ST1776 : Time Trail Disk T3-5 (spoilers)

near to Cardiff/Caerdydd, Great Britain

Time Trail Disk T3-5 (spoilers)
Time Trail Disk T3-5 (spoilers)
This is the Time Disk on ST1776 : Millennium Milepost by Millennium Bridge. Series T3 represents the Ages of Man, the Seven as described by Jaques in "As You Like It", preceded by an embryonic age. This therefore depicts the text
"Then a soldier,
Full of strange oaths, and bearded like the pard,
Jealous in honour, sudden and quick in quarrel,
Seeking the bubble reputation
Even in the cannon's mouth. "

The disks in this set also relate to the atmosphere - five are N2 O2 Ne Ar and CO2 and the other three A i r.

Working from the time trail disks shown on Geograph and some more on Flickr (thanks especially to Gregory Williams) I have ascertained the following about the message round the outside:
1) Each set (of 4, 6, 8, 12 or 20 disks) is to be imagined assembled into the appropriate Platonic solid (tetrahedron, cube, octahedron, dodecahedron and icosahedron)
2) When assembled, the inscriptions (in Thomas More's Utopian alphabet) on either of each edge match up, with that on the higher numbered face being in mirror writing
3) The message is read in ascending order of face number, clockwise from the top, ignoring any sides in mirror writing
4) The entire message spreads across all 5 sets (in order 1, 2, 3, 5, 4!)

The following is a nearly complete transcription of the entire text - the 4 missing edges (out of the total 90) are shown by as many dots as there are missing characters.

MEASURE EVERY HEARTBEAT TO COUNT OUT OUR LIFE'S SCORE/
IS "TIME TO ESCAPE" MEANT TO FIRE OUR COMING AGE?/
LOCKED IN SEASONS' BARS SWINGS PENDULUM'S CEASELESS CLAY/
LUNGS NEVER FULL ENSNARE US IN TIME'S EIGHT PIECE CAGE/
ENTROPY'S AIM SHOOTS LEPTONS IN DANCING CYCLES OF LIGHT/
NATIONS REACH OUT IN HOPE ACROSS TIME ZONES AND LONG DEGREES/
NO CORNERS TO HIDE US, EARTH’S SH.........OURLY ROUND TONIGHT/
IN ALL MIND-STREAMS WE WADE, OUR WORLD-LINES WEAVE PAST TAPESTR...
......TAIN DREAMS EVOLVE IN.........LE FOR THE “WHY?”/
MUST IN ALL THESE TIDES OF FAITH, FLOW STILL SUCH WAVES OF FEARS?/
PLACE AND TIME TEMPT FATES, BUT ALL LIFE’S NATURE IS TO DIE/
OUR ERA, STARS, BOWS OUT, PLAYING ITS MUSICAL SPHERES/
EVERY GAINED UTOPIAN GOAL MAKES US MANIFOLD TIME’S TREASURE/
MAPPED OUT, AS ABOVE SO BELOW, NERGAL TICKS OFF TIM......SURE
National Cycle Network Mileposts
1000 Millennium cast iron mileposts were funded by the Royal Bank of Scotland to mark the creation of the National Cycle Network, and found along the cycles routes through the UK.

There are four different types of posts, "Fossil Tree" by John Mills, "The Cockerel" by Iain McColl, Rowe Type by Andrew Rowe, and "Tracks" by David Dudgeon. The four artists are from each country of the UK though all posts can be found in all four countries.

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2009
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Saturday, 20 June, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 27 June, 2009
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OSGB36: geotagged! ST 1756 7678 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:29.0365N 3:11.3182W
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OSGB36: geotagged! ST 1756 7678
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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