Cryptic Masonry: A Manual of the Council; Or, Monitorial Instructions in the Degrees of Royal and Select Master. With an Additional Section on the Super-excellent Master's Degree

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Maynard, Merrill, & Company, 1897 - Freemasonry - 155 pages



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Page 21 - And behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.
Page 88 - Then the city was broken up, and all the men of war fled, and went forth out of the city by night by the way...
Page 82 - HOW doth the city sit solitary, that was full of people ! How is she become as a widow ! she that was great among the nations, And princess among the provinces, how is she become tributary! She weepeth sore in the night, and her tears are on her cheeks...
Page 112 - Tyler, to enable him effectually to guard against the approach of all cowans and eaves-droppers, and suffer none to pass or repass but such as are duly qualified ; so it should morally serve as a constant admonition to us to set a guard at the entrance of our thoughts ; to place a watch at the door of our lips ; to post a sentinel at the avenue of our actions ; thereby excluding every unqualified and unworthy thought, word and deed ; and preserving consciences void of offence towards God and towards...
Page 36 - Ilarpocrates, to whom they paid peculiar honor and veneration ; who was represented with the right hand placed near the heart, and the left down by his side, covered with a skin before, full of eyes and ears ; to signify that of many things to be seen and heard few are to be published.
Page 43 - And Solomon had threescore and ten thousand that bare burdens, and fourscore thousand hewers in the mountains ; 16 Beside the chief of Solomon's officers which were over the work, three thousand and three hundred, which ruled over the people that wrought in the work. 17 And the king commanded, and they brought great stones, costly stones, and hewed stones, to lay the foundation of the house.
Page 89 - Chaldeans' army pursued after them, and overtook Zedekiah in the plains of Jericho: and when they had taken him, they brought him up to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon to Riblah in the land of Hamath, where he gave judgment upon him. Then the king of Babylon slew the sons of Zedekiah in Riblah before his eyes: also the king of Babylon slew all the nobles of Judah. Moreover he put out Zedekiah 's eyes, and bound him with chains, to carry him to Babylon.
Page 43 - And Solomon had twelve officers over all Israel, which provided victuals for the king and his household: each man his month in a year made provision.
Page 107 - ... own passions and prejudices to the dominion of reason and charity. You are entitled to the second seat in the council of your Companions. Let the bright example of your illustrious predecessor in the Grand Council at Jerusalem, stimulate you to the faithful discharge of your duties ; and when the King of kings shall summon you into his immediate presence, from his hand may you receive a crown of glory, which shall never fade away.
Page 21 - And he set the cherubims within the inner house: and they stretched forth the wings of the cherubims, so that the wing of the one touched the one wall, and the wing of the other cherub touched the other wall; and their wings touched one another in the midst of the house.

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