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Re: Help deciphering Bible inscription please
« Reply #9 on: Friday 20 February 09 09:46 GMT (UK) »
Well, it's posted now!  ;D

Going to have to give it a good look to work out what it says, though  :-\

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Re: Help deciphering Bible inscription please
« Reply #10 on: Friday 20 February 09 09:52 GMT (UK) »
One thing I'm pretty sure of is that it's not "Dying Lord &..." - I think the last letter on that line is a 'd'.  Having said that I've no idea what the word is that ends in the 'd'  :-\

The word before that phrase looks like "neare"  ???

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Re: Help deciphering Bible inscription please
« Reply #11 on: Friday 20 February 09 09:55 GMT (UK) »
So it is - can't imagine what I did that time.

Thanks for your help

Sue


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Re: Help deciphering Bible inscription please
« Reply #12 on: Friday 20 February 09 12:51 GMT (UK) »
Brilliant, Sue - you did it!
Perhaps it was one of those times when things, such as web pages, just don't load properly - then when you try it again it does.
Wish I could decipher it, though :-\
It would make more sense if it read 'name' (like he's saying a prayer for him); but I don't think it is.
Could be nearer diying lord - as he (the father) knows he is near his end. The writer tends to finish some words, like father, with a very 'soft' er at the end.
Strange how lord hasn't got a capital L. Would have thought it would have, at that time.
Lovely family treasure, Sue :)

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Re: Help deciphering Bible inscription please
« Reply #13 on: Friday 20 February 09 16:10 GMT (UK) »
Thank you Paulene but I don't actually know how I did it.

The Bible is not actually in my possession but with another family line in Australia.  The writer is, however, my 2Xgt grandfather who actually lived until 1860.
He gave it to one of his sons when he (the son) was only 9 years old - so possibly a Confirmation gift.  The strange thing is it seems to have stayed in the father's possession because he continues to make entries for all his children's births until 1843.

Sue

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Re: Help deciphering Bible inscription please
« Reply #14 on: Friday 20 February 09 16:18 GMT (UK) »
"...may the perusal of it add a blessing to his name young & old & is the wish of his ....."

that's the best I can do so far - will keep looking

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Re: Help deciphering Bible inscription please
« Reply #15 on: Friday 20 February 09 17:07 GMT (UK) »
The word ‘Dying’ appears to have been overwritten with ‘Divine’ – there are two ‘i’s with heavy dots above, also I think the ‘d’ at the end of the line is a double-d ending to that word, which would make the inscription:

"...may the perusal of it add a blessing to his marc Divine Lordd is the wish of his ....."

(marc – refuse, remains)

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Re: Help deciphering Bible inscription please
« Reply #16 on: Friday 20 February 09 18:20 GMT (UK) »
lizdb and Michael,

Thank you both for your replies.  This chap was a village postmaster, perhaps he should have been the doctor!

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Re: Help deciphering Bible inscription please
« Reply #17 on: Friday 20 February 09 18:37 GMT (UK) »
Is it "May the perusal of it add a blessing to his never dying soul and is the work (or word) of his Affectionate Father"

I think the writer may have had a bit of a problem with "dieing/dyeing/dying" and just hedged his bets
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