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The Book of Sun-Dials free pdf Excerpt from The Book of Sun-Dials: Originally Compiled by the Late Mrs. Alfred Gatty The original edition of this Book of Sun-dials was written by my Mother, Mrs. Alfred Gatty. It was published in 1872, only a year before her death- but she had begun the work many years previously, whilst she was still unmarried, and living with her father, the Rev. Alexander J. Scott, D.D., Vicar of Catterick. During the last few years of her life she was unable to travel much, owing to illness, but the number of her dials continued to increase, thanks to the kindness of friends, who sent additions to her unique collection from different parts of the world. In Mrs. Gatty's Preface she specially mentioned one dear friend, "without whom it is probable that the work would never have appeared - Miss Eleanor Lloyd. To her the reader is indebted for by far the greater number of the continental mottoes, and for much of the pleasant notices which accompany them, as well as for general, unwearied enthusiasm in her researches. Being an artist too, she has adopted the habit which we ourselves had pursued for so many years, and made sketches of all the dials she saw, both at home and abroad." These introductory details will explain a further quotation from Mrs. Gatty's words: "The present collection of dials, with their mottoes, was begun about the year 1835. Perhaps the presence of a curious old dial over our church porch (Catterick), with something like a punning motto, Fugit hora, ora, may have had somewhat to do with originating the idea. Also at the home of some dear friends, a few miles off, the porch of their picturesque little church (Wycliffe) on the banks of the Tees, bore another inscription, Man fleeth as a shadow. A third motto surmounted an archway in a stable-yard (Kiplin), Mors de die accelerat. A fourth was over the door of a cottage in a village (Brompton-on-Swale), bearing the warning words. Vestigia nulla retrorsum, which shone out in gold and colour amidst evergreens. Here lived the venerable sister of a canon of Lincoln, which may perhaps account for the presence of the dial. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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Author : H K F Eden
Publisher : Forgotten Books
Data Published : 27 September 2015
ISBN : 1332324681
EAN : 9781332324682
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 570 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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