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SUNDIAL

MOT Tot: s

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|Jresettte6 to

of the

of

Mrs. S. T. Blackwood

The Garden

Lover's Series,

II*

A BOOK OF SUNDIAL MOTTOES.

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."

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

BUBBLE).

V^/ONSUME NOT THY TIME


.
.

IN

IDLENESS.

LJfiUS

ADEST
.

LABORANTIBUS.
.

(HEAVEN

FAVOURS

THE

DILIGENT).

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).

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.

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

(RISING

PORTENDS

SETTING).

H
(HAN
.

OMO
.

QUASI
.

UMBRA.
A
.

is

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).

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).

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

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.

DAY

AT

NIGHT).

vJuOD

TIBI
.

NE
(DO

FIERI FECERIS.
.

NON
.

VIS,

ALTERI

NOT

RENDER

EVIL

FOR

GOOD).

A BOOK OF

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).

IA

(LIFE'S

ROAD).

15

A BOOK OF

V ITA

NOSTRA
(LIFE
.

EST
.

INSTAR
.

COMCEDLE.

OFTEN

CHANGES

SCENES).

ERITAS
.

TEMPORIS
FATHER
.

FILIA.

(TIME

THE

OF

TRUTH).

ELCOME
IN

CHAPMAN.

*ON A DIAL

A MARKET PLACE.

16

SUNDIAL MOTTOES.

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.

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).

RIFLE

NOT,

YOUR TIME'S
.

SHORT.

1MB

CAN
24

DO

MUCH.

SUNDIAL MOTTOES.
.

RAPIET
.

DIEM.
DAY
.

(TIME

WILL

HURRY

THE

AWAY).

ER

NON
.

SEMPER
.

VIRIT.

(SPRING

is

NOT

ALWAYS

GREEN).

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'
.

L'UM,

QUAL SENZA

SOL

IO.

(MONASTERY NEAR FLORENCE).


27

A BOOK OF
OILENS
(THOUGH
.
.

LOQUOR.
.

SILENT,

SPEAK).

M
(UNTO

ICAT
.

IN

TENEBRIS
.

LUX
.

JUSTORUM.
LIGHT
.

THE

UPRIGHT

THERE

ARISETH

IN

THE

DARKNESS),

OINE SOLE
.

SILEO.
.

(WITHOUT

SUN

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).

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
.
.

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.

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.

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

AM

WITHOUT

NOISE

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

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.
. .
.

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
. .

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
.

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

HAT THOU
.

SEEKEST

IS

SHADOW.

p EREUNT
(THEY
.

ET
AND
.

IMPUTANTUR.
.

PASS

ARE

RECKONED).

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

.FTER

DARKNESS,

THE

LIGHT.

lCUT
(AS
.

UMBRA.

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

"

FLY

").

OINCE
AND
.

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

SHADOW LEND.
.

(SHAKESPEARE'S SONNET

LIII.)

e3* 5*'5*
(

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

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.

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

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).

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

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
. .

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

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).

ELL ARRANGED SUREST SIGN


.

TIME

IS

THE

OP

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

BUS
.

ADEST
.

LABORANTIBUS.
.

(GOD

STANDS

BY

THE

WORKER).

-LoOSE

NO

TIME.

IALL

(LOQ.)

PASS,

(RESP.)

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

DIALL

(LOQ.)

CREATVRE. SINCE MY NAME


.

AND

THY
.
.

NATVRE
. .

SO

AGREE,
.

THINK

ON THY SELFE WHEN THOU LOOKST VPON ME.


. .

62

SUNDIAL MOTTOES.

VIIS
(THE
.

TUIS
.

RESPLENDEBIT
SHINE
.

LUX,

LIGHT

SHALL

UPON

THY

WAYS).

WLD

TIME

IS

STILL

A-FLYING.
Herrick.

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

SERRAR
EVER

VAI

YOUR

BRIEF

HOUR THEN YOUR EYES).


.

