|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
|Sun Dial Mottoes|
|I go away and come again each day,|
But thou shalt go away and neer return.
Anon. Found on Sun Dial in England.
|Vivite, ait, fugie.|
Live ye, he says, I flee.
Bishop Atterburys Sun Dial.
|True as the needle to the pole,|
Or as the dial to the sun.
|True as the dial to the sun,|
Although it be not shind upon.
ButlerHudibras. Pt. III. Canto II. L. 175.
|Amende to-day and slack not,|
Deythe cometh and warneth not,
Tyme passeth and speketh not.
Sun Dial at Moccas Hall near Hereford, belonging to Sir George Cornewall. (1630).
| Horas non numero nisi serenas.|
There stands in the garden of old St. Mark
A sun dial quaint and gray.
It takes no heed of the hours which in dark
Pass oer it day by day.
It has stood for ages amid the flowers
In that land of sky and song.
I number none but the cloudless hours,
Its motto the live day long.
Wm. C. Doane. Of a Sun Dial in Venice.
|Let not the sun go down upon your wrath.|
Ephesians. IV. 26.
| Give God thy heart, thy service, and thy gold;|
The day wears on, and time is waxing old.
Sun Dial in the Cloister-garden of Gloucester Cathedral.
|Our lifes a flying shadow, Gods the pole,|
The index pointing at Him is our soul;
Death the horizon, when our sun is set,
Which will through Christ a resurrection get.
Sun Dial inscription once on the South wall of Glasgow Cathedral.
|The night cometh when no man can work.|
John. IX. 9.
|Thou breathing dial! since thy day began|
The present hour was ever markd with shade.
LandorMiscellaneous Poems. Vol. VIII. P. 92. (1846).
|A lumine motus.|
I am moved by the light.
MaeterlinckMeasure of the Hours. Motto.
|Horas non numero nisi serenas.|
I count only the hours that are serene.
MaeterlinckMeasure of the Hours. Mentioned as found by Hazlitt on a Sun Dial near Venice.
|Lheure de la justice ne sonne pas|
Aux cadrans de ce monde:
The hour of justice does not strike
On the dials of this world.
MaeterlinckMeasure of the Hours. Motto on a Sun Dial on a church at Tourette-sur-Loup.
|Let others tell of storms and showers,|
Ill only mark your sunny hours.
On a Sun Dial at Pittsfield, Mass.
|Once at a potent leaders voice I stayed;|
Once I went back when a good monarch prayed;
Mortals, howeer we grieve, howeer deplore,
The flying shadow will return no more.
In Cyrus ReddingFifty Years Recollections. Vol. III. P. 86. Attributed to William Hamilton in Chalmers Poets. Vol. XV. P. 620.
|The Natural Clock-work by the mighty ONE|
Wound up at first, and ever since have gone.
Part of Sun Dial motto on the South Porch of Seaham Church, Durham, England.
|As the long hours do pass away,|
So doth the life of man decay.
Inscription on a Sun Dial in the garden of the Royal hotel at Sevenoaks, Kent, England.
|Carve out dials, quaintly, point by point|
Thereby to set the minutes, how they run,
How many make the Hour full, complete,
How many hours bring about the Day.
King Henry VI. Pt. III. Act II. Sc. 5.
|If oer the dial glides a shade, redeem|
The time for lo! it passes like a dream;
But if tis all a blank, then mark the loss
Of hours unblest by shadows from the cross.
On a Sun Dial in a churchyard at Shenstone, England.
|I mark my hours by shadow;|
Mayest thou mark thine
Hilton Turvey. In his novelThe Van Haavens.
|Begone about your business.|
On a Sun Dial once in The Temple, London.
Henry Van DykeMotto for Katrinas Sun Dial.
| Time is|
Too Slow for those who Wait,
Too Swift for those who Fear,
Too Long for those who Grieve,
Too Short for those who Rejoice,
But for those who Love
Time is not.
Henry Van DykeMotto for Katrinas Sun Dial. In Mrs. Spencer Trasks Garden of Yaddo, Saratoga Springs.
|In the day, do the days work.|
Sun Dial against the residence of Spencer Wells, Hamstead, England.
|With warning hand I mark Times rapid flight,|
From Lifes glad morning to its solemn night;
Yet, through the dear Lords love, I also show
Theres light above me by the shade I throw.
WhittierInscription on a Sun Dial for the Rev. Henry T. Bowditch.
|He knows but from its shade the present hour.|
WordsworthAn Evening Walk.