2o8 BYGONE SUSSEX.
" Shadows cast upon the dial show The presence of the sun ahove ; Shadows cast upon our life below True tokens are that God is love.
April 6th, 1882."
On the town hall at Rye is a dial inscribed, "That solar shadow, as it measures life, it life resembles too." "Tempus edax rerum" (Time the devourer of [alf\ things). This dial used to be on the front of Rye Grammar School, which was erected in 1636. The dial was presented to the school by Colonel de Lacy Evans when he was M.P. for the ancient town, and it remained upon the school until 1887, when the building was repointed, and new windows were put in, to commemorate the Queen's Jubilee ; and as it was found that the dial obscured one of the windows, it was removed to its present position. The first motto is from Young's " Night Thoughts," Night II.
"You may waste, but cannot stop me." This motto is painted on a board over the door of a chapel of ease in Chapel Place, near the Pantiles,