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Number Our Days
by Art Ticknor


Bas-reliefs and incised quotes from the
Henry & Arabella Huntington mausoleum, San Marino, CA


Heaven lies about us in our infancy (Wordsworth)

"Heaven lies about us in our infancy"
~ Wordsworth, Ode: Intimations of Immortality


Every shepherd tells his tale under the hawthorn in the dale (Milton)

"And every shepherd tells his tale
under the hawthorn in the dale"
~ Milton, L'Allegro


Yet the vineyard's ruby treasures brighten Autumn's sob'rer time (Moore)

"Yet the vineyard's ruby treasures
brighten Autumn's sob'rer time"
~ Thomas Moore


So teach us to number our days that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom (Psalms)

"So teach us to number our days,
that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom"
~ Psalm 90:12


The bas-reliefs were sculpted by John Gregory (author's photos from 1980-81). The photo of the Huntington mausoleum at the top of the page was from the now-defunct www.medievalgeek.com site.



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