IT.

11 E
HE
. .

.

THAT WOULD
.

.

THRIVE
.

.

MUST
MUST
. .

.

RISE

AT

.

FIVE.
.

THAT
TILL
.

HATH
. .

.

THRIVEN
.

STAY
.

SEVEN,
LIE

HE THAT WILL NEVER THRIVE, MAY
TILL
.

ELEVEN.

1 HAVE NO VOICE AND YET TAKE HEED WHEN YOU THE
.

.

.

.

.

.

I

.

SPEAK,
.

.

.

.

.

.

TIME

DO

SEEK.
82

SUNDIAL MOTTOES.
I

'AVANCE.
PASS
.

(i

.

ALONG).

i RREVOCABILE.
(NEVER
.

TO

.

BE

.

RECALLED).

i MPROVE
ALL
IS
.

.

THE
.

.

PRESENT
.

.

HOUR,

.

FOR

.

BESIDE

A

.

MERE
TIDE.

FEATHER

ON

.

A

.

TORRENT'S

.

DIEN.

(i

.

SERVE).

83

A BOOK OF
V_^OUN T

THE HOURS THEY FLY.
. . .

.

AS

.

ONE

.

BY

.

ONE

N
MY MY
.

OR

.

DO BEG THIS SLENDER NICHE, TO WHILE TIME AWAY, OR SAFELY TO BEGUILE WITH THOUGHTS JOY, THERE'S NOTHING WORTH A SMILE.
. .

I

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

A
(THE

BUT
.

DIES, QUIA VESPERTINE.
. . .

.

INCLINARUNT

.

UMBRAE
OF

DAY

GOETH

AWAY, AND THE SHADOWS EVENING ARE STRETCHED OUT).
. .

.

.

.

.

THE

.

.

.

OOL
(THE
.

.

SOLUS
is
;

.

SOLVIT.
.

SUN

.

THE
84

.

ONLY

SOLVER).

SUNDIAL MOTTOES.

C OO

.

FLYS

.

LIFE

.

AWAY.

IN

ONEO,
(i
.

.

DUM
.

.

MOVED.

WARN AS
.

i

.

MOVE).

1 HE MOMENT
.

.

PAST

LAID

.

MANY

.

FAST.

NB. QUID
(LET
.

.

PEREAT.
.

NOTHING
85

.

BE

LOST).

A BOOK OF
IN
(TO
.

IHIL
.

.

VOLENTIBUS
.

.

ARDUUM.
.

THE

WILLING

NOTHING

.

IS

DIFFICULT).

PLENDETIS
(YE
.

.

UT
.

.

FACES
.

.

IN
.

;

MUNDO.

SHINE

.

AS

LIGHTS

IN

.

THE

WORLD).

V EDI
(THOU
.

.

L'

ORA
.

.

MIA,

.

E

.

L'ORA

.

TUA
.

.

NON
?)

SAI?
SEEST

MY

.

HOUR,

.

BEHOLDEST

.

THOU

THINE

1 EMPUS NON FORE
.

.

.

AMPLIUS.
.

(THAT

.

THERE

.

SHOULD

.

BE

.

TIME

NO

.

LONGER).

86

SUNDIAL MOTTOES.
_^ux
(LIGHT
.

.

FATA
.

.

EST
.

.

JUSTO.
RIGHTEOUS).

is

.

SOWN

FOR

THE

.

OlC
(THOU
.

.

HORA QUOTA PETIS PETIS HORA FUGIT.
. . . .

.

EST,

.

DUM

SEEKEST

.

THE THE

.

HOUR,
.

.

WHILE
FLIES).

.

THOU

.

SEEKEST,

HOUR

.

N
(HE
.

OVIT

.

QUAD
.

.

IN
.

.

TENEBRIS
.

.

EST,

.

ET
THE

LUX
KNOWETH

CUM
WHAT
.

EO
.

HABITAT.
. .

.

LIGHT

THE DARKNESS, DWELLETH WITH HIM).
.

IS

IN

.

AND

.

.

.

