In former times it was the custom of clockuiakers to inscribe on the dialplates of their clooks quaint verses, one of the most common being the following: I serve thee herc, with all my might, To teil the hours by day, by niht. Therefore exaniple take by iue To serve thy God us I serve thee." Auother favorita iuscription was "Tempus fugit, " or "Time flies," aud thereby hangs a taie. A wpII kuown EugJish clookiuaker who flourished toward the close of the last century, on being asked by a customer whether a lertain clock was of home manufacture, replied: "Oh, certainly. Don't you see the name, sir - Tuinmas Fugit? I ofter have his cJocks through ïny hands."-"