May every worthy brother who is willing to work and labor through the day, be happy at night with his friend, his love, and a cheerful glass.
May all freemasons be enabled to act in a strict conformity to the rules of their order.
May our actions as masons be properly squared.
May masonry flourish until nature expire, And its glories ne’er fade till the world is on fire.
The female friends of freemasons.
May the brethren of our glorious craft be ever distinguished in the world by their regular lives; more than by their gloves and aprons.
May concord, peace; and harmony subsist in all regular lodges, and always distinguish freemasons.
May masonry prove as universal as it is honorable and useful.
May every brother learn to live within the compass, and watch upon the square.
May the lodges in this place be distinguished for love, peace, and harmony.
All noblemen and right worshipful brothers who have been grand masters.
May peace, harmony, and concord subsist among freemasons, and may every idle dispute and frivolous distinction be buried in oblivion.
All regular lodges.
All the friends of the craft.
As we meet upon the level, may we part upon the square.
All faithful and true brothers.
All brothers who have been grand masters.
Every brother who keeps the key of knowledge from intruders, but cheerfully gives it to a worthy brother.
Every brother who maintains a consistency in love and sincerity in friendship.
Every worthy brother who was at first duly prepared, and whose heart still retains an awful regard to the three great lights of masonry.
Golden eggs to every brother, and goldfinches to our lodges.
Honor and influence to every public-spirited brother.
All freeborn sons of the ancient and honorable craft.
May the square, plumb-line, and level regulate the conduct of every brother.
May the morning have no occasion to censure the night spent by freemasons.
May the hearts of freemasons agree, although their heads should differ.
May every mason participate in the happiness of a brother.
May every brother have a heart to feel and a hand to give.
May discord, party rage, and insolence be for ever rooted out from among masons.
May covetous cares be unknown to freemasons.
May all freemasons go hand in hand in the road of virtue.
May we be more ready to correct our own faults than to publish the errors of a brother.
May the prospect of riches never induce a mason to do that which is repugnant to virtue.
May unity and love be ever stamped upon the mason’s mind.
May no freemason desire plenty but with the benevolent view to relieve the indigent.
May no freemason wish for more liberty than constitutes happiness, nor more freedom than tends to the public good.
May the deformity of vice in other men teach a mason to abhor it in himself.
May the cares which haunt the heart of the covetous be unknown to the freemason.
Prosperity to masons and masonry.
Relief to all indigent brethren.
To the secret and silent.
The great lodge of England.
The great lodge of Scotland.
To the memory of him who first planted the vine.
To the perpetual honor of freemasons.
The masters and wardens of all regular lodges.
To all masons who walk by the line.
To the memory of the Tyrian artist.
May all freemasons live in love and die in peace.
May love animate the heart of every mason.
May all freemasons ever taste and relish the sweets of freedom.
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