87

A BOOK OF
MARK NOT THE HOURS UNLESS THEY BE BRIGHT, MARK. NOT THE HOURS OF DARKNESS AND NIGHT. MY PROMISE IS SOLELY TO FOLLOW THE SUN AND POINT OUT THE COURSE HIS CHARIOT DOTH RUN.

I
.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

I

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

SAYEST THOU? WELL, LET IT PASS! BE A WOULD'ST AT THE GLUTTON FEAST OF LIFE, AND EAT AND EAT, AND EVER FILL THY GLASS? CONTENT LAYS DOWN HIS WELL-FED,
1C
.

TRANSIT,"
. .

.

.

.

THEN,

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

,

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

FORK

.

AND

.

KNIFE.
88

V

SUNDIAL MOTTOES.
.

TO-DAY'S

.

WORK

.

TO-DAY.

L
'TIS

OR
.

.

IN

.

AND
.

.

OUT,
.

.

ABOVE
.

.

US
.

.

AND

BELOW, NOTHING

BUT
.

A

MAGIC
.

SHADOW.

SHOW
IN A BOX WHOSE CANDLE IS THE SUN, ROUND WHICH WE PHANTOM FIGURES COME AND GO.

PLAYED

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

Omar Khayyam.

L/I PE'S BUT IT
.

.

.

IS

BUT A SHORT A WORKING
.
.

.

.

.

.

DAY, DAY.

WITHOUT

T

IME

.

FLEETETH
.

.

AWAY

DELAY.
89

A BOOK OF
IME'S A TORRENT'S RAPID STREAM; TIME'S A SHADOW, TIME'S A DREAM TIME'S THE CLOSING WATCH OF NIGHT, DYING AT THE RISING LIGHT. TIME'S A BUBBLE ON TIME'S SEA, USE TIME WELL WHILE TIME'S WITH
.

T,

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

;

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

THEE.

.

HINK

.

AND

.

THANK.

o

NCE
I
.

.

AT A POTENT STAYED;
. .

.

LEADER'S
.

.

VOICE

ONCE

WENT BACK WHEN A GOOD MONARCH PRAYED; WE HOWE'ER GRIEVE, MORTALS, HOWE'ER DEPLORE, THE FLYING SHADOW WILL RETURN NO
.

I

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

MORE.
90

SUNDIAL MOTTOES.
.

HE

.

TIME
.

.

TO

.

OURS

THAN

.

COME THE

.

IS

,

NO

.

MORE

.

PAST.

JLrlFE

.

IS

.

A

.

SHADOW
FLIGHT.

.

PASSING OF A
.

.

SHADOW
BIRD
.

.

.

.

THE
.

.

IN
the

HIS

From

Talmud.

1 HE

TIME THOU KILLEST TIME KILL THEE.
. . .
.

.

WILL

.

IN

.

T
.

PLEASURE YOUTH
.

.

BE

.

GRANTED
.
.

.

TO

;

BUT SINCE HUMAN LIFE IS SOON RUN, AND HAS BUT TO SPEAK SOBER TRUTHTWO MOMENTS, LET WISDOM HAVE ONE.
.
. . .

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

91

A BOOK OF
OURS FLOWERS

H

.

FLY,
DIE,

.

NEW NEW
PASS

.

DAYS,

.

.

WAYS, BY
; .

LOVE

STAYS.

HTUR
.

.

DIES

.

NOVAEQUE PERGUNT
(DAY
.

DIE INTERIRE
.
.

.

LUNAE.
HASTEN
.

DISPLACES

.

DAY

.

WARD

.

AND BUT

NEW
TO
.

.

MOONS

.

ON-

.

FADE).

From
(ON A SUNDIAL IN A GRECIAN GARDEN).

Horace.

.

VIVIMUS
.

.

VIVAMUS.
.

(LIVE

WHILE

.

YOU

LIVE).

92

SUNDIAL MOTTOES.

D
SICCI
.

ICIMUS
.

MANE
.

QUUM
(SO
.

SOL
.
.

.

INTEGRO DICIMUS UVIDI, OCEANO SUREST.
.

DIE,

.

.

.

PRAY
IS
.

.

WE

SOBER
US
. ; .

.

IN
.

