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The Level and the Square - A Poem By Rob Morris

The Level and the Square By Rob Morris 1854We meet upon the level and we part upon the square These words have precious meaning and are practiced everywhereCome let us contemplate them, they are worthy of a thought From the ancient times of Masonry these symbols have been taught We meet upon the level, every country, sect and creed The rich man from his mansion, the poor man from the field For wealth is not considered within our outer door And we all meet on the level upon the checkered floor.We act upon the Plumb the Junior Warden states We walk upright throughout our lives, we seek the pearly gates The All–seeing Eye that reads our hearts doth bear us...

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Masonic Training - A Poem By Rob Morris

Masonic Training By Rob Morris Oh, Ladies, when you bend above The cradled offspring of your love, And bless the child whom you would see A man of truth and constancy,––-Believe there is in Mason′s lore, A fund of wisdom, beauty, power, Enriching every soul of man Who comprehends the mystic plan.Then train your boy in Mason′s truth Lay deep the cornerstone in youth Teach him to walk by virtue′s line, To square his acts by Square Divine The cement of true love to spread, And paths of Scripture truth to tread Then will the youth to manhood grow To honor us and honor you.

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The Square - A Poem By R. J. McLaughlin

The Square By R. J. McLaughlin The ciders of our ancient artBuilt Temples, high and fair,And never stone was laid in placeAnd never column rose in grace,Untested by the Square.Our elders left a heritage,Up reared in wood and stone,That we, who follow, might beholdThe craft of these, the men of old,Thus, through their works, made known.Oh, let us do our work as well,Though never dome we raise,With brain untutored, hand unskilled,A square-set Temple may we build,Of simple nights and days.The Square of Virtue for our actsWherewith to set them true,Can make a building, standing quiteAs worthy in our children's sight,And in the Master's, too.Thus may we, too, great builders beAs any ancient raceOur Temple is the square-set mind,Wherein the Master's...

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The Model Mason - A Poem By Rob Morris

The Model Mason By Rob Morris There's a fine old Mason in the land, he's genial, wise and true,His list of brothers comprehends, dear brothers, me and youSo warm his heart the snow blast fails to chill his generous blood,And his hand is like a giant's when outstretched to man or GOD Reproach nor blame, nor any shame, has checked his course or dimmed his fameAll honor to his name!This fine old Mason is but one of a large family:In every lodge you'll find his kin, you'll find them two or threeYou'll know them when you see them, for they have their father's face,A generous knack of speaking truth and doing good alwaysReproach nor blame, nor any shame, has checked...

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The White Lamb Skin Apron - A Poem By Franklin W. Lee

The White Lamb Skin Apron By Franklin W. Lee Here's a toast to the Lambskin, more ancient by far Than the fleece of pure gold or the eagles of war 'Tis an emblem of innocence, nobler to wear Than the Garter of England or order as rare.Let the king wear the purple and point to his crown Which may fall from his brow when his thrown tumbles downBut the badge of a Mason has much more to give Than a kingdom so frail that it cannot long live.Let the field-marshal boast of the men he can guide. Of the infantry columns and the heroes that rideBut the White Leather Apron his standard outranks, Since it waves from the East to...

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