Masonic

James McIntyre 1828 (Forres) – 1906



The prominent names connected with Masonary are Kings
Solomon and Hiram and Saint John, the parent Lodge
is King Hiram in Ingersoll, and Saint John is the off-spring.
Both masters in 1884 are legal gentlemen.

Craft of King Hiram and Saint John
They figurative work on stone,
King Hiram he is the old sire
And he was famous King of Tyre.

But great as King upon a throne
Is the good, kind, true Saint John ;
Cathedrals did craftsmen raise,
Fills all our mind now with amase.

No modern chisel hath the power
To trace such leaf, and bud, and flower ;
But though our structures now are rude
Let us all make the mortar good.

And this injunction never spare
To have the work both plum and square,
And it must have no crack or flaw
So masters will lay down the law.

Of all our work this is the chief,
To give the needy ones relief ;
And with truth and brotherly love
We sublime structure raise above.

The greatest honor has been won
By that great builder, Solomon,
And craftsmen o'er the world do sing
The praises of that mighty King.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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Scheme AXBX CDEX DCXA EEXX FFGG HHII JJBB
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 1,008
Words 193
Stanzas 7
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4

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