THE BUILDERS by Joseph Fort Newton – part 5

PART II HISTORY CHAPTER 1 Free-Masons The curious history of Freemasonry has unfortunately been treated only by its panegyrists or calumniators, both equally mendacious. I do not wish to pry into the mysteries of the craft; but it would be interesting to know more of their history during the period when they were literally architects.

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THE BUILDERS by Joseph Fort Newton – part 4

CHAPTER 3 The Drama of Faith Vanitas Still Life And so the Quest goes on. And the Quest, as it may be, ends in attainment - we know not where and when: so long as we can conceive of our separate existence, the quest goes on - an attainment continued henceforward. And ever

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THE BUILDERS by Joseph Fort Newton – part 3

CHAPTER 2 The Working Tools It began to shape itself to my intellectual vision into something more imposing and majestic, solemnly mysterious and grand. It seemed to me like the Pyramids in their loneliness, in whose yet undiscovered chambers may be hidden, for the enlightenment of coming generations, the sacred books of the Egyptians, so

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THE BUILDERS: A Story and Study of Masonry, by Joseph Fort Newton, Litt. D. part 2

PART I THE PROPHECY CHAPTER 1 The Foundation By Symbols is man guided and commanded, made happy, made wretched. He everywhere finds himself encompassed with Symbols, recognized as such or not recognized: the Universe is but one vast Symbol of God; nay, if thou wilt have it, what is man himself but a Symbol of

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THE BUILDERS: A Story and Study of Masonry, by Joseph Fort Newton, Litt. D. part 1

When I was King and a Mason - A master proved and skilled, I cleared me ground for a palace Such as a King should build. I decreed and cut down to my levels, Presently, under the silt, I came on the wreck of a place Such as a King had built. -- Kipling THE

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