Proceedings of the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of the State of New York, Volume 125

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Page 308 - Ere the evening lamps are lighted, And, like phantoms grim and tall, Shadows from the fitful fire-light Dance upon the parlor wall; Then the forms of the departed Enter at the open door; The beloved, the true-hearted, Come to visit me once more...
Page 311 - MY SOUL AND I. STAND still, my soul, in the silent dark I would question thee, Alone in the shadow drear and stark With God and me ! What, my soul, was thy errand here ? Was it mirth or ease, Or heaping up dust from year to year ? " Nay, none of these ! " (IS •19 Speak, soul, aright in His holy sight Whose eye looks still And steadily on thee through the night : "To do his will!
Page 308 - I WALK down the Valley of Silence — Down the dim, voiceless valley — alone! And I hear not the fall of a footstep Around me, save God's and my own; And the hush of my heart is as holy As hovers where angels have flown! Long ago was I weary of voices Whose music my heart could not win; Long ago was I weary of noises That fretted my soul with their din; Long ago was I weary of places Where I met but the human— and sin.
Page 308 - But far on the deep there are billows That never shall break on the beach; And I have heard songs in the Silence, That never shall float into speech; And I have had dreams in the Valley Too lofty for language to reach.
Page 281 - And let us not be weary in well doing : for 'in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.
Page 68 - If you cannot on the ocean Sail among the swiftest fleet, Rocking on the highest billows, Laughing at the storms you meet, You can stand among the sailors, Anchored yet within the bay, You can lend a hand to help them, As they launch their boats away.
Page 48 - ... for sale, loan, gift, or distribution, or purporting to offer for sale, loan, gift or distribution, or giving or purporting to give information, directly or indirectly, where, how, of whom, or by what means any counterfeit...
Page 309 - The cloud-capt towers, the gorgeous palaces, The solemn temples, the great globe itself; * Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve, And, like the baseless fabric of a vision, Leave not a wreck behind.
Page 47 - ... in the use of the name or title of any secret fraternal association, society, order or organization which has had a grand lodge in this state for ten years, or any imitation of such name...
Page 227 - They therefore pray for letters of dispensation, or a warrant of constitution, to empower them to assemble, as a legal Lodge, to discharge the duties of Masonry, in a regular and constitutional manner, according to the original forms of the Order, and the regulations of the Grand Lodge.

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