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. Sun dials and roses of yesterday; garden delights which are here displayed in every truth and are moreover regarded as emblems . this dial, which wasgreatly used in England in the seventeenth and eigh-teenth centuries. It is, as may be seen in the illus-tration, a kind of armillarysphere showing the circlesof the equator and themeridian together withthe polar axis (the baracross the centre), which ismarked with the namesof the months and has onit a sliding gnomon witha tiny hole in the centre.The whole is pivoted to-gether in such a mannerthat it can be flattened out(and is thus shown onpage

. Sun dials and roses of yesterday; garden delights which are here displayed in every truth and are moreover regarded as emblems . this dial, which wasgreatly used in England in the seventeenth and eigh-teenth centuries. It is, as may be seen in the illus-tration, a kind of armillarysphere showing the circlesof the equator and themeridian together withthe polar axis (the baracross the centre), which ismarked with the namesof the months and has onit a sliding gnomon witha tiny hole in the centre.The whole is pivoted to-gether in such a mannerthat it can be flattened out(and is thus shown onpage Stock Photo
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. Sun dials and roses of yesterday; garden delights which are here displayed in every truth and are moreover regarded as emblems . this dial, which wasgreatly used in England in the seventeenth and eigh-teenth centuries. It is, as may be seen in the illus-tration, a kind of armillarysphere showing the circlesof the equator and themeridian together withthe polar axis (the baracross the centre), which ismarked with the namesof the months and has onit a sliding gnomon witha tiny hole in the centre.The whole is pivoted to-gether in such a mannerthat it can be flattened out(and is thus shown onpage 137) and can be car-ried conveniently in thepocket. The meridianring is marked with de-grees, and the suspending clip is movable so itcan be placed in proper position according to thelatitude. When in use, it is held up by the ring andturned until a little line of light falHng throughthe hole in the gnomon strikes on the centre lineof the hour circle, and thus tells the correct time.This hour circle is marked with two sets of nume-rals, one for forenoon and one for afternoon. Thegnomon must of course be carefully set to the. Universal Ring-dial, with DiscAxis. Portable Sun-dials 139 position proper for the month of the year, as shownon the table of months marked on the axis. Anotherform of ring-dial is on the opposite page. Three full-sized figures of interesting ring-dialsowned by Mr. Evans is given on this page. One

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