.

THE
.

.

MORNING,
.

DAY

.

BEFORE

SO

PRAY
.

WE
.

.

.

WHEN THE WHEN THE SUN
.

.

.

.

SINKS

BENEATH

THE

OCEAN).

From
(ON A SUNDIAL IN A GRECIAN GARDEN).

Horace.

V OLAT
(FLIES
.

.

IRREVOCABILIS
.

.

HORA.
RECALLED).

THE

,

HOUR

NEVER

.

TO

.

BE

.

v

OUS QUI PASSE SOUVENE VOUS AU PASSANT QUE TOUT PASSE COMME
. .
.

.

.

.

.

.

.

JE
(REMEMBER
.

.

PASSE.
ALL
.

WHO

.

PASS,

.

ALL

.

THINGS

;

PASS

.

AS

.

i

PASS).

93

A BOOK OF
OUCH,
AND
FOR
.

.

THE

.

EXTENDS HIS SUCH A MAN LIFE'S SHORT SPACE, FROM THE: GOAL AGAIN RENEWS THE RACE: HE LIVES TWICE WHO CAN AT ONCE EMPLOY PRESENT WELL, AND E'EN THE
.
.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

PAST

.

ENJOY.
From
Martial.

,**.*

TOO TOO TOO TOO BUT

.

.

.

.

.

THOSE WHO WAIT, SWIFT FORl. THOSE WHO FEAR, LONG FOR THOSE WHO GRIEVE, THOSE WHO REJOICE SHORT FC/ WHO LOVE FOR THO^i

SLOW

JL
i

1MB IME

.

IS
. .

;

FOR

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

:

.

.

.

;

.

.

.

,!

YTIME
94

.

IS

ETERNITY.

SUNDIAL MOTTOES.
1 O-DAY
.

IS

.

YESTERDAY'S

.

PUPIL.

DAY

COME SHOWS LONGER TO THAN A YEAR THAT'S GONE.
.
. . .

.

.

.

.

i N SPACE COMES GRACE.
. .

OOME
SOME
THIS
IS
.

.

COME,

.

GO,

.

LIFE

SO.
95

A BOOK OF

O

UR

WHICH
.

ARE TEACHERS OR OPEN HEAVEN. GATE OF
. .

.

THE

.

.

.

.

CLOSE

HOURS THE
.

.

T
(DWELL

.

MIGRATURUS
.

.

HABITA.
.

AS

.

IF

.

ABOUT

.

TO

DEPART).

Ol

.

SANS
.

.

SOLEIL
.

SANS

REPONSE
(IF
.
.

VOUS VIENDREZ, VOUS EN RETOURNEREZ.
. . .
.

WITHOUT SUN YOU COME, WITHOUT A REPLY WILL YOU
. . .
.

.

.

.

GO).

V,, (GILANTIBUS
(TO
.

THE

.

WATCHFUL).

96

SUNDIAL MOTTOES.
jl\GE
(DO
. .

QUOD
.

.

AGIS.
.

WHAT YOU ARE
.

DOING).

U

lSPONENDO
.

.

ME,
.

.

NON
NOT
.

.

MUTANDO
.

.

ME,

(BY

DISPOSING

.

OF

ME,

.

BY

CHANGING

.

MB).

r UGIT

.

IRREPARABILE
.

.

TEMPOS.
.

(IRRECOVERABLE

TIME

.

is

.

FLYING

AWAY).

.

FAVENTE.
.

(WITH

.

GOD'S

FAVOUR).

97

A BOOK OF
LA
.

BONNE

.

HEURE.

(WELL-TIMED).

r AS
(IT
.

.

EST
.

.

EB

.

AB
.

.

HOSTE
.

.

DOCERI.
.

IS

.

RIGHT

TO

.

DERIVE

INSTRUCTION

EVEN

FROM

.

AN

ENEMY).

So

.

TEACH US TO NUMBER OUR WE MAY THAT APPLY HEARTS UNTO WISDOM.
. . .
.

.

DAYS

.

.

.

.

OUR

.

.

:_>EAD,

,

KINDLY
98

.

LIGHT.

