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" ... letters, in the same manner as the hours of the day are marked upon the ordinary dial-plate. They then fixed one of the needles on each of these plates in such a manner, that it could move round without impediment, so as to touch any of the four-and-twenty... "
The Spectator - Page 277
1729
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The Guardian, Volume 2

Sir Richard Steele, Joseph Addison - English essays - 1714 - 347 pages
...Friends, being each of them pofleft of one of theft Needles, made a kind of Dial-plate, infcribing it with the four and twenty Letters, in the fame manner as the Hours of the Day are marked upon the ordinary Dia!Flate. They then fixed one of the Needles on each of 'thefe Plates in fuch a manner that it could...
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Hudibras: In Three Parts, Written in the Time of the Late Wars, Volume 2

Samuel Butler - 1744
...fame " Manner that the Hoars of the Day are mark'd upon the or" dinary Dial-Plate : They then fix'd the Needles on each of " thefe Plates, in fuch a Manner, that it could move round " without Impediment, fo as to touch any of the four and " twenty Letters. Upon feparating from one another, into di" ftant...
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Harrison's British Classicks, Volume 4

1786
...being each of them pofleiTed of one of thefe needles, made a kind of a dial-plate, infcribing it with the four and twenty letters, in the fame manner as...the ordinary dial-plate. They then fixed one of the neeelles on each of thefe plates in fuch a manner, that it could move round without impediment, lo...
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The Guardian, Volume 2

1797
...being each of them pofleffed of one of thefe needles, made a kind of dial-plate, infcribing it with the four and twenty letters, in the fame manner as...of the day are marked upon the ordinary dial-plate. Then they fixed one of the needles on each of thefe plates in fuch a manner that it could move round...
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The works of ... Joseph Addison, collected by mr. Tickell, Volume 2

Joseph Addison - 1804
...these needles, made a kind of dial-plate, inscribing it with the four ami-twenty letters, in the same manner as the hours of the day are marked upon the...dial-plate. They then. fixed one of the needles on each of these plates in such a manner, that it could move round without impediment, so as to touch any of the...
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The Works of the Right Honourable Joseph Addison, Volume 4

Joseph Addison - 1804
...these needles, made a kind of dial-plate, inscribing it with the four-and-twenty letters, jn the same manner as the hours of the day are marked upon the...dial-plate. They then fixed one of the needles on each of these plates, in such a manner, that it could move round without impediment, so aa to touch any of...
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The Guardian, Volume 2

1804
...these needles, made a kind of dial-plate, inscribing it with the four and twenty letters, in the same manner as the hours of the day are marked upon the ordinary dial-plate. Then they fixed one of the needles on each of these plates in such a manner that it could move round...
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The Works of the Right Honourable Joseph Addison, a New Ed., with ..., Volume 5

Joseph Addison, Richard Hurd - 1811
...these needles, made a kind of dial-plate, inscribing it with the four and twenty letters, in the same manner as the hours of the day are marked upon the...dial-plate. They then fixed one of the needles on each of these plates in such a manner that it could move round without impediment, so as to touch any of the...
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The Spectator [by J. Addison and others]; with notes, and a general index

Spectator The - 1811
...dial-plate, inscribing it with the four and twenty letters, in the same manner as the hours of the day arc marked upon the ordinary dial-plate. They then fixed one of the needles on each of these plates in such a manner, that it could move round without impediment, so as to touch any of the...
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The Works of the Right Honorable Joseph Addison, Volume 2

Joseph Addison - 1811
...inscribing it with the four-and-twenty letters, in the same manner as the hours of the day are marked up~ on the ordinary dial-plate. They then fixed one of the needles on each of these plates, in such a manner, fliat it could move round without impediment, so ať to touch any of...
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