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Waltham  

Sundial 191
State/Province:  Massachusetts Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Vertical Condition:  Good
Latitude:   42° 23' 25" N Longitude:   71° 13' 9" W
Location:
  • Robert Treat Paine House (Stonehurst) 570 Beaver St.
 
Description:
  • A declining vertical sandstone dial approximately 3x6 feet with bronze gnomon. Mounted at 2nd floor level on large stone house. Roman numerals. Hour lines from 6 am-5 pm are not in standard vertical position, presumably offset to correct for wall not facing due South. Dial reclines approx 2 degrees north. Dial # 190 (Cambridge MA, Mt. Aubry Cemetery, Story Chapel) has same Whittier inscription.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner:
  • 'Horas Non Numero Nisi Serenas' and 'With warning hand I hark time's rapid flight from life's glad morning to its solemn night. Yet through the dear God's love I also show there's light above me by the shade below' -- Whittier
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