SUNDIAL MOTTOES.

UNTO

YOU THAT FEAR SHALL THE SUN OP NESS ARISE.
. .
.

.

MY

.

NAME

.

.

.

.

RIGHTEOUS-

.

.

HE

.

HIS

WHIRLIGIG OF REVENGES.
. .

.

TIME

.

BRINGS

.

IN

Shakespeare.

To
BUT
.

THEM THAT MOURN THE HOURS ARE SLOW, WITH THE JOYFUL SWIFTLY GO.
.
.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

A

S

.

WE
THE

.

USE
.

THE HOURS HOURS USE US.
. . . .

.

SO

.

WILL

99

A BOOK OF
MOVING FINGER WRITES: ANE HAVING WRIT NOR ALL THY PIETY NO! MOVES ON WIT IT LURE BACK TO SHALL CANCEI HALF A LINE, NOR ALL THY TEARS WASH OUT WORD OF IT,
.

1 HE

.

.

.

.

.

:

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

,

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

t

.

.

Omar Khayyan

D,B
(MY
.

IS

,

MEI
ARE

.

SIMILES
A

.

SUNT
. .

INCLINAT^E.
DAYS
. .

LIKE

.

.

SHADOW THAT

DECLINETH).

U TERE
(EMPLOY
.

.

NON
HOUR,
.

.

REDIT
.

.

HORA.
.

THE

.

IT

RETURNETH

NOT).

100

SUNDIAL MOTTOES.

R

EMOVE NOT THE ANCIENT LANDMARK WHICH THY FATHER HATH SET
. . . .

.

.

.

.

UP.

Q

UIA

.

TEMPUS
.

.

QUIDEM
,

.

EST
PURPOSE

,

CUIQUE
.

VOLUNTATI.
.

(THERE

is

A

.

TIME

.

FOR

EVERY
WORK).

.

AND

.

FOR

EVERY

.

W
AND

HEN SLOTH PUTS URGENT BUSINESS
.

.

.

.

BY,

"TO-MORROW'S
CRY;
. .

.

A
.

.

NEW

.

DAY,"
.

.

SHE'LL
.

ALL HER TRUE THEY'RE NEVER NEW.
.

MORROWS
USED,
.

PROVE
.

IT

.

AND

THEREFORE

101

A BOOK OF

^ET ME
.

.

AND

.

I

.

THE

RIGHT AND USE TIME TO YOU
. . .

.

ME

.

WELL
.

.

.

.

WILL

TELL.

(ON A POCKET DIAL).

SHALL CEASE TO SHALL SOON YESTERDAY. THAT KNIFE OF THE SUN CUTS PATIENTLY AWAY.
.
.

OOON

.

.

.

.

THE SHINING CIRCLE RUN TO-MORROW TURN TO
. . ; . .
.

.

.

SHADOW
THY
.

.

CUTTING
.

.

IN

.

.

.

LIGHT

OF

.

LIFE

U NA
(ONE
.

.

DABIT
.

.

QUOD
.

.

ALTERA
. .

.

NEGAT.
.

HOUR

WILL

.

GIVE

WHAT THE NEXT
102

DENIES).

SUNDIAL MOTTOES.

NAM
(THE
.

JEHOVA PE PERPETOE.
.
.

.

TIBI

.

ERIT

.

LUCI

LORD

SHALL

.

BE

.

THINE

.

EVERLASTING

.

LIGHT).

Use THE PRESENT TIME REDEEM THE PAST FOR THUS UNCERTAINTY THOUGH IMPERCEPTIBLY THE NIGHT OF LIFE
. .

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

APPROACHES.
(IN

ALD1NGHAM CHURCHYARD, LANCASHIRE).

OTAY AND
.

.

THINK.
LVII.)

(SHAKESPEARE'S SONNET
103

A BOOK OF

V

OLANO
I
.

L'ORE, MESI.
.

.

I

.

GIORNI,

.

GL'ANNI

.

E

Petrarch.

(HOURS,

.

DAYS,

.

MONTHS,

.

YEARS,

.

ALL

.

FLY)

.

IN

.

TIME.

