The Genius of Masonry, Or a Defence of the Order: Containing Some Remarks on the Origin and History; the Uses and Abuses of the Science

Cranston & Marshall, printers, 1828 - 96 sider

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Side 45 - But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, And the stars of heaven shall fall, and the powers that are in heaven shall be shaken.
Side 79 - And Solomon's wisdom excelled the wisdom of all the children of the east country, and all the wisdom of Egypt.
Side 79 - And he spake three thousand proverbs : and his songs were a thousand and five. And he spake of trees, from the cedar tree that is in Lebanon even unto the hyssop that springeth out of the wall : he spake also of beasts, and of fowl, and of creeping things, and of fishes.
Side 35 - If thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath aught against thee, leave there thy gift before the altar and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift...
Side 45 - Heaven shall burst her starry gates again ! He comes ! dread Brama shakes the sunless sky With murmuring wrath, and thunders from on high, Heaven's fiery horse, beneath his warrior form, Paws the light clouds, and gallops on the storm ! Wide waves his flickering sword ; his bright arms glow Like summer suns, and light the world below ! Earth, and her trembling isles in Ocean's bed, Are shook ; and Nature rocks beneath his tread...
Side 49 - Tis godlike magnanimity, to keep, When most provok'd, our reason calm and clear, And execute her will, from a strong sense Of what is right, without the vulgar aid Of heat and passion, which, tho' honest, bear us Often too far.
Side 49 - Lord constable, Let us be stedfast in the right ; but let us Act with cool prudence, and with manly temper, As well as manly firmness. " True, I own, " Th' indignities you suffer are so high, " As might even justify what now you threaten.
Side 60 - They owed the conquest to his arm, and then his Liege Lord said, " The heart that has for honour beat by bliss must be repaid. — My daughter Isabel and thou shall be a wedded pair, For thou art bravest of the brave, she fairest of the fair.
Side 78 - ... the veil of Isis which has covered her mysteries so long that the world began to despair of ever seeing the glories it concealed. Behind this veil of Isis I have long thought was concealed our masonic birth. I now fully believe it. There was the cradle of masonry : no matter by what name it was called : no matter by whom it was enjoyed.

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