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Sivu 208 - So live, that when thy summons comes, to join The innumerable caravan, that moves To that mysterious realm, where each shall take His chamber in the silent halls of death, Thou go not, like the quarry slave at night, Scourged to his dungeon; but, sustained and soothed By an unfaltering trust, approach thy grave Like one who wraps the drapery of his couch About him, and lies down to pleasant dreams.
Sivu 187 - It was on the day, or rather night, of the 27th of June 1787, between the hours of eleven and twelve, that I wrote the last lines of the last page in a summer-house in my garden. After laying down my pen, I took several turns in a berceau, or covered walk of acacias, which commands a prospect of the country, the lake, and the mountains. The air was temperate, the sky was serene, the silver orb of the moon was reflected from the waters, and all nature was silent. I will not dissemble the first emotions...
Sivu 219 - ... that! For a' that, an a' that, Their dignities, an a' that, The pith o sense an pride o worth, Are higher rank than a' that. Then let us pray that come it may (As come it will for a' that), That Sense and Worth o'er a' the earth, Shall bear the gree an a
Sivu 120 - There is no death! An angel form Walks o'er the earth with silent tread; He bears our best loved things away, And then we call them "dead.
Sivu 144 - Father is, to visit the fatherless and the widow in their affliction and keep ourselves unspotted from the world.
Sivu 18 - Oh, cut off Untimely! when thy reason in its strength, Ripened by years of toil and studious search, And watch of Nature's silent lessons, taught Thy hand to practise best the lenient art To which thou gavest thy laborious days, And, last, thy life.
Sivu 187 - I will not dissemble the first emotions of joy on recovery of my freedom, and perhaps the establishment of my fame. But my pride was soon humbled, and a sober melancholy •was spread over my mind, by the idea that I had taken an everlasting leave of an old and agreeable companion ; and that, whatever might be the future fate of my History, the life of the historian must be short and precarious.
Sivu 102 - GOD wait upon thee, and the sun of glory • shine around thy head. May the gates of plenty, honor and happiness be always open to thee and thine. May no strife disturb thy days, nor sorrow distress thy .nights; may angels...
Sivu 175 - MAY the blessing of Heaven rest upon us and all regular Masons; may brotherly love prevail, and every moral and social virtue cement us.
Sivu 34 - ... priories and preceptories. He could not sell, or in any other way dispose of, any of the lands of the order, without the consent of the chapter; neither could he make peace or truce without their approbation. Their consent was also required to enable him to make any alteration in the laws of the society, to receive any person into it, or to send a brother beyond sea. He could take no money out of the treasury without the consent of the prior of Jerusalem, who was the treasurer of the society....

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