Semi-Centennial Exercises of Melita Lodge, No; 295, F. And A. M., Jurisdiction of Pennsylvania (Classic Reprint)

Author: Freemasons Melita Lodge No; 295

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9781333698676

Category: Reference

Page: 110

View: 8180

Excerpt from Semi-Centennial Exercises of Melita Lodge, No; 295, F. And A. M., Jurisdiction of Pennsylvania TO participate in a celebration which marks the fiftieth anniversary of such an organization as Melita Lodge, 295, F. A. M. Is SO much beyond the ordinary in occur rence, and such an unusual experience, that it deserves to be noted. How to do this, however, is not so readily determined; it perhaps resolves itself into a matter of Opinion. This subtle factor, if unfairly exercised, is very difficult to deal with or satisfy. Some may think it a very easy task to glance back over the years that have been crossed, and review the occurrences. In the performance of such a duty, it may be thought unfair to omit what has been omitted, no matter what may have been included. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The Wonders of the Invisible World

Being an Account of the Tryals of Several Witches Lately Executed in New-England

Author: Cotton Mather

Publisher: N.A


Category: Trials (Witchcraft)

Page: 291

View: 9407


World's Masonic Register

Containing the Name, Number, Location, and Time of Meeting of Every Masonic Lodge in the World ... with the Statistics of Each Masonic Jurisdiction; Also, the Name ... of Each Subscriber ...

Author: Leon Hyneman

Publisher: N.A



Page: 566

View: 9146


Phrases and names - their origins and meanings

Author: Trench H. Johnson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 8826438536

Category: Literary Collections

Page: N.A

View: 2858

Few words are necessary to introduce this work to the reader. It partakesof the nature of an encyclopædia, with the saving clause that the information it sets forth is confined to a plain statement of facts. Verbal embellishments have been studiously avoided. Those who seek for additional intelligence may easily obtain it fromordinarily available sources. To account for the origin of popular phrases and names has been the author’s sole design. To the best of his knowledge, no other work of the kind exists. From the stores of his own knowledge, acquired through many years of omnivorous reading, patient inquiry, and investigation, he has been enabled to bring together anOlla podridawhich should go far towards supplying a want. The origin of place-names is interesting in that it opens up the history of peoples and the civilisinginfluences, if so one might term it, of conquest. London street-names, in particular, convey in one word to a person of antiquarian tastes as much meaning as “a volume of forgotten lore.” As to phrases and expressions, the author has made a special study of the subject. A great many Americanisms have been included, but as the number is daily increasing it would require a monthly publication of such home-made phrases to keep fully abreast with the times. That nothing should be wanting in the way of exhaustiveness, it has been thought advisable to incorporate in the text a number of slang terms and expressions which daily assail one’s ears. To the author the compilation of this volume has been a pleasant recreation in the intervals of more exacting literary labours. If it be found to contain a plethora of good things, the reader will, of course, take them out in small doses.

A Pilgrim's Path

Freemasonry and the Religious Right

Author: John J. Robinson

Publisher: M. Evans

ISBN: 1590771893

Category: Religion

Page: 178

View: 951

It's a masterpiece...if you're interested in American Masonry and its impact on our country, this book is for you.—Brent Morris, The Scottish Rite Journal

A View of the Birdtail

A History of the Municipality of Birtle, the Town of Birtle, and the Villages of Foxwarren and Solsgirth, 1878-1974

