Came across this in relation to the Kirkhall Sundial:
The sundial is the work of Robert Weir (born 1757, died 1838), and was erected in 1795, when he was laird of the estate. Its construction occupied his leisure hours for nine years. It has mottoes on each of its four sides :-
NORTH SIDE. Use all freedom with your eye, But let not the hand come nigh.
EAST SIDE. Tender is stone and brass if set in line; Twist, crack or brack, lost is all design.
SOUTH SIDE . My beauty the sun only can display, If but hurt me away go they.
WEST SIDE. Connoisseur, let charity be kept in view; Be informed, my architect only bred to plow.