(ON A CHURCH AT BRADFORD ST. GEORGE, SUFFOLK).

Use.
YOUR
IP
.
.

WELL
.
.

.

THE
.

.

PRESENT
.

.

MOMENTS
WILL
YOU
. .

AS

THEY

FLEET,

LIFE,
.

HOWEVER
.
.

SHORT,
.

.

BE

COMPLETE. FATAL AT ITS
SAY:
.

ENDING
.

CAN
.

I'VE

LIVED

.

AND
.

.

MADE

THE

.

MOST

OF

EVERY
(IN

DAY.

WATERFALL CHURCHYARD, STAFFORDSHIRE).
104

SUNDIAL MOTTOES.
, .

LUCE,
.

.

QUANDOQUIDEM
FOR
.

.

ADVENIT

LUX
(ARISE,
.

TUA.
; .

SHINE

THY

.

LIGHT

.

is

.

COME).

jljM

1

1MB

.

IS

.

THE CHRYSALIS OF ETERNITY.
.

.

.

jljftjft

OWIFT
FOR
FAST
. .

THE

FLY THE TIME ACTION AND
. . .
. .

.

HOURS
.

.

AND

.

BRIEF

FLITS THIS CRIME,
. . . .

.

REPOSE: SCENE OF
.

.

WOE AND
. .

AND SOON THE WHOLE SHALL CLOSE. THE EVENING SHADOWS DEEPER FALL, THE DAYLIGHT DIES AWAY, WAKE, SLUMBERER, AT THE MASTER'S
.
.
.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

CALL,

AND

.

WORK WHILE
.

.

IT

.

IS

.

DAY.

105

A BOOK OF

U NA

.

UMBRA ET VAPOR HOMINUM
. . . .

.

VITA.

(A

SHADOW
(IN

.

AND

.

SMOKE

.

IS

.

MAN*S

.

LIFE).

HELSTON CHURCHYARD, CORNWALL).

U MBRA
(SHADOW
!

i

.

QUID
.

.

ASPICIS?
.

.

UMBRAM.

.

WHAT

SEEST

THOU

?

.

SHADOW).

LJT
(THE
.

.

EXEMPLARI ET QUI DESERVIANT REUM CCELESTIUM.
.

.

.

.

.

EXAMPLE

.

AND

.

SHADOW

.

OF

.

HEAVENLY

.

THINGS).

V OICI
(HERE

.

VOTRE
is
.

.

HEURE.
HOUR).

.

YOUR

.

106

SUNDIAL MOTTOES.

U LTIMA
(THE
.

LATET OMNE OMNES.
. .

.

ET
.

.

OBSERVANTUR
.

LAST

[HOUR]

.

is

.

HIDDEN

AND

ALL

.

WATCHED).

.

ENIM
.

.

UMBRAM
.

.

OBTINENS
.

FUTURORUM
(A
.

BONORUM.
.

SHADOW

OF

.

GOOD

THINGS

.

TO

COME).

1 AMEN

HIS UMBRIS.
.

.

AEVUM
.

.

COMPONITUR

(TIME

.

is

.

MADE

UP

.

OF

.

SHADOWS).

.

QUEM NON INEST TRANSMUTATIO
.

.

.

AUT
(WITH
.

.

CONVERSIONS
is
. .
.

.

OBUMBRATIO.
.

WHOM

.

NO VARIABLENESS OF TURNING).
107

NEITHER

.

SHADOW

A BOOK OF
IJEING YOUR SLAVE, WHAT SHOULD DO BUT TEND UPON THE HOURS AND TIMES OF YOUR
.
.

.

.

.

I

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

DESIRE?
Shakespeare.

V E STIGIA
(THERE
.

.

NULLA
.

.

RETRORSUM.
.

ARE

NO

.

STEPS

BACKWARD).

V_/URRICULUM
WILL

.

MEUM
.

ADVENERI^T
(l
. .

PERFICIAM DOMINUS.
. ,

.

DONEC
i

RUN

.

MY

.

COURSE

UNTIL

.

THE

.

LORD

SHALL

COME).

Vu. CRUCIS
(THE
.

.

VIA
.

.

