History of the Grand Lodge and of Freemasonry in the District of Columbia: With Biographical Appendix

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order of the Grand Lodge, R. Beresford, printer, 1911 - 452 pages
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Page 12 - ... the Lord thy God chasteneth thee. Therefore thou shalt keep the commandments of the Lord thy God, to walk in his ways, and to fear him. For the Lord thy God bringeth thee into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and depths that spring out of valleys and hills ; a land of wheat, and barley, and vines, and fig trees, and pomegranates ; a land of oil olive, and honey...
Page 97 - Yet I doubt not through the ages one increasing purpose runs, And the thoughts of men are widened with the process of the suns.
Page 138 - Men, my brothers, men the workers, ever reaping something new : That which they have done but earnest of the things that they shall do...
Page 11 - Therefore thus saith the LORD God, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste.
Page 13 - Amiable it is for brethren to dwell together in unity ; it is more fragrant than the perfumes on Aaron's garment; it is more refreshing than the dews on Hermon's hill. "May this stone long commemorate the goodness of God in those uncommon events which have given America a name among nations. Under this stone may jealousy and selfishness be forever buried. From this stone may a superstructure arise, whose glory, whose magnificence, whose stability, unequalled hitherto, shall astonish the world, and...
Page 19 - Southeast corner-stone of the Capitol of the United States of America, in the City of Washington, was laid on the 18th day of September, 1793, in the thirteenth year of American independence, in the first year of the second term of the presidency of George Washington, whose virtues in the civil administration of his country have been as conspicuous and beneficial, as his military valor and prudence have been useful in establishing her liberties...
Page 19 - PT on the left, the President of the United States in the centre, and the Worshipful Master of No. 22 Virginia on the right ; all the other orders that composed the procession advanced in the reverse of their order of march from the President's square, to the southeast corner of the Capitol, and the artillery filed off to a destined ground to display their manoeuvres and discharge their cannon ; the President of the United States, the Grand Master PT, and Worshipful Master of No. 22...
Page 32 - Grand Lodge of the Most Ancient and Honorable Fraternity of Free and Accepted Masons of Pennsylvania and Masonic jurisdiction thereunto belonging.
Page 62 - Truth forever on the scaffold, Wrong forever on the throne, — Yet that scaffold sways the future, and, behind the dim unknown, Standeth God within the shadow, keeping watch above his own.
Page 20 - The President of the United States and his attendant brethren ascended from the cavazion to the east of the corner-stone, and there the Grand Master PT, elevated on a triple rostrum, delivered an oration fitting the occasion, which was received with brotherly love and commendation. At intervals, during the delivery of the oration, several volleys were discharged by the artillery.

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