Author: Marion W. Abra

Publisher: [s.l.] : History Committee of the Municipality of Birtle


Category: Birtle, Man

Page: 448

View: 6263


My Life and Experiences

Author: Abdur Rahman Khan Mohd

Publisher: READ BOOKS

ISBN: 9781406739640

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 408

View: 4177

PREFACE. THE Author of this very practical treatise on Scotch Loch - Fishing desires clearly that it may be of use to all who had it. He does not pretend to have written anything new, but to have attempted to put what he has to say in as readable a form as possible. Everything in the way of the history and habits of fish has been studiously avoided, and technicalities have been used as sparingly as possible. The writing of this book has afforded him pleasure in his leisure moments, and that pleasure would be much increased if he knew that the perusal of it would create any bond of sympathy between himself and the angling community in general. This section is interleaved with blank shects for the readers notes. The Author need hardly say that any suggestions addressed to the case of the publishers, will meet with consideration in a future edition. We do not pretend to write or enlarge upon a new subject. Much has been said and written-and well said and written too on the art of fishing but loch-fishing has been rather looked upon as a second-rate performance, and to dispel this idea is one of the objects for which this present treatise has been written. Far be it from us to say anything against fishing, lawfully practised in any form but many pent up in our large towns will bear us out when me say that, on the whole, a days loch-fishing is the most convenient. One great matter is, that the loch-fisher is depend- ent on nothing but enough wind to curl the water, -and on a large loch it is very seldom that a dead calm prevails all day, -and can make his arrangements for a day, weeks beforehand whereas the stream- fisher is dependent for a good take on the state of the water and however pleasant and easy it may be for one living near the banks of a good trout stream or river, it is quite another matter to arrange for a days river-fishing, if one is looking forward to a holiday at a date some weeks ahead. Providence may favour the expectant angler with a good day, and the water in order but experience has taught most of us that the good days are in the minority, and that, as is the case with our rapid running streams, -such as many of our northern streams are, -the water is either too large or too small, unless, as previously remarked, you live near at hand, and can catch it at its best. A common belief in regard to loch-fishing is, that the tyro and the experienced angler have nearly the same chance in fishing, -the one from the stern and the other from the bow of the same boat. Of all the absurd beliefs as to loch-fishing, this is one of the most absurd. Try it. Give the tyro either end of the boat he likes give him a cast of ally flies he may fancy, or even a cast similar to those which a crack may be using and if he catches one for every three the other has, he may consider himself very lucky. Of course there are lochs where the fish are not abundant, and a beginner may come across as many as an older fisher but we speak of lochs where there are fish to be caught, and where each has a fair chance. Again, it is said that the boatman has as much to do with catching trout in a loch as the angler. Well, we dont deny that. In an untried loch it is necessary to have the guidance of a good boatman but the same argument holds good as to stream-fishing...

The Philippine revolution and beyond

papers from the International Conference on the Centennial of the 1896 Philippine Revolution

Author: National Commission on Culture and the Arts (Philippines),National Centennial Commission (Philippines)

Publisher: Not Avail


Category: History

Page: 1066

View: 8659


Randolph County, 1779-1979

Author: Randolph County Historical Society (N.C.),Randolph Arts Guild

Publisher: N.A


Category: Randolph County (N.C.)

Page: 304

View: 5802


The French in Texas

History, Migration, Culture

Author: François Lagarde

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292777930

Category: History

Page: 360

View: 3352

The flag of France is one of the six flags that have flown over Texas, but all that many people know about the French presence in Texas is the ill-fated explorer Cavelier de La Salle, fabled pirate Jean Laffite, or Cajun music and food. Yet the French have made lasting contributions to Texas history and culture that deserve to be widely known and appreciated. In this book, François Lagarde and thirteen other experts present original articles that explore the French presence and influence on Texas history, arts, education, religion, and business from the arrival of La Salle in 1685 to 2002. Each article covers an important figure or event in the France-Texas story. The historical articles thoroughly investigate early French colonists and explorers, the French pirates and privateers, the Bonapartists of Champ-d'Asile, the French at the Alamo, Dubois de Saligny and French recognition of the Republic of Texas, the nineteenth-century utopists of Icaria and Reunion, and the French Catholic missions. Other articles deal with French immigration in Texas, including the founding of Castroville, Cajuns in Texas, and the French economic presence in Texas today (the first such study ever published). The remaining articles look at painters Théodore and Marie Gentilz, sculptor Raoul Josset, French architecture in Texas, French travelers from Théodore Pavie to Simone de Beauvoir who have written on Texas, and the French heritage in Texas education. More than seventy color and black-and-white illustrations complement the text.

