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SUN-DIALS.                                      207
metal face is engraved with elaborate ornamental
Friston, or Bechyngton Place, which is now a farmhouse in a deep dell, relieved with ancient elms, has features of antiquity, including a hall, the roof of which belongs to the fourteenth century. In the great window is a sun-dial, with this motto from Cicero : " Sensim sine sensu" (Softly and no man knows).
"Via crucis via lucis" (The way of the Cross is the way of light), is inscribed at Hurstpierpoint School on a dial which is shaped as a recumbent cross. The hours are indicated by the position of the shadow on the different points of the cross.
Fyning. u Nihil volentibus arduum" (Nothing is difficult to the willing), is the inscription on a dial at Fyning House, which was erected in the reign of George II.
On a dial in Ovingdean Churchyard may be read :
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