Inscriptions

Inscriptions on bells can be a real hoot. Some depart from the standard message to praise and thank God. John Potter Briscoe in Curiosities of the Belfry (1888) provides some good fodder.

Some are downright morbid.

Prepare to die.
Remember death.

Some confidently state their abilities.

All tho my voice be shrill & small,
I will be heard above you all.
I in this place am second bell,
Ile shurly doe my parte as well.

Some give praise to its supporters.

Long life and prosperity to our worthy subscribers.

And some are capitalist.

Arise and go about your business.

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