Builders of Empire

Freemasons and British Imperialism, 1717-1927

Author: Jessica L. Harland-Jacobs

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469606658

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

View: 9902

They built some of the first communal structures on the empire's frontiers. The empire's most powerful proconsuls sought entrance into their lodges. Their public rituals drew dense crowds from Montreal to Madras. The Ancient Free and Accepted Masons were quintessential builders of empire, argues Jessica Harland-Jacobs. In this first study of the relationship between Freemasonry and British imperialism, Harland-Jacobs takes readers on a journey across two centuries and five continents, demonstrating that from the moment it left Britain's shores, Freemasonry proved central to the building and cohesion of the British Empire. The organization formally emerged in 1717 as a fraternity identified with the ideals of Enlightenment cosmopolitanism, such as universal brotherhood, sociability, tolerance, and benevolence. As Freemasonry spread to Europe, the Americas, Asia, Australasia, and Africa, the group's claims of cosmopolitan brotherhood were put to the test. Harland-Jacobs examines the brotherhood's role in diverse colonial settings and the impact of the empire on the brotherhood; in the process, she addresses issues of globalization, supranational identities, imperial power, fraternalism, and masculinity. By tracking an important, identifiable institution across the wide chronological and geographical expanse of the British Empire, Builders of Empire makes a significant contribution to transnational history as well as the history of the Freemasons and imperial Britain.

A General History of Free-masonry in Europe

Based Upon the Ancient Documents Relating To, and the Monuments Erected by this Fraternity from Its Foundation in the Year 715 B.C. to the Present Time

Author: Emmanuel Rebold

Publisher: N.A



Page: 408

View: 1702


A Portrait in Letters

Correspondence to and about Conrad

Author: John Henry Stape,Owen Knowles

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789051839623

Category: Social Science

Page: 287

View: 3083

A Portrait in Letters: Correspondence to and about Joseph Conrad offers an annotated selection of letters to Conrad preserved in widely scattered archives. Augmented by letters about his work and personality, the volume also contains a calendar of all known surviving correspondence addressed to him. An essential supplement to the Cambridge Edition ofThe Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad, A Portrait in Letters presents Conrad in the round, offering glimpses not only of the working writer but of the husband, parent, and friend. The letters offer new information about Conrad's literary circle and fill out numerous details about his career. Brief, authoritative biographies of the correspondents are included, and an introduction, description of editorial principles, and full index to the volume provide the scholarly contextualization and tools necessary for easy access to its contents.

How Christ Came to Church

The Pastor's Dream : a Spiritual Autobiography

Author: Adoniram Judson Gordon

Publisher: N.A


Category: Baptists

Page: 149

View: 649


A Companion to Mediterranean History

Author: Peregrine Horden,Sharon Kinoshita

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118519337

Category: History

Page: 499

View: 7165

A Companion to Mediterranean History presents a wide-ranging overview of this vibrant field of historical research, drawing together scholars from a range of disciplines to discuss the development of the region from Neolithic times to the present. Provides a valuable introduction to current debates on Mediterranean history and helps define the field for a new generation Covers developments in the Mediterranean world from Neolithic times to the modern era Enables fruitful dialogue among a wide range of disciplines, including history, archaeology, art, literature, and anthropology

Carved in Cherry

Author: Elizabeth Kirke

Publisher: Siren Press

ISBN: 9781732400795


Page: 214

View: 9978

One thing set Lydia Shaw and her store apart from the other antique shops in town... Lydia's collection was plagued by curses, and it was her duty to break them. Rachel, Angie, and Jo knew nothing about their aunt's secret life. In fact, they didn't even know she owned an antique shop, until they inherited it. Unfortunately for them, Lydia passed down more than just her store. The sisters are the proud new owners of countless deadly curses, buried under centuries of dust. Lydia also left behind her apprentice, Peter. He does everything he can to protect the girls, as they explore their new store, unaware of the dangers it hides. In spite of his efforts, Rachel finds herself obsessed with opening a strange trunk, Angie has vivid dreams, haunted by a man who claims he needs her help, and Jo's imagination starts to run wild. When one of them falls victim to a curse, it's up to Peter and her sisters to save her. But, if Peter can't teach them to wield a magic, that he barely understands himself, she'll be the first one to die.