LUCIS.
.

WAY

.

OF

.

THE

.

CROSS

.

is

THE

WAY

.

OF

.

LIGHT).

108

SUNDIAL MOTTOES.

W
FROM
YET,
.

ITH
.

.

WARNING HAND
. .

.

I

.

MARK
.

.

TIME'S
.

RAPID

FLIGHT
. . .

GLAD MORNING TO ITS SOLEMN NIGHT; THROUGH THE DEAR GOD'S LOVE,
LIFE'S
. . , .

ALSO SHOW THERE'S A LIGHT ABOVE SHADE BELOW.
I
.

.

.

.

.

.

ME

.

BY

.

THE

.

(WRITTEN BY JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER, FOR A SUNDIAL).

&&*
JLJuM
(WE
. .

EXSPECTAMUS
.

.

LUCEM,
BEHOLD

.

ECCE

TENEBR^:.
WAIT

FOR

.

LIGHT,

.

BUT

.

.

OBSCURITY).

/V MBULEMUS
(LET
.

.

IN
THE
.

.

LUCE
LIGHT
.

.

JEHOV^.
.

us

.

WALK

.

IN

.

OF

THE

LORD).

109

A BOOK OF
-L/ABUNTUR
ANNI RUGIS ET AFFERET.
. .

NEC

.

PIETAS

.

MORAM

.

.

.

.

(THE

.

FLEETING

.

YEARS
.

.

GLIDE
.

.

NEVER

.

BRING

A

CHECK

AWAY, AND PIETY TO WRINKLES);
. . . .

.

WILL

From

Horace.

.

L'ORA
(THOU
.

NUMERI MA L'ORE DELLA MORTE.
.
. .
. .

.

NON
.

.

SAI

NUMBEREST THE HOURS BUT KNOWEST HOUR OF DEATH).
.
. .

NOT

.

THE

.

.

V

ELUT UMBRA SUNT SUPER TERRAM.
. . .

.

DIES
A

.

NOSTRI

(OUR

.

DAYS

.

ON

.

EARTH
110

.

ARE

.

.

SHADOW).

SUNDIAL MOTTOES.

W

ATCH

.

FASTER WATCH

.

SLOWER.

1 UTTE LE COSE
. .

.

PERISCONA,
AM

.

IO

.

SONO

IMMORTALE.
(ALL
.

THINGS

.

PERISH,

.

i

.

.

IMMORTAL).

V-xOME,
(IN

.

LIGHT!

.

VISIT

.

ME!

THE GARDEN OF HARRIET MARTINEAU).

ll OMO
is

.

VANITATI
.
.

.

SIMILIS
.

.

EST,

EJUS SUNT DIES PR^ETEREUNTIS.
(MAN
.
.

UT

.

UMBRA
.

LIKE

.

TO VANITY
.

:

.

HIS

.

DAYS ARE AS A SHADOW
. .
.

THAT

.

PASSETH
Ill

.

AWAY).

A BOOK OF
UMINARE
DIEI.
(THE
.
.

MAJUS
LIGHT
.

.

AD
TO
.

.

PR^FECTURAM
.

GREATER

.

RULE

THE

.

DAY).

UT.
(l
.

UMBRA
AM
.

.

QUUM
LIKE
.

.

DECLINAT.
SHADOW).

GONE

.

A

.

THE CEILING STEALING MOMENTS, MINUTES, HOURS AWAY. MAY NO SHADE FORBID THY SHINING WHILE THE HEAVENLY SUN DECLINING CALLS US TO IMPROVE THE DAY.
;

-ITTLE L,
.

SUN

.

EVER

MOVING,
.

.

UPON EVER
.
.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

(ON A CEILING DIAL AT THEOBALDS).

112

SUNDIAL MOTTOES.
1 AK
TINT O' TIME TINT O' THEE.
. ,
.

.

ERE

.

TIME

.

TAK

.

.

V IX

.

ORIMUR
.

.

ET
.

,

OCCIDIMUS.
.
.

(SCARCELY

ARISEN

.

AND

WE HAVE

SET).

IS

.

ALWAYS MORNING SOMEWHERE THE WORLD.
. . .

