History of freemasonry, from ... 1829 to the present time

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Էջ 117 - ... also when they shall be afraid of that which is high, and fears shall be in the way, and the almond tree shall flourish, and the grasshopper shall be a burden, and desire shall fail: because man goeth to his long home, and the mourners go about the streets...
Էջ 129 - ... rancor, (not in the common way,) saying or doing nothing which may hinder Brotherly Love, and good offices to be renewed and continued; that all may see the benign influence of Masonry, as all true Masons have done from the beginning of the world, and will do to the end of time.
Էջ 117 - I have no pleasure in them ; while the sun, or the light, or the moon, or the stars, be not darkened, nor the clouds return after the rain : in the day when the keepers of the house shall tremble, and the strong men shall bow themselves...
Էջ 110 - ... community and zealously promote the prosperity of his own country. Masonry has ever flourished in times of peace and been always injured by war, bloodshed, and confusion; so that kings and princes, in every age, have been much disposed to encourage the craftsmen on account of their peaceableness and loyalty, whereby they practically answer the cavils of their adversaries and promote the honour of the fraternity.
Էջ 88 - Honour's a sacred tie, the law of kings, The noble mind's distinguishing perfection, That aids and strengthens virtue where it meets her, And imitates her actions, where she is not : It ought not to be sported with.
Էջ 124 - ... whose admirable writings were then allowed to have given more delight and suggested better feeling to a larger class of readers in every rank of society than those of any other author, with the exception of Shakespeare alone, and which were therefore thought likely to be remembered long after this act of gratitude on the part of the first generation of his admirers should be forgotten. He was born at Edinburgh 15th August, 1771, and died at Abbotsford 21st September. 1832.
Էջ 63 - Grand Master, and the Craftsmen have done their duty. GRAND MASTER. Having full confidence in your skill in the Royal Art, it remains with me now to finish the work.
Էջ 129 - A Mason is a peaceable subject to the Civil Powers, wherever he resides or works, and is never to be concerned in Plots and Conspiracies against the Peace and Welfare of the Nation...
Էջ 124 - This Graven Plate, Deposited in the Base of a Votive Building, On the fifteenth day of August, in the year of Christ, 1840 ; And never likely to see the light again, Till all the surrounding structures are crumbled to dust By the decay of time, or by human or elemental violence, May then testify to a distant posterity, that his Countrymen began on that day To raise an Effigy and Architectural Monument TO THE MEMORY OF SIR WALTER SCOTT, BART.
Էջ 54 - ... master shall think fit to call him to order; but, after he has been set right, he may proceed, if...

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