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Daily Archives: March 28, 2010

The Lambskin – Author Unknown

The Lambskin Author Unknown It is not ornamental, the cost is not great There are other things far more useful, yet truly I state, Tho’ of all my possessions, there’s none can compare, With that white leather apron, which all Masons wear. As a young lad I wondered just what it all meant, When Dad […]

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My New Cut Aslar – Rudyard Kipling

My New Cut Aslar Rudyard Kipling My New-Cut ashlar takes the light Where crimson-blank the windows flare. By my own work before the night, Great Overseer, I make my prayer. If there be good in that I wrought Thy Hand compelled it, Master, Thine– Where I have failed to meet Thy Thought I know, through […]

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Palace – Rudyard Kipling

Palace Rudyard Kipling When I was a King and a Mason, a Master proven and skilled, I cleared me a ground for a palace, such as a King should build. I decreed and cut down to my levels, but presently under the silt, I came on the wreck of a palace, such as a king […]

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The Farewell – Robert Burns

The Farewell Robert Burns Adieu ! a heart-warm fond adieu ! Dear brothers of the mystic tie ! Ye favour’d, ye enlighten’d few, Companions of my social joy ! Tho’ I to foreign lands must hie, Pursuing fortune’s slidd’ry ba’, With melting heart, and brimful eye, I’ll mind you still, tho’ far awa’. Oft, have […]

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Mother Lodge – Rudyard Kipling

Mother Lodge Rudyard Kipling There was Rundle, Station Master, An’ Beazeley of the Rail, An’ ‘Ackman, Commissariat, An’ Donkin’ o’ the Jail; An’ Blake, Conductor-Sargent, Our Master twice was ‘e, With ‘im that kept the Europe-shop, Old Framjee Eduljee. Outside — “Sergeant! Sir! Salute! Salaam!” Inside — “Brother”, an’ it doesn’t do no ‘arm. We […]

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IF – Rudyard Kipling

IF If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you; If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too: If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or, being lied about, don’t deal in lies, Or […]

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