.

IN

113

IN PRAISE OF SUNDIALS.

115

IN PRAISE OF SUNDIALS.

WHAT

an antique

air

had the now almost effaced
seeming

sun-dials, with their moral inscriptions,

coevals with that

Time which they measured, and
its

to take their revelations of

flight

immediately from

Heaven, holding correspondence with the fountain of light! How would the dark line steal imperceptibly on, watched by the eye of childhood, eager to detect its movement, never catched, nice as an evanescent cloud, or the first arrests of
sleep
! . . .

Ah

yet doth beauty like a dial hand Steal from his figure, and no pace perceived
!

I

What

a dead thing
of lead

is

a clock, with
its

its

ponderous

embowelments

and brass,

pert or solemn dulness

compared with the simple altar-like It structure and silent heart-language of the old dial of Christian gardens. Why is it stood as the garden god
of communication,
!

almost every where vanished ? If its business-use be superseded by more elaborate inventions, its moral uses, its
It spoke of beauty, might have pleaded for its continuance. moderate labours, of pleasures not protracted after sunset.

CHARLES LAMB.
117

Essays of Elia.

IN PRAISE OF SUNDIALS,

HOW
And, as

well the skilful gardener drew,

Of

flowers and herbs, this dial

new

!

Where, from above, the milder sun Does through a fragrant zodiac run
it

:

works, the industrious bee
its

Computes

time as well as we.

How
Be

could such sweet and wholesome hours
?

reckon'd, but with herbs and flowers

ANDREW MARVELL.

The Garden.

A
it

DIAL
'twas

is

the Visible

Map of Time, till Whose
Sun

Invention
It is

follie in

the

to play with a Shadow.

the Anatomic of the

Jornie of the Sun.

It is

Day and a Scale of Miles for the the silent Voice of Time and without
It is

ye Book of ye Sun on which he writes the Storie of the Day. Lastly, Heaven itself is but a generall Dial, and a Dial it, in a lesser volume.
the

Day were dumbe

...

ROBERT HEGGE.

Heliotropum Sciothericum (1630).
119

IN PRAISE OF SUNDIALS.
it

METHINKS out dials quaintly point by point, To carve
Thereby to see the minutes how they run How many make the hour full complete
; ;

were a happy

life

.

.

.

;

How many hours bring about the day How many days will finish up the year. How many years a mortal man may live. When this is known then to divide the times
So minutes,

;

...

hours, days, weeks, months, and years, Pass'd over to the end they were created.

SHAKESPEARE.

Henry VI.

(3 part),

Act

if.,

Scene 5.

THE

sundial is a thing of deep sentiment. All feel the beauty and wonder of the thought that Time, that most intangible, most fleeting, most wonderful of

conditions,

in its passing by a is marked so fittingly shadow almost equally intangible and the noblest evidences
;

of creations
invisible

the stars in the heavens

would be to us

and unknown save
of the earth.

for their revelation through the

shadow

Mrs. ALICE

MORSE EARLE.

Sun-dials
121

and Roses of Yesterday.

IN PRAISE OF SUNDIALS.

THE
dial
I

is absorbed by beauty are the hours when we really live, so that the longer we only can stay among these things so much more is snatched

hours when the mind

from inevitable Time.
can watch
It is
it

Let the shadow advance upon the with equanimity while it is there to be

only when the shadow is not there, when the clouds of winter cover it, that the dial is terrible. The

watched.

nvisible shadow goes on and steals from us ... These are the only hours that are not wasted these hours that absorb the soul and fill it with beauty.

RICHARD JEFFERIES.

The Pageant of Summer.

^ I
-L

^HERE is always, to my thinking,
dial
. . .

a charm about a sun-

The sacred grey

of the aged stone, mellowed

by
fair

the

many

years

of

sun

and

rain,

forms a

ground for the patterns which our loved lichens have traced upon it, in dark and orange, gold and oxydised silver The Dial seems a witness with a silent voice, amid the
. . .

changes of this life, to the lastingness of things. THE AUTHOR OF The Harvest of a Quiet Eye. On Sundials.
123

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