FOR

CLOSE

IPSE

MUTAT
.

TEMPO RA
.

ET

TEMPESTATES.
(HE
.

CHANGETH

THE

TIMES

AND

THE

SEASONS).

AIT

NOT

FOR
64

TO-MORROW.

SUNDIAL MOTTOES.
VyMNIBUS
(THE
.

LUCET.
.

LIGHT

SHINES

FOR

ALL).

V_J NLY

OF

DO

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


.

AS
.

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.

PPOSTO
.

PENSI
THINK

DI
.

DI TE.
.
.

ME

(THINK
.

NOT
OF
.

OF

ME

THYSELF).

JU lSCE

DIES
.

NUMERARE
.

TUOS.

(LEARN

TO

NUMBER

THY

DAYS).

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

(MILTON CHURCH, BERKS.)

1 HEY

(THE
.

HOURS)
.

PERISH

AND

ARE

NOT

THOUGHT
67

OF.

A BOOK OF
1 ER
(FOR
. .

FELICI

UGUALMENTE
THE
.

ED LE
.
.

TRISTI ORE.
.
.

SEGNO
.

HAPPY

AND

THE

SAD

MARK

THE

HOURS

ALIKE).

IN

IL
.

SINE
.

NOBIS.
.

(NOTHING

EXISTS

WITHOUT

us).

SILENT
. .

STAND MID YE
.

FLOWERS
.

RECKON
.

ALL
. .

YE
.

PASSING
. . .

GAZER,

WHO LOOKEST ON ME
OF
LIFE

HOURS, NOW,
.

THE

HOURS THOU?

DOST

RECKON

HE

HOURS

FLY

FAST

ON

WINGS

OF

LIGHT.
68

SUNDIAL MOTTOES.
WHICH

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

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).

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
. .
.
. .

BE

MADE.

_^IFE

DOTH

AS FLY
.

THIS

SHADE
FADE.

AND

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

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

SHADOW).

SOL
.

ADORNATUR.
is
.

(THE

RISING

SUN

ADORNED).

76

SUNDIAL MOTTOES.

N OW

MAYEST THOU
.

LEARN

FROM THE
.

PAST.

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
. . .
. .

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.
. . .
.

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).

WISH
.

THE
.

SUN
.
. ;

WOULD
.

SHINE
.

ON

ALL MEN'S FRUITS AND AS WELL AS MINE.


(IN

FLOWERS

THE GARDEN OF BELCARRES,

FIFE).

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?

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).

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


.

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

MERE
TIDE.

FEATHER

ON

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.
. .

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
.

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,

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
.

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

SUNDIAL MOTTOES.
.

TO-DAY'S

WORK

TO-DAY.

L
'TIS

OR
.

IN

AND
.

OUT,
.

ABOVE
.

US
.

AND

BELOW, NOTHING

BUT
.

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

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.

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
.

MORE.
90

SUNDIAL MOTTOES.
.

HE

TIME
.

TO

OURS

THAN

COME THE

IS

NO

MORE

PAST.

JLrlFE

IS

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

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

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

JE
(REMEMBER
.

PASSE.
ALL
.

WHO

PASS,

ALL

THINGS

PASS

AS

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

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).

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.
.
.

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

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.

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

UP.

UIA

TEMPUS
.

QUIDEM
,

EST
PURPOSE

CUIQUE
.

VOLUNTATI.
.

(THERE

is

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

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

OLANO
I
.

L'ORE, MESI.
.

GIORNI,

GL'ANNI

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

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
!

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
.
.

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
. .

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

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

ELUT UMBRA SUNT SUPER TERRAM.


. . .

DIES
A

NOSTRI

(OUR

DAYS

ON

EARTH
110

ARE

SHADOW).

SUNDIAL MOTTOES.

ATCH

FASTER WATCH

SLOWER.

1 UTTE LE COSE
. .

PERISCONA,
AM

IO

SONO

IMMORTALE.
(ALL
.

THINGS

PERISH,

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

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
!

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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