Friday, 8 June 2012

With diamond ring I write

This marvellous piece of window etched graffiti was found at Montacute House. Apparently inscribed with a diamond ring in 1770 by Edward Phelips, it is a piece to his mother. A translation of this from the Latin reads:


'Be gone all anxieties, you harsh species; be gone all pain. Let no clouds darken the present day, which, dearer to me by far than my own birthday, must be celebrated with festive dances. Shout three cheers; heap the altar with gifts; something bitter is at hand and prayers are in order.'

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Location:Montecute House

3 comments:

  1. A poignant and personal tribute. There is a resonance we are attuned to, when we stand on the spot where people left their mark - their testimony.

    Huzzah!

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  2. That sure is a thing of beauty and very lovely it is I thinks. Tis. Yup.

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  3. This is more sensitive for me to choose the jewellery too many eyes used to be there to comment on your choice so I visited many shopping stores to get something outstanding but it was harder for me to make any choice but I found a huge range of accessories in the Pravins and felt myself fail to make choice among thousands of choices.

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