Sun-Dials. Sun-dials of iron or brass may be purchased at very reasonable prices, or may be made of marble, slate, or freestone ; and when set in an unshaded part of the garden, and mounted on a column, somewhat similar to our illustration, and around which some flowering plant has been trained to climb, it will form a very pleasing object. It is worth mentioning, that, in England, the sun-dial does not give the exact time of our reckoning, which is artificial, except at the equinoxes, being one portion of the year too fast, and another too slow, for our clocks. The French always regulate by the sun, and have, there-fore, to be continually changing their timepieces.

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