The text book of freemasonry: compiled by a retired member of the craft

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Contents

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IV
V
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VI
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VII
23
VIII
67
X
78
XI
83
XII
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XIII
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XIV
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XV
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XVI
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XVII
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Page 16 - I am further to recommend the practice of every domestic as well as public virtue. Let Prudence direct you ! Temperance chasten you ! Fortitude support you ! and Justice be the guide of all your actions.
Page 68 - A peculiar system of Morality veiled in Allegory, and illustrated by Symbols.
Page 176 - And you, farewell! whose merits claim Justly that highest badge to wear: Heav'n bless your honour'd noble name, To Masonry and Scotia dear! A last request permit me here, — When yearly ye assemble a', One round, I ask it with a tear, To him, the Bard that's far awa.
Page 122 - Your virtue, honor and reputation are concerned in supporting with dignity the character you now bear. Let no motive, therefore, make you swerve from your duty, violate your vows, or betray your trust ; but be true and faithful, and imitate the example of that celebrated artist whom you this evening represent. Thus you will render yourself deserving of the honor which we have conferred, and merit the confidence that we have reposed.
Page 128 - From this class the rulers of the craft are selected ; as it is only from those who are capable of giving instruction that we can properly expect to receive it.
Page 92 - Manlike, but different sex, so lovely fair, That what seemed fair in all the world, seemed now Mean, or in her summed up, in her contained And in her looks...
Page 178 - You are to encourage industry and reward merit ; supply the wants and relieve the necessities of brethren and fellows, to the utmost of your power and ability ; and on no account to wrong them, or see them wronged, but timely to apprise them of approaching danger, and view their interest as inseparable from your own.
Page 176 - ... Architect Divine ! That you may keep th' unerring line, Still rising by the plummet's law, Till Order bright, completely shine, Shall be my pray'r when far awa'.
Page 89 - By it, we account for the return of seasons, and the variety of scenes which each season displays to the discerning eye. Numberless worlds are around us, all framed by the same Divine Artist, which roll through the vast expanse, and are "all conducted by the same unerring law of nature.
Page 98 - ... covered with a tile, placed over an acanthus root, having been left there by her nurse. As the branches grew up, they encompassed the basket, till arriving at the tile, they met with an obstruction, and bent downwards.

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