[Bell Historians] FW: Dove Web Contact: St Mary the Virgin, Parham, Suffolk
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Thu Feb 10 22:27:26 GMT 2022
On 10/02/2022 17:48, Tim Jackson wrote:
> Please see below.
> Our c1299
> bell has a Latin inscription that is thought to translate to "Come, my
> bride, to my rising/beginning/garden". I know a full circle bell is raised
> before being rung in a method and therefore 'to my rising' might be
> considered the most likely of the 3 options for a bell inscription.
"The Song of Soloment" 5.1 has, in the much later King James version, "I
am come into my garden, my sister, my spouse:" This seems much more
likely as the origin.
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