The book of the lodge; or, Officer's manual. To which is added A century of aphorisms

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Page 167 - The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it : for she came from the uttermost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon : and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here.
Page 140 - For they that have used the office of a deacon well purchase to themselves a good degree, and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus.
Page 159 - Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out : and I will write upon him the name of my God...
Page 60 - He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, And herb for the service of man : That he may bring forth food out of the earth...
Page 17 - Masonry is a beautiful system of morality, veiled in allegory, and illustrated by symbols.
Page 87 - THEN Solomon assembled the elders of Israel, and all the heads of the tribes, the chief of the fathers of the children of Israel, unto king Solomon in Jerusalem, that they might bring up the ark of the covenant of the Lord out of the city of David, which is Zion.
Page 119 - I shall detain you no longer in the demonstration of what we should not do, but straight conduct you to a hill-side, where I will point you out the right path of a virtuous and noble education; laborious indeed at the first ascent, but else so smooth, so green, so full of goodly prospect and melodious sounds on every side, that the harp of Orpheus was not more charming.
Page 58 - Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron's beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments; As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the Lord commanded the blessing, even life for evermore.
Page 70 - Behaviour, viz. (1) In the Lodge while constituted. You are not to hold private Committees, or separate Conversation, without Leave from the Master, nor to talk of any thing impertinent or unseemly, nor interrupt the Master or Wardens, or any Brother speaking to the Master: Nor behave yourself ludicrously or jestingly while the Lodge is engaged in what is serious and solemn; nor use any unbecoming Language upon any Pretence whatsoever; but to pay due Reverence to your Master, Wardens, and Fellows,...
Page 35 - That he may bring food out of the earth, and wine that maketh glad the heart of man ; and oil to make him a cheerful countenance, and bread to strengthen man's heart.

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